BIOS Medical offers the Peak Flow Meter for Asthma and COPD, a high-quality medical device that is easy to use for both children and adults.
Regular measurements of “PEF” Peak Expiratory Flow can help control asthma by detecting airway narrowing before symptoms arise, giving time to adjust medications.
For people with COPD, “FEV1” Forced Expiratory Volume” can help identify the severity of COPD leading to more targeted and effective treatment.
WHAT DOES THE ASTHMA MONITOR DO?
The asthma monitor measures peak expiratory flow (PEF) and forced expiratory volume (FEV1) in one second. It also has a traffic light indicator. Monitoring your peak flow regularly often helps control respiratory diseases such as asthma and chronic bronchitis. Peak flow means how quickly you blow air out of your lungs.
People suffering from Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) can use this device as a COPD monitor.
WHAT DOES THE TRAFFIC LIGHT INDICATOR ON THE ASTHMA MONITOR MEAN?
Using the asthma monitor, and the help of your doctor, you can determine your ideal values. These are the values you can reach under optimal circumstances with no asthma symptoms when feeling well overall. When you use the asthma monitor, it is easy to see your values.
What are the different values shown on the traffic light indicator?
- Green: 80 – 100% of your ideal capacity. It means your asthma or respiratory disease is under control.
- Yellow: 60 – 80% of your ideal capacity. Talk to your doctor if your values fall consistently within this range.
- Red: under 60%: an asthma attack can happen any time. Follow your doctor’s instructions or seek medical help.
WHAT CAUSES ASTHMA?
According to Asthma Society of Canada, asthma is one of the most common chronic diseases in Canada and is caused by anything that irritates your airways. There are allergic triggers such as dust mites, pollens, pet dander, and moulds. Then there are non-allergic triggers such as smoke, cold air, intense emotions, and certain air pollutants.
Asthma & COPD Monitor
Batteries (2 x AAA)
2 Additional Mouth Pieces
Wall Holder Bracket
USB cable for PC downloads