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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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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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Asthma Action Plan – a friend indeed!

What is an Asthma Action Plan? An asthma action plan is a written plan tailored to your needs to help you manage asthma attack episodes. The action plan is based on your symptoms and peak flow readings. The action plan … Continue reading

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