I was a smoker of ten years plus and I am currently one year tobacco free... I was told I have moderate emphysema for someone my age. I had a collapsed lung from Bullue on lung. I am kinda nervous about hearing these test results.. I am not sure what I am looking at and dont have my follow up for a few more weeks yet to go over results... please help me figure this out....
Actually your numbers look pretty good..A FEV1 and FVC of >80% is considered normal. What is interesting is that your FEV1/FVC ration is near 100%. That value is used to see if there is obstructive (like COPD) disease versus restrictive (like pulmonary fibrosis). Obstructive disease is seen with a FEV1/FVC ratio of less than 80%..so it looks like there is no real obstruction. But, I am not a doctor, so please take what I say lightly...just a fellow respiratory patient and ex nurse with her share of PFT's. Of course the best thing to do (which you are doing in a few weeks) is to see your doc and go over the results as he or she is familiar with your medical history and situation. Congrats on remaining tobacco free, I am sure that has helped. Hope this helps...Sunny
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