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Pulmonologists are pulmonary function tests in the Metro Station Bras

Action is part of the global campaign to spirometry, which this year was linked to the Olympics to boost sports

 
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June 27 is World Day of Spirometry. Worldwide, medical societies promote campaigns warning about the importance of this test, which measures the breathing capacity. In Sao Paulo, the action will be coordinated by the São Paulo Society of Thoracic Association (SPPT).

Doctors are on call in pulmonologists Bras subway station, from 8 to 16h, advising, answering questions, distributing information material and also performing for free Spirometry for the population.

The examination allows the pulmonologist to assess the health of the lungs by means of its capacity. This assessment is able to detect a range of respiratory illnesses, some quite serious, such as Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).

According to medical Silvia Carla Sousa Rodrigues, chairman of the Pulmonary Function SPPT, the test also helps in the diagnosis of asthma, occupational lung diseases, pulmonary fibrosis, among others.

Source: Isaude.net
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