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Can I get some info from you lovely people out there , what the average FEV rating is im so confused with the results and the doctors don't seem to relay much info


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    Hi jillibean there is no 'average' FEV1.   They work out what yours should be depending on your age,  weight etc. and say eg it should be 90% lung function.  Well the FEV1 they give you will be a percentage of that figure.   So if you have lung disease it will be less that the average.  If for example they say your FEV1 is 75% it will be 75% of the 90%.   You will then be diagnosed with the relevant lung disease.  

    The most common has to be copd so you would be told you have moderate copd with a lung function of 75% of the normal for your age etc.  If you have over 80% then you would be mild.    Less than 50% and it would be severe. 

    I hope this clarifies it a bit for you.    There is a lot of information online about this but stick to recognised sites like the NHS (if you are in the UK)  or here.   x

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      HeyHypercat are you sure???  I ask LOTS of questions and believed my 70% lung function (which I've maintained for 3 years since diagnosis) was pretty good:  if it's 70% of what wd be expected of a late 60's overweight former smoker (more than 40 years) it's nowhere near as good as I thought it was!    Guess I'd better talk to that pulmonary nurse again ASAP
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