What's a Peak Flow Meter?enparentshttps://kidshealth.org/EN/images/headers/P-dictionary-enHD-AR2.gifA peak flow meter is a portable handheld device used to measure how well a person can blow air out of the lungs.peak flow meter, PFM, what's a peak flow meter, asthma, asthma flare, flare-up, treatment plan, action plan10/11/200406/10/201906/10/2019KidsHealth Medical Experts550bc158-068b-49aa-aadb-a77cf577f6b4https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/peak-flow.html/<p>A <a class="kh_anchor">peak flow meter</a> is a portable handheld device used to measure how well a person with asthma can blow air out of the lungs. (Asthma narrows the airways, making breathing difficult.) The person blows into the meter&nbsp;and then checks the reading.</p> <p>Some people with asthma use a peak flow meter&nbsp;at home to see how well their asthma is being controlled. The meter can tell if the airways are getting narrow even before symptoms start.</p> <p>Peak flow measurements can help people with asthma work with their doctor to identify approaching asthma flare-ups, develop an asthma&nbsp;treatment plan, and know when to get medical care.</p>Medidor de flujo máximoUn medidor de flujo máximo es un dispositivo portátil manual que se utiliza para medir la exhalación de aire de los pulmones.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/es/parents/peak-flow-esp.html/ae9a22ca-598f-487e-93d4-c2bc7e25190c
AsthmaAsthma is a lung condition that makes it hard to breathe. Learn all about asthma here. https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/asthma.html/fdec47a5-6cd6-4e9d-bd40-d8f4a3e7dc08
Asthma CenterVisit our Asthma Center for information and advice on managing and living with asthma.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/center/asthma-center.html/fcf87d3b-2976-44ee-843e-5d897168cc59
Asthma Flare-UpsFind out how to deal with — and help prevent — asthma flare-ups ("attacks"), which is when asthma symptoms get worse.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/flare-up.html/2018e264-fc69-4b92-a962-b6e8b650ba49
Dealing With an Asthma Flare-UpAsthma flare-ups, or attacks, can be handled, but it's even better if you can prevent them from happening. Find out how to deal with flare-ups.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/asthma-flare-up.html/2e8420d7-f9f8-49da-ae1b-7e4a0250bc21
Managing AsthmaAsthma control can take a little time and energy to master, but it's worth the effort. Learn more about ways to manage your child's asthma.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/asthma-mgmt.html/16fdd0ed-abfc-4f6e-9ecd-df6bbde41d3b
Word! Peak Flow MeterLots of kids who have asthma use a special tool called a peak flow meter to measure how quickly they can push air out of their lungs.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/kids/word-peak-flow-meter.html/a19d27f1-fae4-41a3-b6bd-f8c14c0c1996
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