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What Is The Normal Peak Expiratory Flow Rate Of An Typical Adult
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. ...Read more
Depends: that seems a bit low. Full pulmonary function tests with a pulmonary MD could help clarify the cause. ...Read more
More information/pft: Yes, for most adults, this would indicate an abnormal amount of air being expired. This may indicate obstruction/restriction or a combination of these conditions. Your physician will guide further testing to determine the underlying cause. Asthma is one of the more common causes of a low PEF. ...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?
Pulse: A normal range would be 60 to 84 ...Read more
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