Mr. William for CrossDove Writers
When you have a disability or chronic illness, one of the most important things you can do is to learn as much as you can about it. The more you know, the easier it should be to get a handle on those days when you feel like it is a constant battle and you are not sure you are winning.
Knowing the language or words that go with COPD/Asthma is a great way to start or to continue to refresh a person’s knowledge of the ins and outs of the lifelong health companion which we are dealing with.
With that we discuss some of what we call ‘must know words’ of life with COPD/Asthma – and TODAY we will discuss briefly the importance of cleaner air by knowing the word ‘NEBULIZER’.
The word ‘Nebulizer’ is the reference to a machine that people can use to convert liquid medications into a mist that they can then easily inhale by using a mouthpiece and/or mask. Using a liquid medication with a ‘Nebulizer’ is commonly used as an alternative to use of a metered dose inhaler, especially for those with major or minor lung problems.
Since a ‘Nebulizer’ is now built in smaller, sleeker machines, the liquid/medication and nebulizer can be prescribed by a physician and/or a pulmonologist for a person to use on their own at home. Anymore, the cost of the ‘Nebulizer’ machine is normally considered for payment by most insurance programs once prescribed by your physician and/or pulmonologist.
Using a ‘Nebulizer’ is simple as most liquid medications are now provided in a pre-measured vile, which the person can easily pour into the ‘Nebulizer’ breathing piece. At that point when the ‘Nebulizer’ is turned on, it will turn the liquid medication into a fine mist for which the patient would then inhale with deep breaths either through their mouthpiece or mask.
Many patients have found that using a liquid medication turned into a mist as being more efficient than many inhalers they may have been using, despite the ‘Nebulizer’ machine itself being a bit less convenient to use.
Luckily, anymore many of the ‘Nebulizer’ units available for purchase to use at home are small enough to easily fit into a handbag or small luggage bag for when the patient may need to be traveling but will still need their breathing treatment. Some ‘Nebulizer’ units come with convertors to make them available for use in a vehicle or camper.
While the majority of patient s will be given a ‘Nebulizer’ that uses compressed air to create a mist from the liquid, there is a second-type unit which instead will use ultrasound to break the liquid down into a fine mist than those from a compressed air unit.
This author is very familiar with the compressed air ‘Nebulizer’, as I have been using one at home for many years, first for my severe asthma and now to work with controlling my lungs and late Stage III COPD. We use our ‘Nebulizer’ daily in the morning to, as I call it, jump start my lungs for the day and it seems to make a difference in getting the old breathing machine cleared out in the mornings and making them more functional for the day ahead.
Another plus I find with the liquid medications given for use with a ‘Nebulizer’ is that the mist approach seems to cause less irritation on the throat, mouth and vocal chords than inhalers.
With all that, we ask you the readers IF YOU USE A ‘NEBULIZER’ as part of your daily routine for any lung-based condition or illness? Do you feel that using the inhaled mist medication works better for you in your daily battle with COPD and/or Asthma?
If you do not use a ‘Nebulizer’ and you still find yourself congested, maybe it would be worth the time and effort to discuss the possibility of one with your physician and/or pulmonologist.
ALWAYS REMEMBER > A person without good breathing, is a person with a life of constant caution’, so let’s do what we can, to learn what we can, to improve what we can.
Always be aware – if you or anyone you know have any symptoms involving lung and breathing functionality, and they linger over and over while disrupting a lifestyle – then please ask questions and get it checked out by a reliable physician or pulmonologist.
We bid to all – smiles, prayers, blessings and steady breathing – Mr. William for wheezingaway.com & CrossDove Writers.
(Copyright@2018, CrossDove Writer)
NOTE TO REMEMBER: We only give descriptions and highlights of various aspects of having COPD and/or asthma and no way do we ever want our information to be considered medical treatment type of information, always consult your physician for more, clearer and more medical founded information.
(Information used was gathered from various books and internet sources discussing COPD, Asthma and other lung issues. Images used, are done so by permission from yahoo.com and/or google.images.com.)