1. When appointed?
3. How to prepare?
peak flow meter is a method of cross-functional study of the bronchi and upper respiratory tract.The procedure makes it possible to diagnose asthma, as well as to detect violations patency in small, medium and large bronchi, trachea at an early stage.
peak flow meter is performed using a peak flow meter (spirometer), through which the patient needs to be done a couple of breaths with maximum effort.It helps calculate the highest air velocity, as well as to assess the patency of the upper airway.The procedure is inherently a very close to spirogram forced expiratory.
Evaluation indicators of forced exhalation is of great importance in medical practice, since it provides comprehensive data for the differential diagnosis of bronchial obstruction.
If during pneumotachometry appeared cough, the study interrupted for a few minutes.The appearance of chest pain or hemoptysis requires immediate cessation pneumotachometry.
Upon completion of the examination the doctor analyzes the performance and formulate a conclusion.
pneumotachometry The main indicators are:
on indicators tend to affect height, age and physical development.
main indications for purpose pneumotachometry considered:
Contraindications The main contraindications to spirometry are:
One day before the study the patient should stop smoking and drinking alcohol.Four hours before the procedure (after consultation with the doctor) the patient should stop taking short-acting bronchodilators.If the patient uses the inhaler, it is advisable to take with you.Half an hour before pneumotachometry need to eliminate all active exercise and sit in a relaxed atmosphere.
peak flow meter is performed on an empty stomach or two hours after a meal.The patient must be in possession of a handkerchief.
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