Monitoring Your Symptoms
very important to check your asthma symptoms. Then you can take action if there is
change. There are 2 ways to check your symptoms. Some people use a peak flow meter.
peak flow meter measures how well air is moving in your lungs. And some people keep
track of small changes in their symptoms. They write them down every day. Your
healthcare provider will help you figure out which way is best for you. He or she
also tell you what to do if your symptoms get worse.
use a peak flow meter, you should know your personal best reading. You should also
how to use the meter correctly, and how often you should measure your peak flow.
Using your peak flow
Here are the steps to follow:
To start, stand or sit up straight. Use
the same position every time.
Hold the meter and move the marker to 0 or
to the lowest number.
Breathe in as deeply as you can.
Place your lips tightly around the
mouthpiece of the meter. Make sure to keep your tongue away from the
Blow one time as hard and fast as you
Write down the number next to the marker
every time you use the meter.