Have you been diagnosed with respiratory illnesses like asthma, pulmonary fibrosis, or pneumonia? If the answer is yes, then there is a good chance that your doctor has, or will, discuss using a nebulizer machine and why it would be more effective than your current course of treatment. But the real questions are, what exactly is a nebulizer and what are the advantages
What Is A Nebulizer Machine?
Have you ever had a respiratory illness that makes it hard to breathe? A nebulizer is an electrical device that takes liquid medicine and converts it into a medication mist. Your medication will be expelled in a steady stream of mist that you inhale deeply using a mask or mouthpiece – and this happens until the medication is completely used or the machine is turned off.
After speaking with your doctor about switching to this new course of treatment, you are still wondering why it is the best option. Here are four advantages and benefits that using a nebulizer offers.
Benefits of a Nebulizer Machine?
- Works Quickly
One of the best things about using a nebulizer machine is how quickly your medicine starts working once inhaled. With medicine in pill form, you must first swallow it and then broken down by your digestive system, and it will take about 30+ minutes to take effect. When the same medicine is converted into medicine mist using a nebulizer, bypassing the digestive system and goes directly into the bloodstream – taking approximately 5 minutes to work after being inhaled.
- Produces Fewer Side Effects Than Oral Medication
Did you know that using a nebulizer produces few side effects than taking medication orally? This means that few patients are complaining about unwanted side effects, like increased heart rates and headaches. Because of this, nebulizers can be used as long-term therapy treatments for chronic respiratory illnesses and diseases.
- User Friendly and Simple To Use
One of the best features of a nebulizer, other than its ability to convert medicine into mist form, is its easy use. Making it the best, user-friendly option for those that suffer from respiratory issues. Not only does it allow patients to administer their medication at home, but they can also do so without assistance from a medical professional. In fact, a nebulizer is one of the simplest-to-use appliances found at home.
- Helps You To Remain Active
Especially when it comes to respiratory illnesses, such as asthma, the fear of having a respiratory attack can make you avoid social situations and interactions. One of the best things you can do to help you remain active while treating your respiratory illness is to have a nebulizer with you at all times – or to at least make sure you do a breathing treatment before going out.
Having the right equipment on hand can be critical when you have been diagnosed with a respiratory illness. So, whether you need a nebulizer machine, a mask, a mouthpiece, or tubing, you can find it all at (and more) Northside Medical Supply.