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FEV1 64%, FVC 94 with a ratio of 54 amd MMV of 67. Post bronchodilation FEV1 74%, FVC 103 with a ratio of 57. Final diagnosis- Moderate obstructive lung disease of asthma type. Do I have COPD, asthma or emphysema? Please help

  1. Hi TimU and thanks for your post. While we cannot provide medical advice or diagnostics over the internet (for your own safety), we appreciate that you would like to be given a definitive diagnosis from your pulmonary function test results. It would be best for you to pursue that complete evaluation from your physician. Before you do that, I thought you might find it helpful to look over two articles that relate to your concerns. First, this one; COPD - chronic bronchitis & emphysema: .
    For the second article, please see below -
    Leon (site moderator)

    1. Thank you Leon.

  2. Hi again TimU - the second article explains some of the differences between COPD and asthma. You can find it here:

    The way this aspect of the website works, only one link at-a-time can be posted in these replies. That is why my reply was broken into two posts.

    I do hope you find this material to be helpful. Please do check with your physician about your concerns and please keep us apprised of your progress.

    All the best,
    Leon (site moderator)

    1. It's my pleasure, TimU - I hope you found the material to be helpful for your needs. Warmly, Leon (site moderator)

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