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My question to pulmonologist. I am 64 yrs old man. I seem to have asthma, but not sure. I am struggling for easy breathing. I want to undergo an accurate test to know whether I am suffering from asthma. In pft, air is blown fast, but I doubt, whether the pft test detects asthma correctly. Please advise me.

1 Doctor Answered
Pft is quit reliable. Yes pt might be having asthma, but normal pft, impedance oscilography and body plethesography are more advance, not available easily.
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