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Learning you have a chronic disease can be frightening, especially when it affects your ability to breathe. The good news is that you can live with your asthma — and you can live well. Learn how to take care of your asthma, and you can have fewer symptoms and enjoy an active lifestyle.
Even when you feel like you are breathing well, a peak flow meter can alert you to changes in your lung function. You may see a drop in peak flow numbers even before you have asthma symptoms (like coughing or wheezing). This device can help you manage your asthma and may reduce the number and severity of asthma flare-ups.