What Is a Lung Age Test?
Lung function naturally decreases as we age. A lung age test measures forced expiratory volume (FEV), which tells how much air you can blow out of your lungs over a one-second or six-second period. This shows how well your lungs are working and provides an idea of what your lung age is. This is very useful information in a very quick and easy test.
What Do the Results Mean?
People with lower test scores have an increased risk of developing lung problems such as a chronic lung disease like COPD. This test can also provide information on how your lifestyle affects your health—for example, if you are a smoker, it can show how your smoking has affected your lungs.
What Should I Do with My Results?
You can use the results of your lung age test to assess how healthy your lungs are. You might also want to share them with your doctor, because the results might help identify chronic breathing problems that can be controlled with the right medications.
How Can I Keep My Lungs Healthy?
Your pharmacist is dedicated to helping you live a longer, healthier life. If you are a smoker and want to quit smoking, your pharmacist can work with you to develop a quit-smoking strategy and can recommend products that can increase your chances of success.
Rexall’s Ready-2-Quit program is designed to help you quit smoking and improve your overall health including the health of your lungs, and improving your overall Lung Age. Speak to your Rexall pharmacist about the Ready-2-Quit program and start your journey to a healthier you today.
Your pharmacist is always available to answer any questions that you have about your lung health and will work with you and your doctor so that you can achieve your best possible health.
For more information about the Lung Age Test speak with a Rexall Pharmacist today.