The Scope of BiPAP Machine in Treating COPD

The Scope of BiPAP Machine in Treating COPD

Understanding COPD

COPD or chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder is (as the name indicates) a respiratory disorder that is characterized by long-drawn breathing issues and reduced airflow. The disease makes breathing and taking air in the lungs a task that requires great force. This is because the lungs have lost their elasticity and are sometimes filled with mucus that renders it hard to breath deeply.

The symptoms of COPD appear most profoundly at night when a person retires from a day long exertion and can cause hindrance in a good night sleep which is essential for cellular tissue repair. One method of facilitating a deep slumber is opting for a BiPAP machine.

Understanding BiPAP

BiPAP or bi-level positive airway pressure that helps the person suffering from COPD to sleep peacefully as it maintains coherent breathing rate both at night when the symptoms of COPD worsen.

The BiPAP machine increases the pressure of the air as compared to the air inside the room which makes it easier for the person to inhale Oxygen and exhale Carbon Dioxide more conveniently during night and whenever the symptoms are at its peak.

Another alternative for such similar non-invasive ventilator therapy is CPAP which is the short form of continuous positive airway pressure and together CPAP and BiPAP function to provide pressurized air through a mask to facilitate breathing.

BiPAP is Not Always Effective

Not every person suffering from COPD may need a BiPAP as it is suggested by the physician according to the condition of the individual to improve both the quality of sleep and a person’s life span. Another advantage that prescribing a COPD patient with a BiPAP is that greatly reduces the incoming patients in a hospital. Furthermore, it is most beneficial to use BiPAP during emergency when the symptoms have flared significantly as it helps to decrease the load on the respiratory muscles and heart.

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