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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 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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