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Who should have a spirometry?

If you answer yes to any of the following question you should ask your doctor about having a spirometry test.

  • Do you (now) or have you ever smoked?
  • Are you short of breath, more often than other people?
  • Do you have a cough that does not go away? For example: daily coughing or the ‘morning’ cough?
  • If you cough, do you cough up mucus?
  • Do people around you smoke?
  • Do you work around chemicals and dust?
  • Does bronchitis or emphysema run in your family?
  • Do you wheeze (a whistling or squeaky sound when you breathe)?


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