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My husband went to his dr last week and after doing the test

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my husband went to his dr last week and after doing the test where you exhale into a machine was told his lung function was 25 percent. however, he doesn't use oxygen,
kayaks, plays golf, and hardly ever uses his inhalers .. what can I expect for the future?
does stem cell replacement work?? what should we do?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. SH replied 2 years ago.
Hi there.
Thank you for your question.
I will be helping you out with your queries.
The great thing is that he does not use oxygen and does not use inhalers and yet he is able to do his routine activities really well.
I would not go too much into the report of his lung function too much.
What they are referring to is the FEV1 (forced expiratory volume during the first second) which would have said '25% of the expected value'.
If this were a correct result he would be severely short of breath.
Obtaining accurate results on the lung spirometry can be difficult at times.
The first and the foremost and the most important thing to look at is the patient.
If the patient is feeling well within himself then I would disregard the report.
So the bot***** *****ne is that there is nothing that needs to be done if he is not short of breath and has no symptoms.
If you have the detailed report with you I would appreciate it if you could attach it here for me to see.
Kind regards
Expert:  Dr. SH replied 2 years ago.
I would like to add:
"What they are referring to is the FEV1 (forced expiratory volume during the first second) which would have said '25% of the expected value'.
If this were a correct result he would be severely short of breath.
Obtaining accurate results on the lung spirometry can be difficult at times."
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Kind regards
Expert:  Dr. SH replied 2 years ago.
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