Lung Inflammation Assessment

During your annual checkup, we may assess your lung health, including identifying and evaluating any signs of inflammation. Here is how our internist may conduct a lung inflammation assessment during your visit.

First, we will take a comprehensive medical history, discussing any existing respiratory conditions, allergies or recent illnesses. This information helps provide context and guides the assessment process.

Next, we will perform a thorough physical examination. This may involve listening to your lungs with a stethoscope, checking for any abnormal breath sounds such as wheezing or crackling, which could indicate inflammation or other underlying issues.

To further evaluate lung inflammation, we may recommend additional tests. These could include spirometry, a lung function test that measures how much air you can inhale and exhale, or a chest X-ray to identify any structural abnormalities or signs of inflammation.

In some cases, Dr. John Abroon may suggest a blood test to look for markers of inflammation, including C-reactive protein (CRP) or erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR). These tests provide valuable insights into the presence and severity of lung inflammation.

By conducting a comprehensive lung inflammation assessment during your annual checkup, Dr. Abroon can promptly detect any potential issues and develop a personalized treatment plan if necessary. Your lung health matters to us, and we are dedicated to providing you with exceptional care to keep you breathing easy. Contact us today at 212-288-0900 to schedule your annual checkup and lung inflammation assessment in New York, New York.