Recently, I’ve anecdotally noticed that my asthma has returned (or has become more impactful) and I suspect that it’s due to my 6 month hiatus from cardio exercise.
To investigate, I’m planning to set up a self-experiment where the treatment condition is consistent cardio exercise. So far, the only accessible way I’ve found to measure my asthma is through a ‘peak flow meter’ which measures how fast air comes out of your lungs.
A few other methods:
- The next most realistic method was using this digital peak flow meter, but I’m not sure how incrementally beneficial it is
- Detailed spirometry appears to require visiting a doctor, which I can’t do every day
- FeNO testers which look at lung inflammation but don’t appear to be available for personal use - the websites I’ve looked at all require a quote and a company name. I’ve asked for a quote but am still waiting to hear back
Do you have any recommendations or advice on this topic?
Outside of how to measure my asthma level, I was planning to do a simple A-B test with a relatively long treatment period (a couple of months maybe), because I suspect that cardio will have a delayed effect if anything. Would be happy to hear any advice on that too!