Asthma - Peak Flow Meters

Peak Flow Meters Are Important in the Management of Asthma

A peak flow meter is a device that measures how fast air is moved from the lungs. The color coded zones on a peak flow meter are similar to the signals on a traffic light representing safety, caution and danger, which is an indication of whether an individual’s asthma is under control.

Peak Flow Meters

A health care professional can assist in determining personal best readings. If you are not using a peak flow meter, talk to your provider.

Next topic: Important asthma reminders

Back to Contents