Cystic Fibrosis, an inherited chronic disease, affects over 70,000 individuals world wide. This disease causes breakdown of the pulmonary and digestive system leading to serious health concerns and even death. One advent that has assisted sufferers is the use of Positive Expiratory Pressure (PEP) therapy helping to treat and strengthen the respiratory system increasing quality of life and overall expectancy for patients. Due to these products, affected individuals are now able to live full and relatively healthy lives.
One of the primary challenges caused by Cystic Fibrosis is a buildup of thick, sticky mucus that clogs the lungs creating difficulty breathing and an increased risk of infection. This mucus buildup blocks the alveoli inhibiting their ability to exchange nutrients with the blood stream. Therapies designed to increase lung capacity and the expulsion of excretions lessen the severity of congestion and lower the risk of infection and pneumonia.
In order to counteract the treatment of mucus, therapists have employed PEP therapy. This therapy focuses on creating intermittent resistance on exhalation driving air into the alveoli and forcing out contaminants. These secretions can then be expelled by a natural cough allowing patients to remain healthier and breathe easier. One such device, the Acapella, uses a patented rocker built into the device to create adjustable levels of resistance for customizable therapy.
Through therapies, such as PEP and related equipment, Cystic Fibrosis patients enjoy longer, more fulfilling lives. Just a few decades ago, these individuals may not have made it as far as starting school, and, now, they enjoy decades of fulfilling activity among their peers.
Start enjoying the benefits of the Acapella PEP therapy device today to treat Cystic Fibrosis and other respiratory conditions by ordering at a great low price online, or call to consult with a friendly medical supply service representative at 1-888-687-4334.