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Over 30,000 Americans are living with cystic fibrosis, most diagnosed by the time they're 2 years old. CF is a progressive, genetic disorder that causes lung infections, scarring, and difficulty breathing. This can be debilitating and requires careful, attentive management in order to live comfortably. The Acapella Choice Vibratory PEP Therapy Device is designed to help you do just that.
A progressive, genetic disease in which certain cells produce too many secretions, causing lung infections and breathing difficulty. Cystic fibrosis occurs when epithelial cells, the cells lining the lungs and airways, have a mutated protein that produces abnormally viscous mucus. Coughing and frequent chest and sinus infections are common symptoms, and serious cardiorespiratory complications can ensue. These include inflammation of the lungs and airways, hypoxia, coughing up blood, pulmonary hypertension, respiratory and cardiac failure, and susceptibility to lung diseases and bacterial infections.
Excessive secretions in those with cystic fibrosis (as well as other respiratory conditions like asthma and COPD) can cause inflammation, narrowing, and blocking of the airways, infections, pulmonary hypertension, and a host of other debilitating problems. One of the most effective ways to fight this is through Positive Expiratory Pressure (PEP), a method to mobilize secretions via air pressure that pushes mucus out while preventing airways from closing. The Acapella Choice device combines PEP with airway vibrations to improve clearance of secretions. It's easier to take than chest physiotherapy (CPT) and works in about half the time, while its convenient, portable size means you can get the benefit of this therapy anywhere!
The Acapella isn't just for adults. Children with respiratory issues may not have the lung power to expel secretions by coughing alone, making the Acapella a great choice to aid the process. It's designed to provide low volume bronchial therapy for children with asthma and other respiratory issues. It's easy and convenient to use, carry, and clean, making it the ideal choice for a child patient in need of bronchial therapy.
For more information on PEP therapy and the Acapella Choice Vibratory Pep Therapy Device, take a look at our helpful infographic!