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Spirometry in Longview, TX

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At Brookridge Internal Medicine Associates in Longview, TX, Dr. Brenda Vozza and the experienced team offer comprehensive testing for pulmonary issues, including a spirometry test. A spirometry test may be performed if you need to be tested for issues, such as asthma, chronic bronchitis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or other lung-related issues. If you constantly feel short of breath or suspect you may have a lung issue, call or book online to schedule an appointment today.

Asthma and other lung conditions can be debilitating and go unnoticed until symptoms worsen. At Brookridge Internal Medicine, our Longview, TX patients of all ages can gain the following benefits from spirometry testing:

  • Quick and simple asthma diagnostic tool
  • Helps determine and expand your lung capacity over time
  • Finds chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Helps you gain comfort and lung capacity for engaging in any form of physical activity


A spirometry test is a noninvasive, simple procedure to examine your breathing. The test is painless and takes less than half an hour. During the procedure, the technician will attach a clip to your nose and then ask you to take a deep breath and blow into a spirometry machine. The machine will record your lung capacity and the speed of your inhale and exhale. For consistency, we may perform the test at least three times. A technician will guide you through the test, and you should ask questions if you’re confused or feeling uncomfortable or dizzy.

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If your doctor suspects that you have a lung-related disorder, you might have to undergo a spirometry test. The procedure helps your doctor understand your lung function and identify if you have any underlying pulmonary problems.

Breathing issues can be a sign of a chronic pulmonary condition. If your doctor suspects you have any of the following disorders, you may require a spirometry test:

  • Asthma
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Chronic bronchitis
  • Emphysema
  • Pulmonary fibrosis
  • Sarcoidosis

With a spirometry test, your doctor can examine obstructions or restrictions in your airflow that may identify a specific condition that you’re experiencing. Once your doctor understands your airflow and lung function better with the test results, you can begin to treat the condition and breathe more freely.


Since spirometry is a noninvasive and fairly simple test, you don’t need extensive preparation prior to the procedure. However, in order to be able to breathe normally and easily, you should wear loose-fitting clothing and avoid alcohol or a large meal before the test.

If you smoke regularly, make sure to inform your doctor and refrain from smoking or exercising an hour before your test. Additionally, if you’re taking any medications, especially through an inhaler, ask your doctor about taking them the day of the test.

If you’re concerned about your breathing or suspect you may have a lung condition, call or book online to schedule an appointment for expert testing and treatment today.

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After undergoing a spirometry test at Brookridge Internal Medicine Associates, you can expect minimal aftereffects. The test is noninvasive and painless, and most patients can resume their normal activities immediately. Some individuals might experience mild dizziness or shortness of breath immediately after the test due to the deep and forceful breathing required. However, these sensations are typically brief, and our experienced team, led by Dr. Vozza, ensures your comfort and safety throughout the procedure.

Does a spirometry test hurt?
We understand that being tested for a medical issue can be intimidating, but a spirometry test is painless. However, if you feel uncomfortable or dizzy during the procedure, inform Dr. Vozza or a member of our team. Our aim is to make you as comfortable as possible so you can get a reliable result.
When do I get the results of a spirometry test?
Brookridge Internal Medicine Associates can provide information about what to expect after a spirometry test. Rest assured, you will receive your results as soon as a qualified member of our staff can explain the outcomes to you in detail. There may be times when we need to follow up with additional testing or imaging.
What happens if I have a lung condition?
If the spirometry test reveals that you may have a pulmonary issue, our Longview, TX specialists can discuss all possible options for treatment. We will make sure to monitor your progress as needed and keep you informed of any changes in your condition. Our goal is to help you breathe more easily and improve your overall quality of life.
How should I prepare for a spirometry test?

A member of our team at Brookridge Internal Medicine Associates, P.A. will provide specific instructions on how to prepare for the spirometry test. In general, you may be advised to avoid smoking, strenuous exercise, and certain medications that may affect lung function before the test. It's essential to inform our staff about any medications you are taking and any respiratory symptoms you may be experiencing.

What do spirometry results mean?

Spirometry results provide valuable information about lung function and can help diagnose respiratory conditions, assess disease severity, and monitor treatment response. Common spirometry measurements include forced vital capacity (FVC), forced expiratory volume in one second (FEV1), FEV1/FVC ratio, and peak expiratory flow rate (PEFR). Our team will interpret the results and discuss their significance in relation to your health and respiratory condition.

Can spirometry be used to monitor treatment progress?

Yes, spirometry is often used to monitor treatment progress and assess changes in lung function over time in individuals with respiratory conditions. Regular spirometry testing allows our office in Longview, TX to evaluate the effectiveness of medications, adjust treatment plans as needed, and help individuals achieve better control of their respiratory symptoms and overall lung health.

*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.