Bilevel positive airway pressure (BiPAP) has become common being used around these days since they are being extensively useful in COVID-19 for patients who have co-morbidities such as COPD plus COVID-19 (Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease).
Bipap is commonly used as care to support patients with chronic respiratory disease.
Symptoms including difficulty in breathing, cough, mucus production, wheezing, etc.
Various medical problems including COPD may be hard on patients where they might feel difficulty in breathing and that’s exactly when BiPAP or commonly referred to as BPAP comes into existence.
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How does BiPAP work?
Generally, as we all know, when you breathe in the oxygen enters your lungs and it expands at the exact time when your diaphragm goes down and makes enough space for the expansion by decreasing the pressure and let oxygenated airflow into your lungs.
BiPAP helps you to make the process easier by pushing enough oxygen into your lungs.
Which is connected to your nose through nasal plugs or a mask which is connected to the ventilator. The machine supplies pressurized air into your airways.
It is called “positive pressure ventilation” because the device helps open your lungs with this air pressure.
BiPAP is a type of positive pressure ventilator that supports/produces / puts in positive pressure which helps you to breathe in and breathing out at ease but puts more pressure when you’re breathing in.
And there’s CPAP(continuous positive airway pressure) which produces the same amount of pressure as you breathe in and breathe out and both BiPAP and CPAP serve different problems and purposes.
BiPAP might be of help when you are facing a medical problem related to your lungs or breathing.
You might need one in these below stated situations
- Difficulty in breathing post-Covid-19 in some cases
- Obstructive sleep apnea
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD)
- Obesity hypoventilation syndrome
- Asthma flare-up
- Difficulty in breathing after an operation
- A neurological disease that disturbs breathing
How to prepare yourself beforehand
It’s better if you’re familiar with the parts of your machine, they include:
- Nasal plugs, nasal or a face mask.
- A machine motor that blows air into the tube.
- The tube that connects the motor and the nasal or face mask or even the nasal plugs.
Some of the machines out there might even come with a heated humidifier, which helps to keep hydrated.
If you’re looking forward to buying one BiPAP it’s always better to have expert advice on which one to get hands on because each problem is different so it’s highly recommended to get tested by a person with related knowledge and expertise before jumping to conclusions.
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It is a mentally taxing activity to be wearing a mask all the time. So here are few tips to get through the phase at ease if it helps:
- Have a bottle of water
Since the air pressure is external/artificial because of which you’ll dry up your throat, water keeps you hydrated at all times.
- Breathe in and out using your nose
The machine pressure might be higher at times so try not to open your mouth and breathe through your nose to keep things easier and simpler.
- Set yourself up well
Making sure your back and neck are well supported is one of the first things you need to make sure of, which doesn’t make it harder to keep the machine on for longer.
- Stay still
Keep anything that you want to read or communicate with at an elevated position which makes it easier and prevents the mask from being disturbed from a fixed position.
- Make sure the nurse fixes the mask thoroughly
Because there shouldn’t be any leakage of air by any chance. Make sure the Velcro is fit and wrapped perfectly and if not ask them to re-do it as soon as possible.
In the end, these steps help you record longer hours. Both of us know “longer the better and faster recovery”.
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