A Quick Look at Peak Flow

If you’ve been diagnosed with asthma, your asthma doctor will give you all of the information you need to manage your condition properly. Monitoring peak flow is one of the ways you can take care of yourself. Peak flow is a measurement of how well you can exhale air out of your lungs. A high peak flow score is ideal. A low peak flow score could mean that you may experience an asthma attack soon.

 

Your asthma specialist can show you how to use a peak flow meter. You should check your peak flow every morning, before you take your asthma medications. You should also check it when you experience symptoms, after using rescue medications, and at any other time your provider instructs you to. Write down each score on a chart, and take it to each appointment with your asthma specialist.

 

At Allergy & Asthma SpecialistsSM, our board-certified allergists and immunologists emphasize the importance of patient education and proactive self-care. Call 1(800)86-COUGH to request an appointment regarding asthma treatments in Blue Bell, Center City, Lansdale, Philadelphia, Jenkintown, Pottstown, King of Prussia, or Collegeville, Pennsylvania.

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