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Lung age after asthma health review

Postby Hastiest on Fri Aug 05, 2016 3:53 pm

Hi all,

I just got back from a respiratory illnesses review with my local nurse. I have asthma that's been severe since birth, but is well managed.The point I'd like to jump to is this:

I was told my lung age is 56!! I am a 26yo guy!!

Note - we did some "blow tests" on a little device that produced some graphs. Everything was lower than expected for my age/weight/etc. - e.g. lung capacity, sustained blow, etc.

This came as a bit of a shock, even for someone who knows their lungs aren't great. Naturally we are taking further steps and I will attend another appointment to review my progress.

I just wonder what this means in the longer-term. Is there a link (per studies) between lung age and life expectancy? Perhaps I could be more susceptible to resp. diseases. I'm left thinking I need to be very careful, but I'm not sure how (aside from the one or two at most guilty pleasure cigarettes a month.....oops.)

Any and all thoughts or suggestions welcomed.

Thanks all.
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Re: Lung age after asthma health review

Postby talkhealth on Sun Aug 07, 2016 9:11 pm


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