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Learn about the tests your doctor uses to diagnose asthma, including spirometry, x-rays, allergen testing and more.
Univ. of Maryland Medical
Understand the terminology used in the diagnosis of asthma. Learn about peak flow, vital capacity and forced expiratory volume (FEV1).
The Pulmonary Channel
Get information about bronchial provocation, exercise challenge, peak flow and FEV1 tests used in the diagnosis of asthma.
Learn what to expect at your initial appointment. Understand each of the steps in the exam that your doctor will use to make a diagnosis of asthma.
A simple list of signs that you should consult with a doctor. Also a very convenient list of questions to take with you when you receive your asthma diagnosis.
Learn about allergic asthma, the most common form of the disease. Also a self-assessment tool to help you and your doctor diagnose asthma and identify allergen triggers.
Asthma Action America
Use this brief self-assessment to pinpoint your symptoms. Then share the results with your doctor to help diagnose your asthma or other pulmonary condition.
Watch this video to hear from three experts on the basics of asthma. Include symptoms and diagnosis of asthma, as well as treatment options.
An excellent resource for patients just receiving a diagnosis of asthma. Includes in-depth discussion of symptoms, management plans, medication and many useful tools.
Diagnosing asthma in young children is challenging because they lack the coordination required for spirometry tests. A newly approved test provides an alterative.
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