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I Bought A At-home Spirometer From XXXXXXX Are These Devices

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Posted on Sat, 11 Feb 2023
Question: I bought a at-home spirometer from XXXXXXX Are these devices accurate? I specifically measured FEV1. The brand is Spirolink CMI medical. It showed very poor percentage. Thanks
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Answered by Dr. Drkaushal85 (26 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Technique is very important in spirometry value.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your question on Ask a doctor forum.
I can understand your concern.
In any spirometry, technique is more important.
So if you have done it properly, in proper way, this machines are accurate.
So if you have symptoms, better to get it checked by doctor s clinic PFT machine.
Hope I have solved your query. I will be happy to help you further. Wish you good health. Thanks.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Drkaushal85 (45 hours later)
Thanks.

Can people only have a cough from copd only at night and only on some nights? Or would they also have day symptoms? Thanks
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Answered by Dr. Drkaushal85 (48 hours later)
Brief Answer:
If it is very early small Airway disease then this is possible.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your follow up question on Ask a doctor forum.
I can understand your concern.
COPD starts with small Airway disease.
So if you have very early small Airway obstruction then only cough on some nights are seen.
Hope I have solved your query. I will be happy to help you further. Wish you good health. Thanks.
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Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Saisudha Kotla
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I Bought A At-home Spirometer From XXXXXXX Are These Devices

Brief Answer: Technique is very important in spirometry value. Detailed Answer: Thanks for your question on Ask a doctor forum. I can understand your concern. In any spirometry, technique is more important. So if you have done it properly, in proper way, this machines are accurate. So if you have symptoms, better to get it checked by doctor s clinic PFT machine. Hope I have solved your query. I will be happy to help you further. Wish you good health. Thanks.