Diseases such as COPD, bronchiectasis, cystic fibrosis, quadriplegia and other neuromuscular disorders can reduce lung function, increase mucus production and interfere with proper breathing. Increased mucus production and retention of excess mucus increase the risk of lung infections.
Effectively clearing mucus from the air passages is extremely important. Airway clearance therapy using traditional manual chest physiotherapy or HFCWO vest therapy can provide improvement both in pulmonary function and quality of life in patients with chronic hyper-secretive diseases.
HFCWO vest therapy can help loosen thick mucus secretions so it can be mobilized from your lungs by coughing. Clearing the airways may help decrease lung infections, reduce antibiotic use and hospitalization, and improve lung function.
The goals of AffloVest mechanical HFCWO therapy are to reduce the number of exacerbations and infections and to improve patient quality of life by reducing airway inflammation and mobilizing secretions.