Get Your Breath Back
It is estimated that 800,000 Canadians have been diagnosed with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), and experts suggest there are an additional 2.4 million likely living with the disease without a formal diagnosis.1 COPD is a combination of both Emphysema and Chronic Bronchitis – and while both are present, patients may have a varying degree of each. For patients with Chronic Bronchitis, the airways (lungs) become swollen and can be filled with mucus which makes it difficult to breathe.Over time, this can lead to reoccurring lung infections or pneumonia.
In severe cases, patients are not able to breathe and end up in the emergency room – this is one of the most common reasons for hospital admissions in Canada.
For those with COPD or Chronic Bronchitis, life’s simple tasks feel overwhelming. Just blowing out candles, climbing stairs or sleeping through the night can be difficult –but now there’s a new drug-free and clinically supported therapy that can help.
A recent study published in the Journal of COPD from the University of Western Ontario reported that daily use of the Aerobika* device resulted in significant improvement in quality of life for mucus producing COPD patients. Such patients using the device daily showed improvement in the ease of clearing mucus from the lungs, increased lung capacity, increased exercise tolerance and an improved quality of life after using the device for just 3-4 weeks.2,3
If you have COPD or Chronic Bronchitis and have any of the following symptoms, the Aerobika* device could help you:
- A cough that lasts a long time
- A cough with mucus
- Feeling short of breath
- Lung infections
- Difficulty walking long distances
- Challenges performing daily tasks4
The Aerobika* device is clinically supported, drug-free and easy-to-use. Talk to your healthcare professional to find out how it can help you, or visit GetYourBreathBack.com
Health conditions vary. Always consult with your healthcare practitioner about diagnosis and treatment; ask them about how the Aerobika* device may help you.
MD-632A-1115 Copyright © Trudell Medical International (TMI) 2016. * trade-marks or registered trade-marks of TMI. All rights reserved. Aerobika* Oscillating Positive Expiratory Pressure Therapy System. 1. Statistics Canada, CANSIM table 105-0501 and Catalogue no. 82-221-X. 2. COPD 0;1-9:2015. 3. Eur Respir J 2014; P3679. 4. www.lung.ca/lung-health/lung-disease/copd/symptoms accessed on 30 Oct 2015.