Lung function tests, such as oximetry. Lung function tests (or pulmonary function tests, PFT) check how much air your child's lungs can hold, how quickly your child can move air in and out of his or her lungs, and how well your child's lungs add oxygen to the blood and remove carbon dioxide from the blood. The tests can help your child's doctor discover lung diseases and find out how bad the problem is.
Your doctor will also ask if your child is taking medicines that may result in weight gain, including:
Antidepressants, such as amitriptyline, desipramine, and imipramine.
Author: Healthwise Staff Medical Review: John Pope MD - Pediatrics Thomas M. Bailey MD - Family Medicine Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine Martin J. Gabica MD - Family Medicine Rhonda O'Brien MS, RD, CDE - Certified Diabetes Educator
Medical Review:John Pope MD - Pediatrics & Thomas M. Bailey MD - Family Medicine & Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine & Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine & Martin J. Gabica MD - Family Medicine & Rhonda O'Brien MS, RD, CDE - Certified Diabetes Educator
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