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Inspiratory Capacity: Formula for Measuring Lung Health

A Test to Evaluate Lung Function

Inspiratory capacity (IC) measures how much air you can breathe into your lungs after you breathe out normally. Inspiratory capacity is usually measured during a pulmonary function test called spirometry.

On its own, your inspiratory capacity is not used to diagnose breathing problems but can be a useful way to monitor chronic lung diseases.

How Can Inspiratory Capacity Help Manage My Lung Disease? (no date) Verywell Health. Available at: (Accessed: 28 November 2023).