I am reaching out as a LAST RESORT…..I cannot get a straight answer regarding the results of my spirometry test. Values were as follows: FEV1 3,07, predicted 3.06;% predicted, 100%; FVC 4.49, predicted 4.07; % predicted, 110%; FEV1/FVC, 68%.
I am a 61 year old male, 66 inches tall, weight 153 lbs……
My question is this…..if FEV1 is 100% of predicted, and FVC is 110% of predicted, should not these values enter in to a diagnosis of COPD??….( which is what my PCP said that I have).
….my understanding is that FEV1 is as important a number as the ratio….and isn’t FEV1 MORMAL?!?….
…..the report said “normal diffusing capacity (DLCO” and “normal lung volumes”.
I’m frightened and baffled at the same time!…..I have no respiratory symptoms, and run 15-20 miles per week (11-min. miles).
ANY insight would be appreciated!
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