Learn about the tests your doctor may use to make an asthma diagnosis. Discover more about lung or pulmonary function tests and the different tests used for allergies and for asthma.
Can't catch your breath? Cough frequently at nighttime? Ask your doctor to see if you might have asthma. Read more about the tests your doctor will use to make the diagnosis.
To diagnose asthma or other lung problems, your doctor may perform lung function or pulmonary function tests. Learn about spirometry, the methacholine challenge test, and other exams to check your breathing.
If you have asthma, it's important to carefully select an asthma specialist -- a doctor who understands respiratory problems and treats asthma.
It's a good idea to know what to ask your asthma doctor before you step into the office.