Can you provide me some clarity on this test.
My pulmo doctor is focused on the FEV1 value. Mine is 60% of predicted value (on Trelegy). So this is moderate disease on the Gold guidelines. However, he ignores the ratio FEV1/FVC. Mine is 71%, and normal is 70% of predicted value (65% for those over age 65). He keeps telling me I have severe disease and pushes back when I say moderate. The ratio is not mentioned. Why is he focused on the bad news and no mention of the good news?
I got a copy of my records at my last appointment, and this gives me the numbers to research on my own. He seemed reluctant to give me the records, but did.