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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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Peak Expiratory Flow (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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Where can I get a tiny blood glucose meter?

Where can I get a tiny blood glucose meter?

Pharmacy: Check your pharmacy. There are many models and sizes. Some interface with your computer or smartphone now too. ...Read more

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I just injected 40 units of lantus (insulin glargine). It bled a decent drop until I pressed the area with my boxers. How can you tell if you inject into a vein?

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I just injected 40 units of lantus (insulin glargine). It bled a decent drop until I pressed the area with my boxers. How can you tell if you inject into a vein?

Don't Worry: This is an old concern & particularly with rapid insulin. With insulin pens & small needles it is hard to hit a large vein. You most likely hit a venule, a very small branch of a vein, & the needle will actually pass through it. The insulin will deposit behind the vein the Lantus (insulin glargine) slowly release, but you will bleed a little. If Lantus (insulin glargine) is in a venule it will likely clot & the Lantus (insulin glargine) work normally. ...Read more

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Can a peak flow meter show if I have interstitial lung disease?

Can a peak flow meter show if I have interstitial lung disease?

YES: The peak expiratory flow rate (pefr, also known as a peak flow) is the maximal rate that a person can exhale during a short maximal expiratory effort after a full inspiration. In patients with asthma, the pefr percent predicted correlates reasonably well with the percent predicted value for the forced expiratory volume in one second (fev1). Monitoring the pefr is useful for detecting changes or. ...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 can you tell me about lead levels (in a 1-year-old) coming back positive by a finger prick as opposed to getting blood through the vein?

What can you tell me about lead levels (in a 1-year-old) coming back positive by a finger prick as opposed to getting blood through the vein?

Fingerstick lead: levels are done as a screening. If they are normal, then there's no concern. However, they can be falsely elevated because of environmental lead outside of the body, so if the screening fingerstick level is high, your child will need a repeat venous sample. I only order venous samples for that reason. ...Read more

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I am in need of a pulse oximeter. Where i can get one donated as i can not afford one?

I am in need of a pulse oximeter. Where i can get one donated as i can not afford one?

Pulse oximeter: Try freecycle in your area. Advertise in paper Ask Dr office to tell you if someone using one dies can you get dibs.Doctor humor here! But try it. Thrift shop American Lung Society. Ask your kids/grandkids/friends to give you one for your birthday so you will be here for your next one. ...Read more

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I live at a mile above sea level, and decided to use a spirometer to measure my intake of air. I recorded it at 2500ml, should I be concerned?

I live at a mile above sea level, and decided to use a spirometer to measure my intake of air. I recorded it at 2500ml, should I be concerned?

Not sure: Not sure what was measured or how correctly it was done. Lung function and capacity is very dependent upon age / sex and height AND not upon altitude. If you measured Vital Capacity AND measured it correctly you may be at the low end of normal. Vital Capacity is not generally measured without a clinical indication. If you have lung symptoms you should see your doc. ...Read more

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I was just dionised with diabetes is there anywhere online I can go to get a free blood tester delivered to my door?

I was just dionised with diabetes is there anywhere online I can go to get a free blood tester delivered to my door?

Diabetes : usually your insurance would be able to cover for a diabetic kit which includes lancets, a glucometer, alcohol wipes, and a stylets. Have your PCP order you one, and you will just have to pay the copay based on your insurance plan. I know I bought a cheap one out of pocket for 30 bucks. ...Read more

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How can I get blood to pump into my penis so that i can get a full erection without the aid of pills?

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How can I get blood to pump into my penis so that i can get a full erection without the aid of pills?

Here are some...: Dr. Sneid is right; go to be evaluated for most reasonable treatment. To delve into more on how to handle erectile dysfunction, peruse articles listed in Sex Life, Erectile Dysfunction (ED)... in http://formefirst.com/onSexLife-ED-CareOptions.html; thereby you gain much insight on how to deal with frustration from ED. Best wish to health & happiness... ...Read more

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Can you tell me how i can get rid of a popped blood vessel in my eye in a day?

Can you tell me how i can get rid of a popped blood vessel in my eye in a day?

Impossible: Almost impossible. Takes days to weeks to go away. Ice makes it go away faster. Good luck. ...Read more

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How do pulse oximeters work? Does their light HAVE to go through a fingernail or will any part of the finger do?

How do pulse oximeters work? Does their light HAVE to go through a fingernail or will any part of the finger do?

In fact,: the oximeter is so sophisticated that it only measures the substance that has "changing absorbance" (arterial blood"); it is able to disregard "non-changing absorbance" i.e. tissues like skin, muscle or nail. The fingernail, then, has nothing to do with the measurement. Hemoglobin in blood absorbs different light wavelengths; these are compared and computed to come up with the oxygen sat. Amazing! ...Read more

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Can my friend have normal testosterone levels and a venous leak at the same time?

Can my friend have normal testosterone levels and a venous leak at the same time?

Yes: One does not preclude other. Testosterone is made in testes. I assume your friend has erectile dysfunction due to venous leak in penis. Totally separate issue. So yes, it's possible to have both. ...Read more

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