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Respiratory Specialist ClinicWe provide a thorough consultation to the patient referred in from family doctors and other specialists, as well as from other hospitals and clinics. Our clinic empowered by a team of highly-motivated Medical Officers supported by experienced and well-trained staffs. In any circumstances our lines of consultants are always ready to serve.

 

Spirometry, or a simple Pulmonary Function Testing is a common test used to assess how well your lungs work by measuring how much air you inhale, how much you exhale and how quickly you exhale. Spirometry is used to diagnose asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and other conditions that affect breathing.

If you’ve already been diagnosed with a chronic lung disorder, spirometry may be used periodically to check how well your medications are working and whether your breathing problems are under control.

A spirometry test requires you to breathe into a tube attached to a machine called a spirometer. Before you do the test, a technician will give you specific instructions. Listen carefully and ask questions if something is not clear. Doing the test correctly is necessary for accurate and meaningful results.

In general, you can expect the following during a spirometry test:

  • You’ll likely be seated during the test.
  • A clip will be placed on your nose to keep your nostrils closed.
  • You will take a deep breath and breathe out as hard as you can for several seconds into the tube. It’s important that your lips create a seal around the tube, so that no air leaks out.
  • You’ll need to do the test at least three times to make sure your results are relatively consistent. If there is too much variation among the three outcomes, you may need to repeat the test again. The highest value among three close test results is used as the final result.
  • The entire process usually takes less than 15 minutes.

Your doctor may give you an inhaled medication to open your lungs (bronchodilator) after the initial round of tests. You’ll need to wait 15 minutes and then do another set of measurements. Your doctor then can compare the results of the two measurements to see whether the bronchodilator improved your airflow.

This video will help you understand more about spirometry;
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Under certain circumstances, doctor may request you undergo a more advanced test to help in your diagnosis or lung health management.

Body Plethysmography, measures how much air is present in your lungs when you take a deep breath. It also measures how much air remains in your lungs after you breathe out fully. Abnormal test results may show that you have pulmonary fibrosis or a stiff or weak chest wall.

Lung Diffusion Capacity (DLCO), measures how well oxygen passes from your lungs to your bloodstream. This might be a sign of loss of lung tissue, emphysema (a type of COPD), or problems with blood flow through the body’s arteries.

To help you understand more about those tests, please watch the videos below;
Body Plethysmography
DLCO

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Sleep Analysis is one of the specialty we have offered here in Respiratory Specialist Clinic in PPPUiTM.

Polysomnography (PSG), is a complex sleep analysis conducted on people who have been diagnosed with Sleep Disordered-Breathing syndrome (SDB). Sleep Apnea is the most common disorder among Asian. It is showed by any of the following symptoms;

  • Snoring
  • Restless Sleep
  • Exessive Daytime Sleepiness
  • Witnessed Apnoeic Episodes
  • Dry Mouth in the morning

Sleep Apnea is defined as “a pause of breathing during sleep”. A continuos episodes of apnea during your entire life may affect the quality of your sleep leading to other co-morbidities such as heart diseases. Patients are usually asked to answer a few questionnaires to identify the symptoms of sleep apnea experienced. The score obtained from the questionnaires will be used as an early assessment towards the prognosis.

You may find the questionnaires as below;
Epsworth Sleepiness Scale 
STOP-BANG Questionnaire

PSG is done at night during your sleep time. Prior to your bedtime, a Sleep Technologist will put a several sensors at certain point on your body – head, chin, chest and legs – to record your brain wave and any body movement and pause of breathing during your sleep. You may watch the video below to understand more about sleep apnea and how the PSG is done;
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