Would being sick and having a sinus infection affect results if a pulmonary function test?
I have suffered from asthma since childhood which has been poorly managed with no medications for a very long time and never increasing them once I was out on them.
I had my first test last week as for 2 years I have been saying I can not breath as well as normal but only during activities generally however I have had sinus problems that required 2 surgeries and have recently found out that my sinus problems are back.
I don't know much about this test but I hard to redo things multiple times as I was apparently not breathing correctly, I did not fair well on the initial readings however when they lgave me my ventolin I improved by 15% but they have still diagnosed me with moderatly severe obstructive airway disease with reversible airway component.
I'm not even sure what that means.-
All my dr said was you have 77 year old lungs and now COPD, I'm very scared I have 4 young children and do not at all understand this.
I do my spitomety here at home and I generally hit normal ranges there are times I don't but most the time I can.
I guess I'm looking for insight and to know if anything affects this and if this test should be the sole test done to diagnosis someone with this disease
Thank you in advance for any help