Hi, Everybody. I am a newly-diagnosed recruit to the ranks of COPD and I wonder if anybody can help unscramble the results of my Spirometry test before I see my Practice Nurse for.."inhaled therapy",please. I have discovered what FEV1 and FVC mean thanks to this website, but the info. stops there!?
Can anybody, please tell me what RV, DLCO and KCO mean, also what the attached values mean? I don't know whether I'm due a holiday in a "RV", or whether I'm about to receive an award from Her Majesty for something I haven't done?!
I would be grateful for any help. I haven't seen the Practice Nurse yet as they haven't received their copy of my letter yet, if you see what I mean! It would just be nice to be able to ask constructive questions based on any info you could give me.
Many thanks and kind regards in advance.