Know Your Numbers.
And When To Take Action.
Why WheezeRATE Matters
The percentage of your breathing time that you spend wheezing is called your WheezeRATE™. In most people with asthma, their normal breathing is associated with a 0% WheezeRATE or a low % WheezeRATE.
Wheezing is caused by high-velocity flow through airways that are narrowed. When associated with unforced breathing, it correlates with the severity of airway obstruction. Most people associate wheezing with a particular sound – typically high-pitched, but wheezing may also sound low-pitched and continuous. It is indicative of poor asthma control.
The higher your WheezeRATE is in comparison to your normal baseline, the greater the chance you are having, or will experience, an asthma attack. Regular monitoring of your WheezeRATE can be an important part of the asthma management plan you create with your physician.
How It Works
The WheezoMeter™ is a device you can use to measure wheezing. When the WheezoMeter is placed on the base of your throat and turned on, it records and analyzes the sounds of your breathing for 30 seconds.
The WheezoMeter tells you what percentage of your breathing time is spent wheezing — also called your WheezeRATE. Each time you use your WheezoMeter, it stores information about your WheezeRATE. This can help you provide important information about your wheezing to a family member or your doctor