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Where Can I Get A Free 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
This varies/ height: Most male adults above 5'6 would average above 450,but these can vary with the meter used. ...Read more
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 blew uptoo 560 on a small standard range adult peak flow meter iam a 46yr female 5ft4 and 13 stone is this a good effort and reading ?
Lung volumes: 500cc should be an adequate exhalation for someone your size. See your doctor for official explanation of your tests. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I can blow upto 550 on a standard peak flow meter iam female 46 ex smoker 5ft 4 and 13 stone iam on a diet but is this a good peak flow result effort?
Excellent: This is a perfectly normal number for you. ...Read more
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