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    Asthma: Measuring Peak Flow

    As someone with asthma, you know how important it is to monitor your condition. Your doctor may want you to know how well your lungs are "working." Is their ability to move air in and out staying the same, or is it getting better or worse?

    When you monitor your asthma, you can control it. When you control your asthma, you also control your life—you do what you want to do, and your asthma does not limit you.

    Measuring your peak expiratory flow is one way to monitor your asthma.

    how.gif  How do I measure my peak expiratory flow?

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    ByHealthwise Staff
    Primary Medical ReviewerJohn Pope, MD - Pediatrics
    Specialist Medical ReviewerLora J. Stewart, MD - Allergy and Immunology

    Current as ofSeptember 9, 2014

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    Last Updated: September 09, 2014
    This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.

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