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We've spoken about seasonal respiratory issues recently, but chronic respiratory diseases deserve just as much attention. Diseases like asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD) have a major impact on public health, with 25 million Americans diagnosed with asthma and nearly 15 million with COPD. These diseases can be debilitating and require careful, attentive management in order to live comfortably, and the products below are designed to help you treat your condition effectively.
When dealing with a chronic respiratory illness, it's vital to have a proper delivery system for medications. One of the most common is the nebulizer, which provides medication in the form of an aerosol mist for inhalation. The MQ5600 Nebulizer features a compact, portable design and delivers your medication quickly and efficiently. Available for an affordable price, this nebulizer also includes a full kit containing everything you need to get started using it, including 7 feet of kink-resistant tubing, a mouthpiece, and extra air filters.
Nebulizers can be scary for a young child. Sitting still can create restlessness and nervous energy on its own, but the noisiness of the machine combined with having to wear a mask can be a frightening prospect for children. This is especially the case if no one else in your family or child's friend group has to use a nebulizer; an unfamiliar machine without a parent or sibling to model its use is alienating. Among the best ways to make the experience less intimidating for a child is to use a machine with a fun, inviting design like this Sami the Seal nebulizer. It even comes with a Tucker Turtle aerosol mask to make the mouthpiece feel friendly as well.
One of the most common symptoms of chronic respiratory conditions is the buildup of mucus lining the airways and even the lungs, which can lead to a host of health problems. Excessive secretions in those with asthma, COPD, cystic fibrosis, and other illnesses 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!
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is one of the most dangerous and common respiratory diseases, affecting nearly 175 million people and having increased in prevalence over 44 percent since 1990. Including chronic bronchitis and emphysema as types, COPD is the 4th leading cause of death in the U.S. Many COPD patients have low levels of oxygen in the blood and require oxygen therapy in which oxygen is delivered from a concentrator. These machines can be complex and expensive, but the DeVilbiss 5 Liter Stationary Oxygen Concentrator has been designed for maximum convenience and durability. With a 15% reduced power consumption than comparable units it saves on electrical costs, and its designed for at least 2 years of maintenance-free operation. Its 2-piece cabinet design is fireproof and offers both a more efficient cooling process and easy access to controls, including a lockable flow meter that ensures you'll get the rate of oxygen you need.