What is a good range for a peak flow meter?

Peak flow is 80% to 100% of your personal best. Yellow zone: Your asthma is getting worse or is poorly controlled. Peak flow is 50% to 80% of your personal best. Red zone: Your asthma is severe.

How do you read a peak flow meter?

Peak Flow Measurement

  1. Green . This means “go.” The green zone is 80% to 100% of your highest peak flow reading, or personal best.
  2. Yellow. This means “caution” or “slow down.” The yellow zone is 50% to 80% of your personal best.
  3. Red. This means “stop.” The red zone is less than 50% of your personal best.

How can I tell if my lungs are OK?

A spirometry test measures how healthy your lungs are and can be used to help diagnose and monitor lung conditions. During the test, you will breathe out as much air as you can, as hard as you can, into a device called a spirometer.

Who should use a peak flow meter?

Peak flow meters are very helpful if you or your child have moderate to severe asthma and need daily asthma medications. Even most children ages 6 and up should be able to use a peak flow meter with good results. People with moderate-to-severe asthma should have a peak flow meter at home.

How do you use peak flow meter?

A peak flow meter is simple to use for tracking your asthma. Here’s what you do: Stand up or sit up straight. Make sure the indicator is at the bottom of the meter (zero). Take a deep breath in, filling the lungs completely. Place the mouthpiece in your mouth; lightly bite with your teeth and close your lips on it.

Where can I get a peak flow meter?

and connect the mouthpiece to the peak flow meter (if it isn’t already connected).

  • Stand up if you’re able.
  • filling your lungs completely.
  • Place your lips tightly around the mouthpiece.
  • Note the final position of the marker.
  • What is the normal range for peak flow meter?

    The basic structure of a Peak Flow Meter consists of a tube with a sliding indicator that moves along a scale marked in liters per minute. Generally the numbers marked on the tube range from about 60 to around 800 (Peak Flow Meters with a smaller scale range are used for pediatrics).