Breathing is something we all take for granted, but if you have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or COPD, breathing can be a challenge. The respiratory tool can determine your full lung capacity, while others measure the volume of air you can exhale in a second. Some devices can be used as part of a treatment or exercise program to help build the muscles of your lungs.
Although Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease or COPD is a treatable disease, it has some significant pulmonary symptoms that may contribute to a severe condition. The pulmonary component of the COPD is characterised by an airflow limitation associated with an abnormal airway inflammatory response of the lungs.
COPD has a significant impact on the quality of life for patients and their families in Australia. According to recent research, it was reported that COPD is currently the fourth major cause of mortality worldwide. Patients experience a period of disability, fatigue, and dyspnea, which impacts the quality and standard of their life.
What is the function of a Inspiratory exerciser?
Resistive breath training is a type of resistance training for the lung muscles we use to breathe. It can be accomplished through a hand-held device, known as an inspiratory exerciser or a spirometer. This type of device typically consists of a mouthpiece through which the person breathes and some sort of adjustable valve that creates varying degrees of resistance for the exerciser to work against.
A spirometer is a tool that is used to identify airflow obstruction by measuring the volume of air you can exhale. You can either use it for forced expiratory volume to measure the volume of air that you can exhale or as a forced vital capacity which measures the total volume of air that you can forcibly exhale at several timed intervals. It is essential to know why and how your doctor wants you to use a spirometer. If your doctor wants to use an incentive spirometer to strengthen your breathing muscles,
What are the benefits of Inspiratory Exercisers?
An inspiratory exerciser is actually not a new technique. Resistive breath training was developed a long time ago to help people with various breathing problems, including COPD, asthma and the after-effects of bronchitis. It is also used to help people to successfully withdraw from mechanically assisted breathing. Research has proved that the device benefited patients living with severe COPD to achieve improved breath control, as well as improved expectoration, a term that is used for the ejection of phlegm and mucus from throats and lungs. Studies continued to find significant improvements in resistive breath training.
Inspiratory muscle training has many benefits:
- Improve your blood circulation
- Help the body better use oxygen
- Improve the symptoms of COPD
- Strengthen your heart and cardiovascular system
- Build energy levels so you can do more activities with becoming tired or short of breath
- Increase endurance
- Make you feel more relaxed and rested
- Improve sleep
- Boost self-image and self-esteem by making you feel healthy and look fit
- Help reduce stress, tension, anxiety and depression
- Help reduce body fat
- Improve muscle tone and strengths
Our Inspiratory Exercisers
Inspiratory Exercisers like Inspiratory Exerciser 2500ml – Voldyne and TriFlo Inspiratory Exerciser – AbleAsthma are breathing training devices that precisely aims to improve the overall function of the respiratory muscles of your lungs through resistance exercise. These spirometers have as added value that they are easy to use for children and adults. Built-in handle makes these inspiratory exercisers easy to grasp and use.
Our devices are ideal for people who suffer from COPD, emphysema, bronchitis, and asthma. It can track respiratory fitness and enhance their overall lung performance.
These respiratory tools have a valve in order to provide resistance when breathing in these devices. It helps patients suffering from COPD to take long deep breaths and clears the mucus in their lungs. It also increases the amount of oxygen getting into the lungs of patients.
The inspiratory exercisers are ideal for patients in Australia who have recently undergone heart surgery or surgeries that involve extended periods of time under anesthesia. It helps patients monitor post-surgical breathing exercises.
How does the Inspiratory Exerciser work?
When you breathe into the device's mouthpiece, its indicator moves upward and stays at the high point to provide a reading. You can find some incentive spirometers that help strengthen your breathing muscles. They feature coloured balls that move upward to a certain level if you exhale properly. These analog spirometers don't need electricity to operate, but they don't automatically record your data.
How to use Inspiratory Exerciser?
First of all, you need to sit straight and put the pressure indicator to the proper level. After that, you just need to relax, exhale as much air as comfortable possible.
- Place the mouthpiece in your mouth and seal your lips around it
- In order to ensure you are breathing through your mouth, you might need to use a nose clip
- Slowly inhale deeply to open the valve.
- Keep the flow indicator at the better or best position.
- Hold your breath for at least 5 sec allowing the piston to fall back to “0” at the end of your inhalation.
- Repeat this exercise up to 10 times per session
- Try this exercise 4 times a day if possible
- Be consistent and try to do the exercise at the same time each day
You will see and feel the benefits of the inspiratory exerciser by carefully following your doctors’ instructions and the directions provided by the inspiratory exerciser. The regular use of inspiratory exerciser will help you achieve optimum lung capacity and restore disrupted breathing patterns.