Can the breather be used in smoking population?
There are no particular contraindications for smokers to use the Breather. This doesn’t exclude contraindications for medical conditions that may be present along with the smoking habit. Those are outlined in our contraindication statement:
During initial training, we recommend careful monitoring for episodes of acute exacerbation or excessive fatigue.Caution is advised before initiation of therapy for: active hemoptysis, untreated pneumothorax, recent esopha-geal surgery, acute upper airway stenosis (true vocal fold mass, vocal fold paralysis in adducted position, sub-glottic stenosis), recent oral, facial or skull trauma / surgery, acute sinusitis, epistaxis, hemodynamic instability, tympanic membrane rupture or acute middle ear pathology (otitis, labyrinthitis)
Can the breather fit be used like the breather voice?
That is a great question and the answer is, YES, IT CAN! They are mechanically the same device and provide the same levels of resistance. The only thing that differentiates them is the resources we offer for each of them (videos, training plans, ...
Would you recommend The Breather to be used with IOPI? Or use one before the other?
Yes, it is best used with IOPI. For IOPI measures tongue and lip pressures, which may improve in tandem with respiratory muscles strengthening when RMT is carried out. However, Respiratory Muscle Training can only establish direct impact on ...
When to replace the Breather?
As with any regularly used product, proper care of the Breather will help to preserve its performance for a long time. We’ve known patients to have used their Breather for over 2 years. Also, please note “How do I clean the Breather?” in our FAQs.
Breather vs Flutter
The Breather is the first drug-free evidenced based Inspiratory/Expiratory Respiratory Muscle Training (RMT) device used by COPD, CHF, Dysphagia, and Neuromuscular disease patients, as well as athletes, singers, and musicians. It trains both ...
Has The Breather been used in Clinical Trials?