Smoking is attributed as the main cause of COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease).
COPD is often undiagnosed and untreated in its early stages, especially in smokers.
A key indicator of COPD is a reduced FEV1 compared with predicted FEV1 value.
Early identification of a reduction in FEV1 can provide early warning of the
damage already suffered by the lungs at the pre-symptomatic stage, when smoking
cessation is most effective.
The Vitalograph lung age compares a subject's FEV1 with predicted normal values to
calculate the subject's 'lung age'. A high lung age in relation to the subject's
chronological age can illustrate the likely negative impact of continued smoking on
lung function and encourage smoking cessation.
- Quick and simple to use
- Interprets lung age to help illustrate the impact of smoking on the subject's lungs
- Measures FEV1 and displays FEV1 as a % of predicted values
- Color zones indicate abnormality level
- Automatically calculates the best FEV1 from multiple blows