For asthmatics, measurement of expiratory flow to follow the progression of the disease. This tracking is an indicator of the effectiveness of the treatment and a means of predicting the occurrence of crises. Find out with Doctissimo everything you need to know on this device that has no shortage of breath.
According to Dr. Jean-François Dessanges Cochin Hospital, “all doctors should systematically practice the measurement of peak expiratory flow in all patients as easily taken the voltage.” But this screening exercise is not yet widespread.
Who should use this test?
Les debitmetres de pointe. These devices are intended for all adult asthmatics or children from the age of five years. Below this age, the extent of the breath is hard to impose. It is particularly recommended for severe asthma. It allows to evaluate the effectiveness of drug treatment. Continue reading “Peak flow meters”