Intrinsic, automatic and naturally effortless, breathing is often taken for granted. But if you have experienced a congested nose due to a cold or blocked airways because of a cough, then you would know the challenges brought about by impaired breathing.
For those living with respiratory ailments such as asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), impaired breathing is a day-to-day reality.
Respiratory diseases are alarmingly rampant across the globe. Asthma and COPD, in particular, are significant public health burdens. According to the World Health Organization, COPD is the third leading cause of death worldwide, with 3.23 million deaths recorded in 2019. During the same year, WHO reported that asthma affected about 262 million people globally, with deaths hitting 461,000. Asthma remains the most common chronic disease among children.
A recent statement by the Philippine College of Chest Physicians (PCCP) also pointed to the risk of long-term effects of COVID-19 among those with respiratory ailments that were infected with coronavirus disease.
Fortunately, advancements in science and technology have now made it easier to treat and manage various respiratory ailments. Yes, even at home. People suffering from an asthma attack or a COPD flare-up can now find immediate relief through breathing devices such as nebulizers.
How nebulization can help you breathe easy
Nebulizers are a type of breathing apparatus used for the administration of medicated vapors. While most commonly prescribed for and used by asthmatics, nebulizers can also help address many other respiratory conditions, including COPD, acute bronchitis, allergic rhinitis and cough. This is why medical health experts and government health specialists continue to encourage the use of nebulizers as these can help save the lives of those with chronic respiratory ailments.
Having your own nebulizer at home can spell the difference between managing an attack and having to go to the hospital. Here are the biggest benefits of at-home nebulization:
- Faster results. For someone having difficulty breathing, minutes can feel like hours. With a nebulizer, the patient can be given immediate relief and the asthma attack or COPD flare-ups can be prevented from escalating into an even bigger health concern. Home nebulizer therapy delivers direct medication straight to the appropriate areas of respiratory tracts (upper or lower) which is very important for delivering the desired effect This kind of treatment works faster and gets better results with smaller doses than pills or shots.
- Fewer side effects. Compared to oral medications, nebulizers can be used for years with less risk of side effects associated with long-term use of steroids such as bone loss, weight gain, high blood pressure, high blood glucose and susceptibility to infection.
- Convenient and easy to use. Unlike with other devices such as inhalers, home nebulizer therapy does not require the patient to coordinate his or her breathing with the machine. For this reason, doctors often recommend nebulizers for people who may have difficulty using inhalers. Also, nebulizers can come in smaller sizes, which make them easy to unpack, set up and take anywhere.
A common misconception about nebulizers is that they are complicated and hard to use. On the contrary, nebulizers are actually very simple to operate.
Recent improvements in healthcare technology have made nebulizers such as OMRON’s NE-C101 more user-friendly. The NE-C101 is efficient and ensures a quick and reliable treatment for adults and children alike. Its compact design helps make it easier to manage the entire family’s respiratory health at home.
Consider getting your family its own home nebulizer today because when it comes to health, prevention is always much better than cure. With OMRON’s Compressor Nebulizer NE-C101, a convenient and long-term health solution at home or on the go is right at your fingertips.
For more information about OMRON Healthcare’s products and their availability, please visit https://www.omronhealthcare-ap.com/ph.