Diagnosing asthma

For children under age five, the diagnosis is largely based on the patient’s history and a physical exam. For children age five and older, a spirometer is used to make the diagnosis, follow the patient, and aid in management. The spirometer is a device that measures lung function, and can identify air being trapped in the lungs.

Our companion site, Sinus & Allergy Center of the Midwest, provides more information abouttreating asthma.

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