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Peak Flow Meter

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
Right i have been given one, what is normal breathing rate? i have not been told but it is annoying the fact it keeps varying one doc has told me 500 and another 350 so what should i be aiming for and when should i worry coz its round the 350 mark yet i have been able to blow 500, i know this should be in health but is there anyone that knows, I am 18 and 5ft 2" thanks guys

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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    my bro has one of them, but hes only 13 and hes been told to try nad get over 350, so if ur 18, id say tryin 2 get over 500 wud be ur target. then again, he's 5'5 and ur only 5'2, and i suppose it wud also depend on ur height.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    i got 600 there now
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    It depends on your age, height and physical condition.

    I took mine there and got 480.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    i am completely anit physical (roar) i am 6ft and 10.5 stone and 17 . wonder is 600 good for my condition.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Its horrible coz i have never had any probs but all of a sudden i cannot beathe as well and it make me panick more not being able to get the breath out :(
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by lazybstard
    i am completely anit physical (roar) i am 6ft and 10.5 stone and 17 . wonder is 600 good for my condition.

    i can get bout 700 and im 5'8 and 10 stone.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    forgot 2 add that i am very active though...
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    About 450-500 in 'normal' but what the heck is normal anyway?

    last weekend I ended up in the emergancy deptartment at 6 in the morning having an asthma attack (not had one for about 15 years so didn't have an inhaler anymore)

    on my first attempt I got 100, then had another go and got it to 200. after taking an inhaler and waiting for 15 minutes it was back to 450-460.

    I wish I could do 600+
    *DEVIL* Its horrible coz i have never had any probs but all of a sudden i cannot beathe as well and it make me panick more not being able to get the breath out

    after last weekend I know what this panic i like you have my sympathy - our doctor has an asthma clinic which is more than just dishing out drugs - perhaps you can get to one of these. It maight be hayfever as well.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I have asthma and I have a peak flow meter. It depends on you physical condition, age and height. Mine is normally about 300 but it can vary from anything between 250-430. I'm 16, about five foot and 8 stone 6.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    yeh, i think hobbs is rite, what is normal???? if the doctor sed u shud be gettin such an amount, because tests have shown that ppl ur age shud be doin this that and the other with a peak flow meter, its all a loada shit, coz we r all unique and not like anyone else!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Yes,whatever we get on the peak flow is what we get, thats who we are.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    any way, the breath test thing dont matter, you could have cancer or die from being hit by a bus. :yes:
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