Everybody Loves Raymund

Every Breath You Take

Spirometry – the measuring of breath. One of the most common Pulmonary Function Tests (PFTs) measuring the lung function specifically the measurement of the amount (volume) and/or speed (flow) of air that can be inhaled and exhaled. (Wikipedia)

Basically, I just want to find out what is the cause of the irritating “ahems” and constant post-nasal drip. I’m hoping that there’s something that I can take to improve my breathing so I can also start swim training. I have no problem with running or biking but when it comes to swimming, I admit I am not that proficient. I think that my water confidence is affected by my weak breathing or lung power.

I remember taking some asthma meds when I was young but I outgrew that problem. I have a hunch that because of all the running in the polluted Metro Manila environment the asthma came back.

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Inside the “chamber”.

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The mouthpiece is actually missing.

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I was asked to perform several breathing exercises like deep breathing, inspiration and expiration, combinations of rapid inhaling and exhaling, etc. while my mouth was on the spirometer’s mouthpiece.

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Spirogram

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Oxygen level, Heart Rate is normal.

In two days I will get the results of the test and have it interpreted by the doctor. For now let’s just keep our fingers crossed there’s nothing wrong. And if there is, it has a simple remedy/treatment. May this help improve my athletic performance 🙂

July 5, 2011 - Posted by | Miscellaneous, Running

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