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PMD Healthcare Announces how Spiro PD Personal Spirometer Supports New Year’s Resolution to Exercise and Lose Weight, Complementing ACAAI Recommendations

Allentown, PA (PRWEB) January 02, 2013

For most people, the new year means new resolutions. To support the popular resolution to lose weight, the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) has released fives tips to help people succeed with this resolution even if they have asthma. By helping people better track their lung health and improve their quality of life, the Spiro PD Personal Spirometer complements the recommendations in three key ways.

The first ACAAI tip is to monitor and treat breathing problems associated with "overstepping your boundaries." The Spiro PD Personal Spirometer gives people with asthma the power to immediately measure their breathing capacity and potentially detect lung function problems that may be associated with exercise-induced bronchoconstriction (EIB).

To help people remember to stick to their exercise plan, the Spiro PD Personal Spirometer offers reminder alerts and alarms. Alerts can also remind people to take their medication on schedule and at the right dose.

Spiro PD is unique because it is the world’s first truly personal spirometer. It empowers people with breathing problems to easily and accurately monitor their breathing any time and anywhere: at home, work, school, play, or while traveling.

By helping patients monitor and prevent breathing problems, Spiro PD can reduce expensive emergency room visits and hospital stays. In fact, according to a Johns Hopkins University study, home spirometry detected a decline in lung function 16 days before patients felt symptoms and sought medical care.(1) Spiro PD’s ability to note early detection of decreased lung function can catch problems before they worsen and keep chronic respiratory patients out of hospitals.

Spiro PD also helps patients adhere to their medication regimen by permitting them to manage their medications, view medication history, and set alarms reminding them when to take medicine, test lung function, and do breathing exercises.

People who are physically challenged or live a long distance from their doctors will appreciate Spiro PD’s innovative telemedicine feature. It lets them easily upload and send their lung function data to their doctor to determine the person’s lung health and need for any treatment changes.

Wayne Meng, Founder, Chief Executive Officer, and President of PMD Healthcare, the maker of Spiro PD, says “We all make New Year’s Resolutions. And keeping them is hard. But Spiro PD makes accurately tracking lung health extremely easy. And that’s a great way to start a year.”

For more information about all the advantages that Spiro PD offers people with chronic respiratory conditions, please visit

About Spiro PD
“Spiro" stands for spirometer, a device used to measure air entering and leaving the lungs; "PD" stands for personal device. Spiro PD is the first personal spirometer that enables people with lung diseases – COPD, asthma, CF, and lung transplants – to easily and accurately monitor their breathing anytime and anywhere.

Spiro PD tracks lung function trends to help patients anticipate and prevent respiratory disease exacerbations, which helps reduce expensive emergency room visits and hospital stays. According to a study conducted at Johns Hopkins University, home spirometry detected decreased lung function 16 days before patients felt symptoms and sought medical care.(1)

Spiro PD enhances medication adherence. The medication alarm helps patients remember to take their medicine. The medication history provides a time stamp to show doctors that patients have been following their therapy.

Spiro PD also allows patients to set alarms reminding them to perform spirometry tests and do breathing exercises. Plus, patients can quickly upload data to their computer and share it with their doctor.

Spiro PD is cleared by the FDA for home use by the patient to test lung function in children, adolescents, and adults. Many insurance companies cover the cost of Spiro PD.

Spiro PD meets American Thoracic Society (ATS) and European Respiratory Society (ERS) standards. Spiro PD is also certified with the CE mark for the European Union (EU).

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About PMD Healthcare, Inc.
PMD Healthcare, manufacturer of Spiro PD, is dedicated to creating innovative, easy-to-use, portable, and affordable personal medical devices that empower people worldwide to improve their healthcare and quality of life. For more information about PMD Healthcare and Spiro PD, please visit

1. West NE, Boyle MP, Mogayzel PJ, Riekert KA, Lechtzin N. The ability of home spirometry and symptom monitoring to predict exacerbations in cystic fibrosis. Pediatric Pulmonology 2009; Vol. 34, S32 “Poster Session Abstract” poster 376.

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