Hate To Sound Stupid But...

I have asthma and i have a peak flow disvice and all that, but what does a peak flow actully messure? It just randomly popped into my head, i know my doc told me to record my messurement but i just realized that i dont know what the messurements mean or shows lol.


And how do you know what your peak flow should be?
My doc never told me i dont think, I am 19 old female.

Your answers would be great
:)

CrackedNut CrackedNut
18-21, F
3 Responses Dec 15, 2010

I hate getting the low peak flow reading.. around the 'call an ambulance' stage.. I really really try and avoid it..
But peak flow is great for working out what medicine to take and how much.

Thanks Alskling. <br />
I talked to my doctor about it and she pretty much had said what you did. but thanks for leaving a comment. :)

Thanks Alskling. <br />
I talked to my doctor about it and she pretty much had said what you did. but thanks for leaving a comment. :)