possible copd/asthma fear

just got my results and i fear about a possible copd/asthma diagnosis. Any help appreciated.. And here are the results;

fev1: 3,88 (%92)

fvc: 5.21 (%104)

fev1/fvc: 74

fef25-75: 3.00 (%63)

doc only said i had small airway obstruction but didnt talk about anything else. Is it possible that i have copd or asthma? Any help will be appreciated...

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  • Hi

    All seems normal

    FEV1 normal range 80%/120%

    FVC normal range 80%/120%

    FEV1/FVC ratio normal range 70%/85%

    FEF normal range 50%/60% and up to 130%

  • Hi you haven't got copd as your lung function of 92% is in the normal range.

  • Small airway obstruction is COPD.

    Stage: 92% Fev1 = Mild.

    You can be in the normal range and have mild COPD.

    Stop smoking, get BMI acceptable, avoid colds, start exercising.. to minimise progression

  • Did they do a reversibility spirometry test? That is after the first set of three blows did they then give you ventolin wait a period of time and then do the test again?

  • They did and fef25-75 increased to 77% from 63%. No big change in fev and fvc, 3% only in fev. Today talked again with the doc and he told me that i'm not copd but rather allergic asthma. Any thoughts??

  • Hi

    Some reading for you.

    webmd.boots.com/asthma/guid...

  • Asthma U.K. Has a group on HealthUnlocked also a brilliant resource of info on web site and phone helpline. I have chronic brittle asthma if you need to talk or have any questions

  • , soy nueva en este sitio, 58 años diagnostico Enfisema Pulmonar. Diabetica por 35 años...

    ESTOS últimos 2 años Han sido muy duros... ingresos al hospital 4 veces y antibioticoa al

    pag mayor ahora anemia... falta un estudio la Espirometria lo tendre a fin de mes espero

    estafa tratamiento he sentido mejoria ... pero si es desesperante, saludos.

  • Espero que te mejores pronto. Cuidate..

  • had another done today and here are the results;

    fev1: 4.06 (97%)

    fvc: 5.39 (107%)

    fev1/fvc: 75 (93%)

    pef: 10.13 (105%)

    fef25-75: 3.23 (68%)

    doc told me that my fev1/fvc should be over 80. (i mean around 99-100%) and fef25-75 should be over 80%. he thinks that i have asthma and only prescribed (Flutikazon + Salmeterol) inhaler. by the way i'm 33 and not much of a smoker. only smoked 3-4 years, maybe a pack per week.

    Any comments? I'm really concerned about the fev1/fvc. i mean it is at 75 (93%) but why the doc thinks that it should be over 80? (around 100%)

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