Medidor de flujo espiratorio máximo

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Medidor de flujo espiratorio máximo

Las personas con asma a menudo utilizan el medidor de flujo espiratorio máximo para medir la cantidad de aire que pueden expeler de los pulmones. Si las vías aéreas se estrechan o bloquean debido al asma, el valor del flujo espiratorio máximo desciende, porque la persona no puede expeler aire fuera de los pulmones de forma correcta. El medidor de flujo espiratorio máximo puede ser una ayuda útil para monitorear el asma a través del tiempo y también puede usarse para determinar qué tan efectivos son los medicamentos para el paciente.

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  • Last Reviewed on 05/16/2012
  • Neil K. Kaneshiro, MD, MHA, Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Washington School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc.

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