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Santa Monica, CA
A 20-year-old male asked:

which brand of a peak flow meter would you recommend? i was thinking phillips respironics personal best. is this a good one?

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Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
Geriatrics 30 years experience
Batman v Superman: Think Batman v Superman. Or Team Cap vs Team Iron Man. There is no single best peak flow meter aside from one that you can afford and are willing to use regularly to monitor asthma. Check out http://goo.gl/HKnLyW & http://goo.gl/hTcxBH for more info on peak flow meters. Of course, you could/should bring in your readings plus meter to calibrate w/office meter. Avoid allergens & take meds as directe

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Is it better to use predicted value or your best value to calculate the red / yellow / green zones wrt a peak flow meter test?

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A 20-year-old male asked:

When is the best time to take a peak flow measurement? B4 or after I take my controller W/LABA? Should I measure morning and night?

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Dr. Yelena Kipervas
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Recommendations: You right: better to check twice a day: morning and night. Ant it should be stable. Good luck.

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