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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. ...Read more
Normal Peak Flow: For a 24 year old 5'2" female normal peak expiratory flow should be 475 L/min. ...Read more
Normal is 370: You are just barely in the green assuming your normal peak flow is 370. A number of assumptions. You probably have some underlying disorder like asthma or COPD causing your peak flow to be lower? Green means that you are ok, yellow range would be from 300 to 185 and below 185 is the red range. Red range, seek medical attention. Yellow range - you should have a plan with your regular physician. ...Read more
I am 24 year old female distance runner (5'5' 125lbs). Best peak flow has been 350. Is that normal?
What factors can negatively affect peak flow in a normal person? For example lying down, body posture, stress?
Can taking my peak flows trigger a bronchiospasm? When I take my peak flows my first blow is always higher than the last 2.
Mechanism....: Using a peak flow meter is effort-dependent. So, the first time you force air into the meter, you will likely give a better effort so the number will be a bit higher. If you rest a minute or 2 between trials, the numbers will likely be closer together. It is good that you are monitoring the peak flows so see if resting helps. If symptomatic, see your doctor or go to ER for evaluation and treatment ...Read more
I am a 46yr female a blew uptoo 550 0n a standard range peak flow meter is this good for my age an good peak flow number result.
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Asthma control: Peak flow will improve when your asthma is controlled. Remember if your asthma symptoms are persistent, you need to take a controller medication every day even though you do well. This way, your asthma symptoms are not likely to recur and your peak flow will improve. A controller is usually an inhaled corticosteroid. ...Read more
PERF - peak flow: Monitoring the peak expiratory flow rate (PEFR) is useful for detecting changes or trends in a patient’s asthma control. An individual patient's normal PEFR range is defined as 80 and 100 percent of their personal best. This value is used to develop an "asthma action plan” https://goo. Gl/b3JgdK ...Read more
Depends/spiro: This depends on the child and the symptoms. Many five year olds are able to perform lung function testing called spirometry. Please check with your pediatrician. Peak flow meters may be used to track the peak flow at home and in the office. If your child has asthma, ask your doctor to write an asthma action plan. ...Read more
My peak flow reading is 550 litre per minute and 550 second reading is this good? I don't have asthma
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I don't feel asthmatic at all, but my peak flow is lowering a fair amount. What could be causing this?
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How do you properly use a peak flow meter? Tried asking my pharmacist but she wasn't very clear on instructions
Try this for info:
If the site I link to still leaves you uncertain - call your doctor's office for a demo. They should be happy to do that for you. Here's a good site:
http://www. Uptodate. Com/contents/how-to-use-a-peak-flow-meter-beyond-the-basics
again, ask your dr. If you want more. Good luck - take care of yourself. ...Read more
Which brand of a peak flow meter would you recommend? I was thinking Phillips respironics personal best. Is this a good one?
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 ...Read more
Just got a peak flow meter. I'm 39 and 5' 5" and my best reading was 430 though usually closer to 370. Does that sound like a normal result?
Chart says nrml peak flow for womn my age is 422 so a peak flow of 390 not so diffrnt my norm is 600 is it different if I blow 390? In terms of asthma
Albuterol?: A lot depends on if the peak flow measurements are all done on the same machine or device. A peak flow of 600 on a hand held portable plastic device may be equal to a different number on an office spirometer. If you use the same device and your level falls from 600 to 390 then that is significant and you probably should be using albuterol, your quick reliever. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
This varies/ height: Most male adults above 5'6 would average above 450, but these can vary with the meter used. ...Read more
What to do if I have one of those small peak-flow meters but it is not helping me. I have copd. What can help me breathe better?
Bronchodilators: Peak flow meters do not help with breathing, they measure the flow of the breathing effort. To improve the flow you need to use bronchodilators which open the airways and allow the air to pass through more easily. There are many inhalers that could help and a consultation with your pulmonologist may be a good option to help with finding the right balance of therapy. ...Read more
What to do if I have one of those small peak-flow meters but it is not helping me. What to do if I have copd. What can help me breathe better?
Treatments....: Treatments for COPD include bronchodilator inhalers and sometimes steroid inhalers. If your oxygen level is low, either at rest, with activity or while sleeping, supplemental oxygen can be prescribed. If you are still smoking, you need to quit ASAP and your doctor can help with that as well. See a lung doctor to be sure you are getting the best treatment possible, if you haven't done that already! ...Read more
30%: It should be as much as 30-40% lower. ...Read more
I'm currently a 59 year old lady, 5foot in height and I was wonderibg what my peak flow should be, what should I do?
312: Around 312. Hope this helps. Good luck. ...Read more
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?
Recommendations: You right: better to check twice a day: morning and night. Ant it should be stable. Good luck. ...Read more