COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) is a progressive disease that makes it very hard to breathe. The “progressive” part means that the disease gets worse over time. COPD can cause coughing that produces large amounts of mucus, wheezing, shortness of breath, chest tightness and other symptoms.
COPD is a major cause of disability and it’s the third leading cause of death in the US. Symptoms worsen over time and can limit your ability to do your regular daily activities. Most patients with COPD smoke or used to smoke cigarettes. The long-term exposure to other lung irritants, such as air pollution, chemical fumes or dust may also contribute to COPD. The symptoms of this disease can be alleviated by way of COPD PEP Therapy.
Acapella by Smiths Medical provides PEP (Positive Expiratory Pressure) therapy by way of vibrations in order to mobilize pulmonary secretions and clear the lungs for easier breathing. The purpose of PEP therapy device is to reduce air trapping and optimize delivery of bronchodilators and enhance secretion mobilization. The secretions can then be released by a natural cough allowing patients to breathe easier.
The Acapella Medical Device will provide COPD PEP therapy to patients for better breathing, which will allow for an easy, more normal lifestyle. The device is made to be used while sitting, standing and even laying down, and it is very easy to clean. Two different types of Acapella PEP Therapy devices are offered, blue for low-flow and green for high-flow, to customize treatment based on clinical needs.
Start your COPD PEP therapy today and enjoy all of the benefits. Order your Acapella PEP device today by placing an order for on our website, or by calling 1-888-687-4334 and talking to one of our helpful Medical Supply Specialists.