Positive Expiratory Pressure E
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The PEPE (Positive Expiratory Pressure Exerciser) device can be used as an effective PEP therapy treatment for patients suffering from respiratory conditions such as
- Asthma treatment
- COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
- Cold and flu
- Cystic Fibrosis
- Lung strengthening, training and expansion
- Most other disorders resulting in retained secretions
Why is Airway Clearance important?
In many chronic pulmonary conditions there is a build-up of secretions in the airways. These secretions, when stuck in the airways, make breathing difficult, can block air passages, and provide an ideal environment for bacteria to multiply Therefore, airway clearance can be critical to your treatment. Daily airway clearance with the PEPE can help break this cycle of lung infection and damage.
How PEPE works
The PEPE(Positive Expiratory Pressure Exerciser) natural lung physio device(similar to Flutter) helps facilitate mucus clearance. It vibrates and the airways which loosens mucus and secretions from the airway wall. The intermittent increase in pressure from breathing out through the PEP Therapy Device helps keep the airways open during exhalation so that the mucus does not become trapped and can move up the airway. The rapid exhalation creates both Positive Expiratory Pressure and Oscillations to help push the mucus up the airway to where it can be coughed out.
How to use the PEPE device
The PEPE natural lung physio device helps facilitate mucus clearance. It vibrates the airways which loosens mucus and secretions from the airway wall. The intermittent increase in pressure helps keep the airways open during exhalation so that the mucus does not become trapped and can move up the airway. The rapid exhalation that creates the oscillations helps push the mucus up the airway to where it can be coughed out.
Phase 1 – Mucus Loosening
Slowly inhale to ¾ of a full breath, place the PEPE in the mouth with the lips sealed and the tube of the PEPE is horizontal. Hold the breath for 2–3 seconds and exhale through the PEPE reasonably fast. Repeat 5–10 times.
Phase 2 – Mucus Elimination
Slowly inhale, perform the 2–3 second breath hold and then forcibly exhale through the PEPE as completely as possible. This forceful exhalation should move the mucus up to a level that triggers a cough.
Please Note: It is important that you should NOT use a Flutter device if you have the following: Coughing up Blood, Pneumothorax, Severe Tuberculosis. Always check with your Healthcare Professional before use.
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