asthma action plan is based on zones defined by your symptoms, your
peak flow, or both. It tells you what to do if
you or your child has a sudden increase in asthma symptoms (
The green zone of the asthma action
plan is where a person with asthma wants to be every day. When in the green
does not have any symptoms of an asthma attack.
The person is able
to do his or her usual activities and can sleep without having symptoms.
peak expiratory flow is 80% to 100% of the person's
personal best peak flow measurement. To find 80% of your personal best, multiply your
personal best measurement by 0.80. For example, if your personal best flow is
400, then 80% of that is 400 times 0.80, which is 320.
If you or your child continues to stay in the green zone for several
weeks, your doctor may reduce the amount of daily asthma
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