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COPD treatment and management

Solutions for COPD therapy

Managing and treating your COPD

 

With COPD, how you are feeling can change over the course of a day and over years as your condition progresses. Whether monitoring your air flow to prevent flare-ups or supplementing your oxygen supply, our therapeutic devices support you in each stage of your condition. Many provide the same technology and performance you would find in a hospital, but are designed to be light, portable and fit your lifestyle.

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Mark Junge is a bike adventurer and has COPD. Hear his perspective on how portable oxygen treatment can help others with COPD stay active and empowered.

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SimplyGo Mini

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Download a SimplyGo Mini brochure

What are the symptoms of COPD?

 

COPD athlete Russell Winwood and his physician Dr. Wayne Kelly discuss what it feels like to live with COPD

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Solutions for COPD therapy, treatment and daily management

Oxygen (O2) therapy

 

If during the regular monitoring of your COPD your doctor decides that the oxygen levels in your blood stream are too low, he or she may prescribe oxygen therapy. This may seem quite frightening at first and you may worry about being connected to an oxygen tank. However, oxygen can reduce shortness of breath, allow you to exercise longer and harder, sleep better and generally make you feel better1.

 

Portable oxygen concentrators (POC) like SimplyGo Mini can help you get the oxygen therapy you need inside or outside the house, including when you travel.

Nebulizer and compressor systems

 

If you have been prescribed liquid medication for inhalation, nebulizers are used to change the liquid into a fine mist which allows it to reach deep into the lungs where it can be most effective. Vibrating mesh nebulizers pull the drug through the microscopic holes in the mesh, which creates the aerosol. Mesh nebulizers are highly efficient and can be used to nebulize most commonly prescribed medications.

 

Fast, effective and easy to use, the Philips InnoSpire Go portable mesh nebulizer is designed to shorten asthma treatment time by 25%2 with virtually silent delivery of medication.

InnoSpire Go
InnoSpire Go is a small, portable, discreet mesh nebulizer that can be used anywhere. 
Peakflow Personal Best

Peak flow meters

 

A peak flow meter is an inexpensive, portable, handheld device for people with COPD that is used to measure how well air moves out of your lungs. Measuring your peak flow using this meter is an important part of managing your COPD symptoms and to help prevent a flare-up.

 

Lightweight, self-contained and portable, PersonalBest puts peak flow monitoring at your fingertips whenever you need it.

Optichamber

Valved holding chamber and spacers

 

Spacers and valved holding chambers are used with your inhaler, puffer or pMDI to help deliver medication to your lungs where it is needed. A valved holding chamber may improve drug delivery to the lungs where it is needed by as much as up to four times3.

 

Philips’ OptiChamber Diamond Valved Holding Chamber is discreet, portable and small enough to carry with you. 

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References

 

COPD Foundation. Slim Skinny Reference Guide. Oxygen Therapy.

Versus predecessor Aeroneb Go. 

Gardenhire D., Arzu A., Dean H., Myers T. A guide to aerosol delivery devices for respiratory therapists 3rd edition, American Association for Respiratory Care, 2013.