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How do you determine your personal best peak flow number?

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Take peak flow readings:

You should always use the same meter.

  • Twice a day for two to three weeks when asthma is in good control
  • At the same time in the morning and in the early evening
  • As instructed by your doctor or asthma care provider

From: Asthma and the Peak Flow Meter WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology: "Peak Flow Meter: Tips to Remember." 

American Lung Association: "Measuring Your Peak Flow Rate."

MedlinePlus: "How to use your peak flow meter."

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America: "Peak Flow Meters."

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on August 18, 2019

SOURCES:

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology: "Peak Flow Meter: Tips to Remember." 

American Lung Association: "Measuring Your Peak Flow Rate."

MedlinePlus: "How to use your peak flow meter."

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America: "Peak Flow Meters."

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on August 18, 2019

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