Health Tip: Checking Your Peak Flow

By on December 7, 2009

Measuring peak flow is important for asthmatics, as it monitors how well you can blow air from your lungs and may even help predict a pending asthma attack. Peak flow is measured with a specially designed meter.

The U.S. National Library of Medicine says some asthmatics should keep a peak flow diary. Here are the agency’s suggestions for what to record:

  • The number of each peak flow reading.
  • Any symptoms or possible triggers that preceded an asthma attack.
  • Any recent changes affecting your asthma medications.

Source: HealthDay

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