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Peak Flow (PEFR) for monitoring your Asthma

Peak flow meter records peak flow or peak expiratory flow rate (PEFR), the fastest rate at which air can move through the airways during a forced expiration starting with fully inflated lungs. PEFR correlates well with FEV1, which a spirometer … Continue reading

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How to Use a Peak Flow Meter

Follow these steps for using a Peak Flow Meter: Place the indicator at the base of the numbered scale. Stand up or sit up straight. Take a deep breath. Place the peak flow meter in your mouth and close your … Continue reading

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Asthma Diagnosis

How is asthma diagnosed? Asthma diagnosis is usually not difficult. A detailed account of the patient’s symptoms is often sufficient to establish the diagnosis. If you have coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath or tightness of the chest, you should see … Continue reading

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