FOR PATIENTS WITH A RESPIRATORY ILLNESS, NEBULIZERS OFFER A QUICK AND EFFECTIVE WAY TO FIND RELIEF FROM THEIR SYMPTOMS.
With the use of a nebulizer, patients can inhale their prescribed medication directly into the lungs, giving them fast relief from inflammation — and allowing them to breathe easier.
Nebulizers are excellent options for treating the following respiratory conditions:
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
- Seasonal allergies
Here are three unique advantages that nebulizers offer.
IT’S AS EASY AS BREATHING!
When inhaling from a nebulizer, there’s no need to breathe in forcefully or use your hands and there are no special techniques required at all—you simply breathe as normal. This is particularly beneficial for young children, the elderly and people with limited hand mobility.
In comparison, inhalers require a quick and forceful inhalation technique, as well as coordinated pressing down on the inhaler to release the medication. This method can be tricky for some patients to master, often leading to ineffective treatment. In fact, according to a study by the University of Chicago, researchers found that 97% of the children studied misused their inhaler. In addition, there are also certain medications such as metaproterenol and acetylcysteine that can only be delivered by a nebulizer, and not by an inhaler.
Using a nebulizer is as easy as breathing. All you need to do is find a comfortable place to sit, measure your medication and place it into your nebulizer unit and begin your treatment by breathing in and out—it’s as simple as that.
Nebulizer Treatments Work Faster
According to WebMD, Albuterol, the most common bronchodilator used to treat inflammation in the airways, starts working approximately five minutes after you begin your nebulizer treatment. However, if you were to take the same medicine orally, it would take around 30 minutes for it to begin working. This is because medications that are taken orally have to be broken down by the digestive system first before they enter the bloodstream and circulate to where they need to be. In contrast, medications that are inhaled via a nebulizer bypass the digestive system and head immediately to the source of inflammation — providing much faster relief.
If you’re having an asthma attack or having trouble breathing, just a few minutes can feel like an eternity, which is why delivering respiratory medicines via a nebulizer can give you peace of mind much more quickly. Also, using a nebulizer can ensure that your medication gets where it needs to be—your lungs and the source of inflammation—rather than being wasted at the back of your throat.
Nebulizers Are Convenient
Nebulizers are no longer big, bulky units that are a nuisance to use. Modern nebulizers, such as AireHealth’s compact-portable nebulizer, are small enough to fit into the palm of your hand, enabling you to take your treatment with you wherever you go. Whether you’re heading to the office, or working out at the gym, you can use your AireHealth nebulizer discreetly whenever you need it.
Not only is AireHealth’s smart-connected nebulizer easy to set up and simple to use, but it’s also rechargeable—all you need is a USB cable! This makes it extremely convenient for people who travel a lot or want to take their respiratory treatment on-the-move.
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