Okay..so...lol.I'm the kind of person who will take numbers like PFT and try to figure out how a Dr. comes to his diagnosis/conclusion. I'm SO confused on this.
I am 5'5" I am 57 year old female. For the life of me I can't figure out my fev 1 and fev ratio, and how they say I have copd. I tried putting my numbers in on the online calculator at: patient.info/doctor/spirome...
My fev 1 is (most of the time 2.15 - 2.27...my(Fev was 2.87 and Fev1 2.17)on the day of test. IF I could figure it out I might could get my head around all this. My hubby and I have tried to figure how they came to this diagnosis, and we can't. We so want to do the numbers right, as to agree, or not agree with the Dr., because its NOT a good thing to have copd. My mom says to just listen to what he says and not worry with the numbers. Well, if they added up to copd I'd do just that. However from my/our calculations they don't. I do know my fev 1 is on the low side of normal.
Can any of you help me figure out how this guy says I have COPD? I think it's very important to know. I tried calling, and left like 5 messages, and heard nothing back yet. He never really explained how he got my diagnosis. Hmmmm..... I just want to be able to say I have COPD, or I don't.....it's disturbing to say the least. I'm sure some of you have unanswered questions also. I don't want anyone to throw stones at me for asking...so please...if you feel like reprimanding me, don't bother answering. Some people don't dissect things like I do. Haha!! Also, some people don't like questions with numbers such as this. I have noticed. But, loves, I'm not here to irritate or bother anyone. Promise.
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