What Is a BiPAP Machine?

BiPAP machine

What Is a BiPAP Machine?

Bilevel positive airway pressure (BiPAP) therapy is often used in the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

COPD is an umbrella term for lung and respiratory diseases that make breathing difficult. Initially, the therapy was only available as an in-patient treatment within hospitals. Now, it can be done at home. Modern BiPAP machines are tabletop devices fitted with tubing and a mask. You simply put the mask over your nose and/or mouth to receive two levels of pressurized air. One pressure level is delivered when you inhale, and a lower pressure is delivered when you exhale. BiPAP machines often feature a “smart” breath timer that adapts to your respiratory patterns. It automatically resets the level of pressurized air when needed to help keep your breathing level on target. This therapy is a type of noninvasive ventilation (NIV). That’s because BiPAP therapy doesn’t require a surgical procedure, such as intubation or tracheotomy. Keep reading to learn how this therapy helps manage COPD and how it compares to other treatment options.

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