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incentive spirometer measurements

A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: To keep your lung from collapsing due to shallow breathing after surgery. It is very but not always effective. Despite the pain, you must do it to pr ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Donato
25 years experience Urology
Deep slow breaths in: Incentive spirometers aid in opening up the passages and air sacs of the lungs, especially after surgery that requires a ventilator. The device is si ... Read More
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Dr. Alvaro Aranda
35 years experience Pulmonology
Breathing through it: This is to exercise your lungs , expand them & combat or avoid lung collapse.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sanjay Agarwal
26 years experience Pulmonology
Yes: No problems have been reported; nor could one anticipate one with the 'essence of life'. I hope you dont have severe COPD and blebs, that may rupture, ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Zhu
17 years experience General Surgery
Yes: that is a very good number.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ajay Acharya
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It is the effort...: It is not number oriented.....you should use it in a context of inflating your lungs ......
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A 64-year-old male asked:
Dr. Victor Bonuel
38 years experience Internal Medicine
Check out this link: Try to attain at least 300-500 ml. Keep on breathing otherwise you'll pass out! http://my.Clevelandclinic.Org/services/surgery/hic_how_to_use_an_incen ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No: Its main purpose is to keep your lung from collapsing usually after a surgical procedure when pain discourages a person to take a deeper breath. It i ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. W. james Chon
25 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
No: No
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Dr. Donald Alves
24 years experience Emergency Medicine
Few options: If mostly in bed (like inpatient hospital), is to encourage lung expansion and reduce risk of atelectasis & pneumonia. If already did aspirate, then n ... Read More

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