If you experience shortness of breath and want relief, turn to Prime Pulmonary & Sleep Center, with offices in Bakersfield and Delano, California. Pramil Vaghasia, MD, and Ruchi Bansal, MD, can diagnose your condition using a state-of-the-art pulmonary function test. Call the office to schedule an appointment or book one online today.
Pulmonary function tests are diagnostic procedures that help your specialist diagnose lung problems that affect your breathing. Prime Pulmonary & Sleep Center offers a variety of lung function tests to find the root cause of breathing problems.
If you or your doctor suspect you have one of the following lung conditions, you may be a candidate for pulmonary function tests:
After making a diagnosis, your specialist can treat your condition to help you breathe easier and reduce the risk of serious complications.
Some of the many lung function tests available at Prime Pulmonary & Sleep Center include:
With spirometry, you breathe in and out of a mouthpiece that’s hooked up to an electronic machine.
During plethysmography testing, you complete breathing tests while in a telephone booth-like air-tight room.
Pulmonary function tests at Prime Pulmonary & Sleep Center can measure the following:
Your specialist may ask you to breathe into a lung testing device before and after using an inhaler containing medicine that expands your airways. They can check for obstructive and restrictive breathing problems that reduce your airflow.
When you arrive at Prime Pulmonary & Sleep Center for pulmonary function testing, you relax in a comfortable chair. Your specialist may place a soft clip on your nose to help you breathe through your mouth only.
You then place a sterile mouthpiece, attached to a spirometer, in your mouth. Follow your doctor’s instructions to inhale and exhale in various ways. You may use an inhaler to breathe into a bronchodilator at certain times during lung function tests.
After the procedure, there’s no downtime, so you can resume normal daily activities immediately. Your pulmonary specialist lets you know the results of your tests and develops a treatment plan (if needed) to help you breathe easier and experience a better quality of life.
If you struggle to get a full breath of air, call the nearest Prime Pulmonary & Sleep Center office or book an appointment online today.
8305 Brimhall Rd.,
Bakersfield, CA 93312
1205 Garces Highway,
Delano, CA 93215
Monday: 8am - 6pm
Tuesday: 8am - 6pm
Wednesday: 8am - 6pm
Thursday: 8am - 6pm
Friday: 8am - 6pm
Monday-Sunday 8pm- 6am