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Pulmonary Function Tests

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:

Pulmonary function tests (PFTs) measure how well your lungs work. PFTs may show the cause of breathing problems or how well treatments for a lung condition are working.

DISCHARGE INSTRUCTIONS:

Contact your healthcare provider if:

  • You develop new symptoms or your symptoms get worse.
  • You have questions or concerns about your condition or care.

Follow up with your healthcare provider as directed:

You may need to return to go over your test results. Write down your questions so you remember to ask them during your visits.

Return to daily activities:

You may restart your medicines and return to your usual daily activities after these tests.

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The above information is an educational aid only. It is not intended as medical advice for individual conditions or treatments. Talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before following any medical regimen to see if it is safe and effective for you.

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