Diagnosis of Pulmonary Fibrosis

Dr. Javier Perez-Fernandez, Critical Care and Pulmonary Medicine Physician with Baptist Hospital and West Kendall Baptist Hospital, says it is important to obtain an adequate history of the patient to diagnose pulmonary fibrosis. He explains you should expect an adequate physical examination, and some of the normal baseline tests to look into your oxygen level, your blood pressure, your temperature, and also having a breathing test. "It is a pulmonary function test, this is very helpful to determine whether your lungs are expanding correctly or not, whether they are working fine or they are not."

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