Incentive Spirometers | Asthma and allergy Care Devices


A spirometer is an apparatus for measuring the volume of air inspired and expired by the lungs. It helps in measuring ventilation, the movement of air into and out of the lungs. The spirogram will identify two different types of abnormal ventilation patterns, obstructive and restrictive. There are various types of spirometers available with us which use a number of different methods for measurement (pressure transducers, ultrasonic, water gauge).

A Spirometer is used to diagnose the following conditions:

  • COPD
  • asthma
  • restrictive lung disease (such as interstitial pulmonary fibrosis)
  • other disorders affecting lung function

They help doctors and medical professionals to monitor chronic lung conditions or to check whether your current treatment is improving your breathing or not .


Preparing for a Spirometry Test

  • Do not smoke for at least one hour before a Spirometry test. Avoid alcohol that day as well.
  • Eating a large meal could also impact your ability to breathe.
  • Don’t wear restrictive clothing that’s so tight that it could impact your breathing.
  • Your doctor may also provide instructions about whether or not you should avoid using inhaled breathing medications or other medications prior to the test.


Spirometry Results

Spirometry tests are taken for the following measurements:

  • Forced vital capacity (FVC). This is the largest amount of air that you can forcefully exhale after breathing in as deeply as you can. A lower than normal FVC reading indicates restricted breathing.
  • Forced expiratory volume (FEV). This is how much air you can force from your lungs in one second. This reading helps your doctor assess the severity of your breathing problems. Lower FEV-1 readings indicate more significant obstruction.


Where to Buy a Spirometer Online?

Bring home your own spirometer to keep a regular check on your lung health. Choose from our wide collection of spirometers from top brands like CAREFUSION CORPORATION , FABRICATION ENTERPRISES, SCHILLER and more, for a worry free experience.