Lung Age?

By txsheny Latest Activity November 14, 2011 at 9:25 pm Views 6,615 Replies 8 Likes 5


I never heard of such a thing as Lung Age until last week when I had more test done, does everyone have this test done?
if so, what is your real age & your Lung Age?
Real Age- 42 yrs. old
Lung Age- 82 yrs. old

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  • Lousianne
    Lousianne July 26, 2013 at 12:30 pm   

    Like you, txsheny, I have never heard of this test before . . . I had it done this date July 25, 2013 . . . results:

    Real Age - 64 years
    Lung Age - 80 years
    SpO2 - 96 %

    I have no idea what to think . . . I'll see my Dr again on Aug 9.

  • lifedriver
    lifedriver January 23, 2012 at 6:52 pm   

    No I have not even heard of this. How did it go?

  • OhSoBlessed
    OhSoBlessed November 27, 2011 at 3:12 pm   

    Thought this was interesting…haven't tried it yet.


    Visit your doctor to have a spirometry test performed or purchase a hand-held spirometer for at-home use. The test consists of either sitting in a clear enclosure and breathing into a mouthpiece or simply breathing nitrogen or helium gas through a tube for a period of time. You may experience shortness of breath or lightheadedness, but no other side effects should occur and completing the test takes little time.

    Obtain the results of the test from your doctor or at-home testing device. This will be given as a percentage and based on various factors such as your age and gender. Results close to 100 percent are best, with those falling at 80 percent or above considered normal.

    Calculate your lung age based on the results of your test. The formula to calculate predicted results for a given age is below—-one for males and one for females. Use this same formula to calculate lung age by simply plugging the results of the spirometry test into this same equation and solving for age.

    Males: FEV1 = 0.0414 x height (cm) — 0.0244 x age (yr) — 3.59

    Females: FEV1 = 0.0342 x height (cm) — 0.0255 x age (yr) — 1.578

    Read more: How to Calculate Lung Age |

  • OhSoBlessed
    OhSoBlessed November 18, 2011 at 12:10 pm   

    Not familiar with this test, first I've heard of "Lung Age"…what is the test exactly? Is it given by physician? I'm already 77 - betting lung age is triple digits. Interested in reading/learning more about this.

  • txsheny
    txsheny November 27, 2011 at 3:03 pm   

    mine was given by my dr.

  • Perplexed
    Perplexed November 17, 2011 at 3:50 pm   
    Edited November 17, 2011 at 3:52 pm by Perplexed

    Nope, never heard of this test, nor Lung Age. I'm 69 but I'd be willing to bet my lungs' age is about 2 years younger than Methusalah.

  • Anonymous
    Anonymous November 15, 2011 at 11:02 am   

    Real age - 58
    Lung age - 111

  • txsheny
    txsheny November 16, 2011 at 7:32 am   

    ty for replying, this test has had me so confused

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