Lung function test, specifically Spirometer is the best way to test your lung’s ability to expand, deflate and get enough oxygen to your tissues. Our lung test shows  if your lungs are operating below its expected normal. The lungs are the oxygen delivery center for your body’s cells. When oxygen supply is limited it causes chaos in multiple systems in your body.  There’s a few reasons why you’d want to test your lung function, but let’s start with the types of symptoms that you’re feeling.

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Lung Symptoms than needs to be tested

So you’re thinking your lungs aren’t working like they should, here’s some symptoms that are signs that your lungs might be the place to investigate.

What does a Lung Function test tell us?

We take multiple measurements to get a better understanding what the cause might be. Lung function is analyzing how air flows in and out of your lungs, as you breathe in and out. A Lung function test can give us all the info that we need to know how your lungs are moving, expanding, or restricting and trapping air – wither it be the structures that help your lungs expand or the airways being blocked or even closed off. Saturation accurately measures how much oxygen reaches your tissue. A drop in saturation indicates a oxygen deficiency.

Lung tests are crucial to see if you’re improving or worsening. That’s why we test your lungs at different times. Usually the first test establishes the severity of your lung problem, then we re-test in a few weeks to monitor the change. This can tell us how fast your lungs are improving, or if more aggressive steps are needed. Some lung conditions can cause permanent damage if not treated promptly. Other lung conditions like asthma can be reversed and improved with therapy and medications.

Our Lung function tests give us a reading of lung volume, capacity, rates of flow, and gas exchange, that’s necessary data to make a diagnosis and determine whether or not you may have a lung problem.

Testing Packages

1 Lung Test

  • Complete Lung function test
  • Report & Recommendations
  • Treatment Program
  • Includes Spirometry and Saturation

x2 Lung Tests

  • Initial Lung test & re-test
  • Full Comparison Report
  • Program & re-adjustment
  • Added 6 min walk test

x3 Lung Tests

  • Initial, follow-up & 6 week follow up test
  • Progress Report
  • Progressive Rehabilitation Program
  • Added Peak flow

What to expect during your lung test?

You will be asked to do a few tests breathing in and out several times. These tests will be repeated to get an accurate reading. For the spirometry, you will have a mouthpiece so that a machine can measure the amount of air your breath in and out through your mouth. Your nose will be clipped for this test to prevent air from going in or out through the nose.

Next, you will sit in a small booth and breathe into a mouthpiece so that the volume of air in your lungs can be measured. Your therapist will prepare you for what to expect before scheduling your appointment as you may need to wear loose fitting, comfortable clothing and athletic shoes for the exercise test. This test is done on a treadmill.

When you’ve scheduled your appointment, we’ll send you a quick questionnaire, just fill it out and submit your answers.

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After COVID, still not 100% yet?

Since COVID-19 started in 2019, we’ve been seeing an increase in patients that’s struggling with the aftermath of this pandemic. The cellular war that rages through your body within the first exposure to weeks after your immune system concurs this viral attack. The landscape of your body’s tissues take a heavy toll. One of most hardest hit is your lung.

Mild infections are the first to come knocking on your doors, asking ” Can you just check if it’s ok, coz I’m just not 100%”. Yes, they may have come off the battle with merely a few scars, but these battle scars pose more of a problem than you’d expect.  Tissue destruction in the lungs compromises gas exchange in these areas of your lung, unable to feed your cells with the oxygen they need. These scars range from small pockets in one lobe, to large scars that’s even visible on x-rays.

Bottom line is that a fast replicating virus like COVID-19 can within a matter of days cause severe problems. If your bodies cells don’t receive enough oxygen, they suffocate. Your lungs are crucial at maintaining this Saturation level of Oxygen, or cells starts dyeing.

We’ve seen the heart try to accommodate for the loss of surface area where gas can enter the bloodstream, by pushing more blood through the lungs per minute leaving you with an elevated heart rate. This in turn can overwork your heart muscle causing who knows what other cardiac problems.

Our testing center at Well Health Pro tests your lungs to give you answers and establish how your lungs are working. Are the normal? If not, how far below the norm are you? After we’ve done the test, it will guide us to what the next step will be.

Lung tests that we do

These lung function measurements must be understood and analyzed in isolation and in relationship with other readings to establish a clear picture of the state of your lungs.

  • This test well your lungs are working, by testing how fast air enter and exit your lungs.
  • This measures how well oxygen is delivered to your tissues. Saturation indicates that amount of oxygen traveling through your body with your red blood cells. Normal oxygen saturation is usually between 95% and 100% for most healthy adults.
  • Abnormally high
  • This type of lung function test is used to measure how air flows from your lungs in one “fast blast.” In other words, the meter measures your ability to push air out of your lungs in one go.
  • This is a stress test used to determine your level of fitness and endurance.
  • It measures the distance you’re able to cover in a 6 minutes.
  • When there’s suspected lungs and heart problems, we don’t want to push you to the limit, but we want to see what happens when there’s a higher demand on your body to collect, pump and deliver oxygen to your tissues.

What NOT to do

  • Stop any medication

What you SHOULD do

  • Submit your pre-screening form that we’ll send you when you make the booking

  • Bring along your inhalers and medications

  • Wear tekkies for a walk test on a treadmill

Making it worse

  • Exertion

  • Exposure

  • Some masks

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This is the causes that progress into this type of problem,

meaning the activities, movements, positions that directly flares-up, worsens and keeps on with cause this problem

Forms of treatment

  • Your pulmonologist performs the lung function test and will indicate if further intervention is required.
  • Your doctor (GP) will analyzes the lung