What is spirometer ?
A spirometer is a device that obtains information about how much air one is able to breathe in and out, as well as how long a person's exhales last. The spirometry test requires someone to breathe into a tube through which a spirometer machine measures respiratory effort. It is also known as a Lung Exerciser or Respirometer.
What is spirometry ?
The spirometry test is a simple way to assess lung function by measuring the amount of air people inhale, exhale and the speed at which they do this. A lung exerciser machine is used for Spirometry, which measures lung function.
How many types of spirometer are there?
- Electronic spirometer
- Incentive spirometer
- Peak Flow Meter spirometer
What are the uses of spirometer ?
- Spirometer use for diagnose diseases of the lung if you are experiencing symptoms of a problem, or your doctor feels you are at risk for developing lung disease.
- Respirometer use for lung disease treatment.
- It is use for Diagnosis of lung diseases such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), pulmonary disease, cystic fibrosis etc.
- For checking Lung function before planned operations
- To evaluate the efficacy of medicines used by patients with pulmonary disorders.
- To detect the effect of environmental pollutants on the lungs.