What Breathing Tests Are Done to Diagnose Asthma and Other Lung Problems?

What Breathing Tests Are Done to Diagnose Asthma and Other Lung Problems?

Asthma is a unique condition that affects millions of Americans and can sometimes go undiagnosed. It can also be worsened by certain situations, such as environmental changes or a change in the seasons, when allergies tend to rise. With the help of professionals, many patients of the Crystal Lake and Elgin, Illinois, areas can obtain a proper diagnosis of their lung problems and determine the most effective treatments. With various breathing tests for asthma, allergies, and other health problems, we can help you determine the cause of your issues and assist you in finding proper and effective treatments.

What Breathing Tests Are Done to Diagnose Asthma?

Several tests can be done to diagnose asthma, including spirometry, peak flow measurement, and provocation tests. Your doctor or physician will likely order one or more of these tests to determine if you have asthma and rule out other conditions.

  • Spirometry. This is the most commonly utilized test to diagnose asthma. It measures the amount of air you can breathe in and out and how quickly you can do it.
  • Peak flow measurement. This specialized test measures how well the lungs can push air out.
  • Provocation tests. These tests involve exposing you to a substance that may trigger an asthma attack, such as cold air or exercise. These particular tests aim to see how your lungs respond when they are challenged.

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Our team at Advanced Allergy and Asthma Associates and Food Allergy Center of Illinois can evaluate you and provide a wide range of tests to diagnose asthma and other lung problems that may impact one’s quality of life. With the help of Dr. Noga Askenazi and her associates at the two office locations in Illinois, you can find out the cause of your issues and determine the best course of treatment after a definitive diagnosis.

How Do I Learn More About My Lung Condition?

Whether you suspect you have asthma or other lung problems, you must connect with a qualified professional with experience in providing the diagnosis and treatment of particular concerns. Call Dr. Noga Askenazi and her associates today at (847) 888-8802 and request a consultation visit and initial evaluation with our team.

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Haley Young is a board-certified physician assistant specializing in immunology and allergy with a comprehensive background in neurosurgery and dermatology. Holding a Masters of Physician Assistant Studies from Lincoln Memorial University and a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Aurora University, she brings a holistic approach to patient care. Haley Young is committed to treating the whole person—mind, body, and spirit, adeptly managing complex conditions like allergic rhinitis, food allergies, and asthma. She is a member of prestigious professional organizations and is dedicated to building trust with her patients, ensuring compassionate and comprehensive care.


Amy Schack, a distinguished board-certified Physician Associate, brings a wealth of expertise to patient care. Specializing in allergic rhinitis, sinusitis, asthma, and rashes, Amy is renowned for her commitment to excellence and compassionate approach. With a background in immediate care and orthopedics, she holds a Master's in Physician Assistant studies from Midwestern University and a Bachelor of Science from Northern Illinois University. A member of esteemed professional associations, including the American Academy of Physician Assistants and the Association of PAs in Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology, Amy Schack instills confidence, ensuring you can trust her unwavering dedication to your health and well-being.


Meredith Cirrincione is a board certified Physician Assistant and specializes in treating allergies, with a focus on asthma, rashes, environmental allergies, chemical and food allergies. She holds a Masters in Physician Assistant Studies from The Chicago Medical School - Rosalind Franklin University of Health Sciences. She is a Fellow member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, the Illinois Academy of Physician Assistants, and the Association of PAs in Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. She likes to approach things holistically. She is a strong patient advocate and adored by her patients. She enjoys singing, reading, cooking, and the great outdoors.


Dr. Noga Askenazi is a nationally recognized asthma and allergy specialist who is board certified in pediatric and adult allergy. Her areas of special interest are innovative treatment of rashes, sinusitis, food allergies, asthma and immune disorders. She was past President of the ISAAI (Illinois Society of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology), works on state and national committees for advancement of the allergy field and is a consultant for Advocate, Ascension Health, Northwestern amongst other health care systems. Her joy is helping patients reach their goals after together determining best treatments. Her staff and patients are a chosen family, and she invests in their happiness. She enjoys gardening, biking and cooking to good music.