The change in scale for peak flow meters will result in PEF readings that are different, depending on whether the individual has used a Wright scale meter, or the new EU scale meter. Sometimes, it is useful for health professionals to have a guide as to what peak flow could be expected from each individual, if they didn't have asthma.
A peak flow meter measures the rate at which air is exhaled. Normal readings of peak flow meters are dependent on a person's age, sex, and height. There are several factors which affect the readings, including smoking, asthma, and other lung conditions.
Peak flow meters come in two ranges to measure the air pushed out of your lungs. A low-range peak flow meter is for small children, and a standard-range peak flow meter is for older children, teenagers and adults. An adult has much larger airways than a child and needs the larger range. There are several types of peak flow meters available.
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