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COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)

Spirograph

03/18/2008

Question:

a spirograph test my husband did surprised the doctor and he said he had never seen a reading so low he has suffered for 8 years now since having treatment for cancer of the vocal cords he is virtually housebound now how long can he go on like this?he only weighs less than 8st now although his top weight was 10 st 4 lbs

Answer:

Without knowing more about the exact spirograph numbers it is impossible for us to provide information regarding his prognosis.

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Response by:

Mahasti   Rittinger, RRT Mahasti Rittinger, RRT
Clinical Program Manager of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care & Sleep
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University

Phillip T Diaz, MD Phillip T Diaz, MD
Professor of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University