I haven't been on here for ages, have been so unwell. So my sincerest apologies to everyone I hope your all doing well.
Apparently i had copd but doc has changed his mind its acid reflux!! yeah right. For what i know the cough related to acid reflux is a nocturnal cough. I'm coughing all day and all night, coughing up yellow/green mucus, had several courses of antibiotics but the infection keeps coming back. Doctor has grudgingly agreed to repeat spirometry, I last had it done two years ago and was apparently on the cusp of copd.
What i was wondering was how does spirometry work? Do people with copd take longer or shorter to blow out? What would you expect to find in spirometry results in people with copd?
Sorry for all the questions, I would just like to be armed with as much information as possible for when i go back to get test results. Also should i be referred to a specialist or would the useless GP just deal with it.
Many thanks to you all