Pulmonary Function Tests Podcast
These tests assess lung volumes, capacities, rates of flow, and gas exchange. Different procedures measure lung function in different ways.
Peak Flow Measurement Podcast
Peak flow measurement is a procedure that records the amount of air flowing out of your lungs. Peak flow can be measured with either a spirometer or a peak flow meter.
Lung Scan Podcast
Two types of lung scans are available: ventilation scans and perfusion scans. Both use a tiny amount of a radioactive substance.
A lobectomy is a surgical procedure that removes one of the lobes of the lungs.
For the oximetry test, a clip-like probe is placed on one of your fingers or on an ear lobe to measure the amount of blood that's saturated with oxygen. Your health care provider uses this test to find out if you need supplemental oxygen.
An MDI is the most commonly used inhaler in treating lung diseases such as asthma and COPD. Unfortunately, many people who need an inhaler do not use it correctly, so they don't receive the full benefit of the medication. Watch this video to learn the best way to use your inhaler.
Peak Flow Meter
A peak flow meter for asthma is like a thermometer for a fever - it helps you monitor what's going on inside your lungs by measuring airflow out of the lungs. The meter can tell you if your airways are narrowing well before asthma symptoms begin. Learn how to use a peak flow meter, how to find your "personal best," and how to set your peak flow zones.
Making the Decision to Quit Smoking
Quitting smoking is a major life event. It’s easier to do when you are prepared for what’s to come. Watch and learn how to make a solid plan that will keep you on the path to being smoke-free.
Quitting Smoking: Overcoming Relapse
Giving up smoking is a tough decision. And slipups can happen. But a slipup doesn’t have to be an excuse to start smoking again. Watch and learn how to get back on track with your plan to quit smoking.