Tag Archives: Peak Flow Meter

Things which can help your sleep

Using a Peak Flow meter and keeping a diary will show any early changes in your airways, allowing action to be taken. Using your appropriate treatments effectively: Steroid inhalers to reduced inflammation in airways. Reliever inhalers to prevent airway spasm. Try a bedtime routine: Avoid distractions like television, mobile or tablet use in your bedroom. […]

What is a normal peak flow?

You should measure your peak flow in the morning and evening before taking your inhalers or as advised by your doctor or nurse. Peak flow changes throughout the day and is often slightly lower in the morning than the evening. A chart called a ‘nomogram’ can be used to estimate your predicted peak flow based […]

Breathing tests to confirm asthma – Peak Flow

Peak expiratory flow (peak flow) measures tightness in the larger breathing tubes or ‘upper airways’. You will be asked to take a deep breath in, and blow ‘hard and quickly’ into the peak flow meter. Sometimes you will be asked to do this before and after some puffs of inhaler. Sometimes you will be asked […]