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A 21-year-old member asked:

where can i get a peak flow meter?

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Dr. Visalakshi Vallury
Family Medicine 24 years experience
By prescription: Peak flow meters are an important part is asthma control. A peak flow meter can be prescribed to you by your doctor. Be sure you know your best reading. Decreases in your peak flow from your best can be a signal that your asthma is not in control and medications need to be adjusted. Your doctor can give you an asthma action plan so that you know what to do if your peak flow is decreased.
Dr. Mouhammed Rihawi
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Dr: Many pulmonologist offices have this for free samples , pharmacy will have it.

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A 34-year-old member asked:

How long does the peak expiratory flow rate take?

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Dr. Joseph Roosth
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Breif: A peak expiratory flow rate is a fairly simple test done, usually as part of a comprehensive pulmonary function test procedure. By itself, a few minutes as one usually is instructed to do several attempts and the best result or average results recorded. A full set of pft's may take 30 minutes to an hour depending on factors like patient cooperation, quality of equipment etc.
A 44-year-old member asked:

How are peak expiratory flow rates affected by smoking?

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Dr. Charles Talakkottur
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Decreased: They reduce.
CA
A 28-year-old male asked:

What is the definition or description of: peak expiratory flow?

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Dr. Alvaro Aranda
Pulmonology 35 years experience
Maximum effort: Is the maximum effort you can do while blowing the air out (expiration) is an inderect measure how your lungs are within a patient with asthma. Although not exact & varuiable as a follow up value can help patients monitor their asthma.
Bridgewater, NJ
A 57-year-old female asked:

Does anyone have a link to a chart i can print to monitor my peak flow? I would like a chart that shows if I am in yellow, red zone. I am 57 5ft 6

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Dr. Ashu Syal
Dr. Ashu Syal answered
Pediatric Nephrology and Dialysis 30 years experience
Peak flow charts: Google above and you will get necessary info.
A 36-year-old member asked:

I'm worried because my peak flow was 120-140, what do you suggest?

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Dr. Corey Clay
Allergy and Immunology 10 years experience
Low peak flow: It depends on your baseline peak flow values, but this is low for your age. If this is a significant drop (more than 20% of normal), then either refer to your asthma action plan or call your physician for instructions. If this is not possible, then proceed to urgent care center or ER for respiratory evaluation and treatment. If this is a normal value (ie chronic obstruction), then disregard.

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