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How is bronchial asthma diagnosed?

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Asthma tests may include:

�Spirometry: A test to measure how well you breathe.

�Peak Expiratory Flow: This measures the force of air as you breathe out.

�Chest X-ray: Your doctor may recommend this to rule out any other diseases that can cause the same symptoms.

SOURCES:
Smolley, L. Breathe Right Now, New York, Dell, 1998.
National Heart Lung and Blood Institute: "Expert Panel Report 3 (EPR 3): Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma."
Global Initiative for Asthma Management and Prevention.
NHLBI/WHO Workshop Report, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, 1995; Pub #95-3659.
CDC: FastStats: "Asthma."
American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology: "Trends in Allergic Disease."

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on August 11, 2019

SOURCES:
Smolley, L. Breathe Right Now, New York, Dell, 1998.
National Heart Lung and Blood Institute: "Expert Panel Report 3 (EPR 3): Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma."
Global Initiative for Asthma Management and Prevention.
NHLBI/WHO Workshop Report, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, 1995; Pub #95-3659.
CDC: FastStats: "Asthma."
American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology: "Trends in Allergic Disease."

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on August 11, 2019

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