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Old 02-28-2008, 09:37 AM   #1
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Red face cannot pass pulmonary physical

I took a physical for a job.I pass ever thing but the pulmonary test. I need to be able to blow a 75% to pass,I only blowing a 69% to 70%. Is there any thing that i can take to pass this test in one week before retest. I need this job. can any one help me with this matter.

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Old 03-02-2008, 02:59 PM   #2
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Re: cannot pass pulmonary physical

It sounds like you are experiencing some sort of airways dysfunction that limits your expiration rate/volume. Asthma could be a likely culprit. You should probably see your Doctor about it, or a pulmonologist depending on your health care insurance. There are lots of treatments for Asthma, including inhaled bronchodilators and steroids (and combinations). I've had a full Pulmonary Function Test for breathing trouble and was diagnosed with Asthma. I am now on both of the above types of medication and my rates have gone way up. I am 46, and before the treatments, I had the expiration rate/volume of a 60 year old. Now my numbers are in the range of a 30 year old consistently.

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