What exactly is a nebulizer? Sounding like something out of a science fiction movie, a nebulizer is actually a very important piece of equipment for those with asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), and a variety of other respiratory conditions. Using oxygen, compressed air or ultrasonic power to break up medical solutions into aerosol droplets, nebulizers allow users to take their medicine by simply inhaling it through a tube and mouthpiece.
Besides respiratory conditions, new research has shown that more medicines for conditions like diabetes, cancer and chronic migraines can be developed to be administered through nebulizers. Because of this, medical market researchers are predicting widespread growth and use of nebulizers. But before the world is overtaken with nebulizers we should look at what the benefits are of using one.
- All you have to do is breathe: The main benefit of the nebulizer is that practically everyone can use one, from young children to college kids and middle aged empty-nesters to the elderly. Even those that are sick or in the middle of an asthma attack can use a nebulizer.
- A direct path to the lungs: Using a nebulizer for treatment of respiratory diseases is more efficient and delivers the medicine to the lungs quicker. Oral medications have to first be absorbed into the blood stream and then are taken to where they are need, whereas aerosolized medicine from a nebulizer travels straight to the lungs.
- Fewer trips to the hospital: Having a nebulizer on hand at home or having a portable nebulizer with you on a trip prevents you from having to go to the hospital whenever you have an asthma attack. This means lower medical costs and fewer trips to the hospital.
These benefits, along with the possible development of more medicines for use in nebulizers, show that nebulizers are both handy to have around and important for the future of home medical care. New England Surgical offers all of the parts and accessories to make sure your nebulizer is working well for you now or in the future.