I have read a lot of comments about FeNo testing recently and am very interested to know different viewpoints. My consultant said it was going to become part of the gold standard for testing for asthma and lung inflammation and should be in every surgery. He even thinks eventually we (us with asthma) should be using FeNo meters at home the way we use peak flow meters at present. I have mixed feelings about it. What does everyone else think?
My situation is tricky, as I go from having amazing lung function through to being quite unwell quite quickly, where my Pef drops by 50% and Fev1 by 500mls. But my past FeNo tests have not been done when I was sick, so look very normal!! Ie steroids were working just fine. I definitely have asthma it has been diagnosed over and over again since I was a child and is completely reversible, even though I now have some airway remodeling.
So I am wondering if this could be a disaster in the hands of generalist GP’s and Nurses?
What does everyone think?