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Pulmonary function tests

In a spirometry test, while you are sitting, you breathe into a mouthpiece that is connected to an instrument called a spirometer.

The spirometer records the amount and the rate of air that you breathe in and out over a period of time. When standing, some numbers might be slightly different.

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Pulmonary function tests are a group of tests that measure breathing and how well the lungs are functioning.

How the Test is Performed

Spirometry measures airflow. By measuring how much air you exhale, and how quickly you exhale, spirometry can evaluate a broad range of lung diseases.

  • Bruxism

  • Impotence

  • Nightmares

  • Arrhythmia

  • REM Behavior Disorder

  • Insomnia

  • Hypertension

For some of the test measurements, you can breathe normally and quietly. Other tests require forced inhalation or exhalation after a deep breath.

Sometimes, you will be asked to inhale a different gas or a medicine to see how it changes your test results.

  • Untreated sleep apnea can lead to high blood pressure, heart failure or stroke, according to WebMD. 

  • Restless Leg Syndrome

  • Apnea

  • Overweight

  • Snoring


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What are some side effects of sleep apnea?

What is sleep apnea?

Obstructive sleep apnea, the most common form of the disorder, occurs when the soft tissues at the back of the throat collapse and block the airway during sleep, according to WebMD. The second form, central sleep apnea, occurs when the brain does not signal the muscles to breathe.

What is obstructive sleep apnea?

Obstructive sleep apnea occurs when the airway is blocked during sleeping, causing periodic pauses in breathing, MedlinePlus states.

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is a pulmonologist treating patients in Queens, New York, and the surrounding communities. He is affiliated with facilities including the Flushing Hospital Medical Center and New York Hospital Queens. He also holds Board certification in both internal medicine and pulmonary disease. For his undergraduate degree, Dr. Pineles attended New York University. He pursued his medical degree at the State University of New York Downstate. Dr. Pineles continued his medical education at Brookdale Hospital. Here, he completed internship and residency programs in internal medicine and completed a fellowship focused on pulmonary medicine. Patients visiting Dr. Pineles can receive a full range of medical services. He provides general pulmonology consultations and treatment for specific illnesses and issues. In addition to his clinical roles, Dr. Pineles has also served as an instructor in medicine at S.U.N.Y. Downstate. 

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Meet the Business Owner Edward Pineles M.D.

Edward P. Business Owner Education: Medical School - State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center The Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center, Internship in Internal Medicine The Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center, Residency in Internal Medicine The Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center, Fellowship in Pulmonary Medicine

Certifications: Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Diseases

Undergraduate School: NYU

Medical School: SUNY Health Science Center at Brooklyn