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Where can I get a peak flow meter?

Where can I get a peak flow meter?

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

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Having trouble breathing, my peak flow meter for my asthma is ranging between 150 and 200 to get a good breath I have to breathe in so DEEP, and hard?

Having trouble breathing, my peak flow meter for my asthma is ranging between 150 and 200 to get a good breath I have to breathe in so DEEP, and hard?

Go to ER....: It sounds like you are having an acute asthma exacerbation. With this much shortness of breath, you need to get treated ASAP before it gets any worse. Asthma attacks can become life-threatening so you don't want to stay home too long. If you don't have someone to drive you, call 911. While you are waiting for 911, try using your rescue inhaler, if you haven't already. But, get to the ER NOW!!! ...Read more

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Diagnosed small airway disease / asthma. On advair diskuz 250/50 and proair hfa. Would it be beneficial to get a finger pulse oximeter and a peak flow meter to track (especially during attacks)?

Diagnosed small airway disease / asthma. On advair diskuz 250/50 and proair hfa.  Would it be beneficial to get a finger pulse oximeter and a peak flow meter to track (especially during attacks)?

A peak flow suffices: And it is better to monitor and record ur peak flow readings am and pm, there are variations, night timereadings are bit lower, that would help ur md better direct your treatment and as well would predict if any astham exacrbation would happen hours ahead of time, an asthma action plan planned with ur 1ry md or with ur allergist will help, no need for an oximeter, review all ur meds with ur md. ...Read more

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If I have asthma, do I need a peak flow meter?

If I have asthma, do I need a peak flow meter?

Treatment plan: An essential part of asthma treatment is your own involvement with your care. If you and your physician have decided you need to monitor your breathing daily, you should have one. If you don't know your plan, you can't follow it, so talk to your physician. ...Read more

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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

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

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Which brand of a peak flow meter would you recommend? I was thinking Phillips respironics personal best. Is this a good one?

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

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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?

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?

Peak flow: According to my values based on your age, sex and height, about 620 L/min would be ideal. Keep practicing to see if you can improve your results and if not, follow up with your doctor. All the best. ...Read more

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What does someones peak flow meter be if they have copd?

What does someones peak flow meter be if they have copd?

Really depends...: Peak flow is notoriously inaccurate because it is highly dependent on patient effort. That said, usually, peak flow for patients with COPD and/or asthma is lower than normal. ...Read more

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What is normal peak flow meter reading in a person without asthma ?

What is normal peak flow meter reading in a person without asthma ?

This varies/ height: Most male adults above 5'6 would average above 450,but these can vary with the meter used. ...Read more

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What is a normal peak flow meter result for 6yo girl at 45inches?

What is a normal peak flow meter result for 6yo girl at 45inches?

175 L/min: In the future, you can use the following web site to determine this: http://www.mdcalc.com/estimatedexpected-peak-expiratory-flow-peak-flow/ ...Read more

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I have asthma and I am weezing on my exhale but when i check my peak flow meter I am in the green zone i don't understand?

I have asthma and I am weezing on my exhale but when i check my peak flow meter I am in the green zone i don't understand?

See your doctor: I would recommend seeing your doctor regarding this issue--peak flow meters, while sometimes helpful, can sometimes be manipulated by other factors. Therefore, peak flow may not be the best indicator of asthma control. ...Read more

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What should the peak flow meter read at for a 5ft 140lb 22 yr old girl? Answer asap

Check these sources: Your doctor should do this at a visit, for best results, as meters can vary. See these sources for info, including normal values: http://www.Lung.Org/lung-disease/asthma/living-with-asthma/take-control-of-your-asthma/measuring-your-peak-flow-rate.Html & http://www.Asthma.Partners.Org/applets/peakflowpredicted.Html & http://goo.Gl/uk9yf. ...Read more

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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?

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

Asthma monitoring: Kid and adult asthma monitoring. A good model for a self-management plan is one that is divided into zones and each zone should broadly describe your asthma as: reding in color below well controlled poorly controlled severe emergency. Best value--average reading to reading on peak "flow meter test. ...Read more

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Can benzos reduce scores on peak flow meter tests? Had spirometery test which were lower but did not change with asthma medication. Thanks

Can benzos reduce scores on peak flow meter tests? Had spirometery test which were lower but did not change with asthma medication. Thanks

What exactly?: What type of benzo you are talking about? PFR is mostly used for follow-up and not for diagnostic purpose since it is too effort-dependent. Thus it is not surprising that its findings differ from spirometry which is used for diagnosis as well as follow-up. A significant number of asthma patients do not show PFT improvement from bronchodilator and thus this alone does not rule out asthma. ...Read more