The doctor prescribes a Bipap machine if a person is facing Sleep Apnea (Central Sleep Apnea, Obstructive Sleep Apnea) or is facing breathing issues. There are different types of Bipap machines. If we consider Phillips, there is Bipap Avaps, Bipap A40, etc. Then there are different modes as well like Bipap Auto, Bipap Pro, Bipap ST. Bipap Machine like Bipap A40 is also called a Bipap ventilator.
Bipap Machine has two pressures one to inhale and the other to exhale. When a person breaths in the diaphragm(a muscle in the chest that helps a person to breathe) moves downward. This Movement drops the pressure in the airway or air tube and draws air into the lungs. If one is facing Central Sleep Apnea or some breathing condition the process does not take place thus required oxygen does not reach the lungs. Bipap machines can be very helpful in preventing Heart Attacks as well.
The patient using the Bipap machine might feel uncomfortable when they start using it, However, over time they will get used to it. However, if the patient feels he cannot breathe while the mask on contact your doctor. He will recommend a different airflow setting that can be easily changed in the BiPAP machine.
Bipap Machine Prices vary from Brand to Brand. On top line there few brands like Phillips, BMC, Resmed. The Bipap machine prices also vary from function to function as different modes of BiPAP machine are used to address different breathing issues. This is a prescriptive machine that must be used on doctors’ recommendations.
Apart from the points discussed above Bipap Machine may also be recommended by Doctor for the following Issues :
- COPD — Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Diseases.
- Coronary Artery Diseases Or Congestive Heart Failure
- Neuromuscular Disorder
Breathing Issue after a Medical Procedure.
How are when you use Bipap Machine, you just need to follow your doctor. If your breathing problem or other health problem seems improving, Doctor will recommend lowering the pressure on your Bipap Machine or use it occasionally.