Low lung capacity..FVC 61%

I am a 39 year old man, Smoker, weight 63KG & height 172 cm I fell always a mild shortness of breathe from the last 02 month. My doctor makes me the, Chest x-ray, 6 minute walk test, allergy test & a bronco provocation test. My chest X-ray, 6 minute walk test is quite normal with 95% oxygen saturation rate. But my bronco provocation test result is 1) moderately restrictive airway defect. 2) Moderately positive bronco provocation test. My baseline/ pre-medication FVC are 61% & FEV1 is 61%. FEV1/FVC ratio is 82%. (My doctor prescribed me the medication, Seretide 250 Accuhaler, MONTELUKAST 10MG, Ebastine

,MY question is: 1) is it possible to increase The FVC % till to normal range? As I can see it is lower than normal 80%, which indicates restrictive lung dieses. 2) Is there any treatment to stop the decline of FVC% 2) do I require further more investigation? 3) How severe my situation is according the above mentioned info? Do I need further more diagnosis?

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  • QUIT SMOKING BEFORE SOB AND FEV1 GET WORSE--AND THEY WILL IF YOU CONTINUE TO SMOKE

  • thanks chort for your reply..now it is 6 day going i have quite smoking...have you any information that does FVC can be increased?

  • Try brisk walking or running everyday for 30 mins whilst no longer smoking. You'll feel much better after a month!

  • An Fev of 61% would be a dream come true for many of us here. But as you are only 39, you certainly need to take steps to slow down the decline in lung function. You've had the tests, got the results so now you need to take your prescribed meds, eat well, exercise regularly and stop smoking. If you do this you should see a big improvement in your health.