The Turboforte provides positive expiratory pressure (PEP) therapy for patients with mucus producing respiratory conditions including:
- Cystic Fibrosis
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Diseases (COPDs), such as asthma
- Other conditions producing retained secretions
How does Turboforte work?
When you exhale (breathe out) through the Turboforte, your breath moves the steel ball inside. This causes: 1) airway vibrations that loosen mucus and, 2) a slight increase in pressure that aids in keeping your airways open. This combined action of vibration and pressure results in the mucus moving progressively up your airways until you can cough it out.
Why airway clearance?
In many chronic pulmonary conditions there is a build-up of secretions in the airways. These secretions, if left in the airways, can block air passages, make breathing difficult, and provide an ideal environment for bacteria to multiply and thrive – a primary cause of progressive, irreversible lung damage. Therefore, airway clearance is critical to your overall care. Daily airway clearance with the Turboforte™ can help break this cycle of lung infection and damage.
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