Spirometry Cracow

Spirometry in Cracow - comprehensive lung function test

Spirometry is a crucial test that allows for an accurate assessment of lung function, helping to detect and monitor a variety of respiratory conditions. At the Prokocim Medical Center in Krakow, we offer professional spirometry tests carried out by qualified specialists. Thanks to advanced diagnostic equipment, we are able to precisely examine the lung capacity and the maximum volume of air that the patient is able to expel from the lungs in one second.

Spirometry is a painless and non-invasive test, but it requires proper preparation from the patient. In order for the results to be conclusive, it is recommended to avoid smoking, alcohol consumption, large meals and intense physical activity a few hours before the test.

Spirometry testing is especially recommended for people who:

  • suspect they have asthma,
  • are smokers or have been smokers and are concerned about chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD),
  • experience increasing shortness of breath or fatigue during physical exertion,
  • may suffer from interstitial lung diseases,
  • are exposed to toxic agents in the workplace or residence.

At our Prokocim Medical Centre, we place particular emphasis on an individual approach to the patient, providing support and professional care at every stage of diagnosis and treatment. Spirometry in Krakow, carried out in our facility, is a guarantee of high quality services that help our patients maintain health and good condition of the respiratory system. Feel free to contact us and schedule an appointment to learn more about the study, and how we can help you.

Spirometry Pricing

Spirometry + allergy consultation PLN 300

The most important information about spirometry testing in Krakow

What is spirometry?

Spirometry is a basic lung function test that measures the volume and capacity of air in the respiratory system. It makes it possible to assess the efficiency of breathing, detect possible ventilation disorders and monitor the effectiveness of treatment of respiratory diseases.

Where does spirometry take place in Krakow?

The spirometry test is carried out in the city of Krakow Prokocim.

Prokocim Medical Center, al. Adolfa Dygasiński 2d, 30-820 Cracow

Access by public transport: Przystanek Bieżanowska
tram lines: 3, 9, 13, 24, 49
bus lines: 144, 173, 301, 304, 314, 503

How does a spirometry test work?

During spirometry, the patient is in a sitting position. Through the mouthpiece connected to the device, he breathes according to the instructions of the medical staff. The test consists of several stages: calm inhalation and exhalation, then taking in as deep as possible and exhaling rapidly, fully until the lungs are completely empty. The process can be repeated several times to ensure the accuracy of the results.

Who should perform spirometry?

Spirometry is recommended for people who:

  • experience a chronic cough,
  • have difficulty breathing or shortness of breath,
  • are smokers or former smokers,
  • are exposed to long-term exposure to air pollutants or toxic substances at work;
  • have a family history of lung disease,
  • are under the care of a doctor for respiratory diseases, to monitor treatment.

Are there any contraindications to spirometry?

Yes, spirometry should not be performed in people who have had a heart attack, stroke, have an aneurysm of the aorta or cerebral arteries, have recently undergone ophthalmological surgery, and have had elevated intracranial pressure, pneumothorax, or hemoptysis of unknown cause. Any such case should be consulted with a doctor.

How should I prepare for spirometry?

Preparation for spirometry is crucial to the reliability of test results. Here are some important recommendations to help you prepare:

  • Avoid large meals: It is recommended not to eat heavy, heavy meals at least 2 hours before the test. This will make it easier to take deep breaths and exhales during the examination.

  • Limit your caffeine intake: 2 hours before spirometry, avoid drinking strong tea, coffee and other caffeinated beverages. These substances can affect the bronchial muscles and thus the test results.

  • Refrain from smoking: Do not smoke tobacco or electronic cigarettes for at least 2 hours before the test. Smoking has a direct impact on lung function and can distort spirometry results.

  • Avoid alcohol: 8 hours before the test, give up alcohol consumption. Alcohol can affect your ability to perform proper breathing maneuvers during spirometry.

  • Wear loose-fitting clothing: Choose clothing for the day of the examination that will not restrict your movements, especially in the chest area. This will make it easier to take deep breaths.

  • Avoid strenuous physical exertion: About 30 minutes before spirometry, refrain from strenuous physical exertion. This will avoid fatigue of the respiratory muscles before the test.

Remember that each of these recommendations is intended to provide the most reliable test results, which is crucial for further diagnosis and possible treatment.