PEPE Vibratory PEP Therapy device
PEPE Vibratory PEP device – A Natural Airway Clearance Therapy Device
The PEPE device is a vibratory PEP is a single patient use therapy device that provides Positive Expiratory Pressure (PEP) therapy for patients who have Cystic Fibrosis, COPD, asthma, and lung
diseases with secretory problems, and patients with atelectasis. The PEP device uses inhalation and exhalation to keep the lungs healthy. When exhaling, the PEP vibratory therapy device provides vibrations you will feel in the airways.
Over-the-counter medication simply relaxes the muscles and relieves inflammation, it does not clear the build-up of mucus in the airways. The accumulation of mucus in the lungs causes a decline in lung capacity. The PEPE device (Positive Expiratory Pressure Exerciser or vibratory PEP device’s vibratory flutter effectively clears mucus from the airways and strengthens the lungs. The PEPE device can also be used as a lung exerciser that is suitable for athletes as well as physically active people to increase their lung capacity. The PEPE device opens weak or collapsed airways by creating positive pressure and oscillations simultaneously, which helps move secretions such as mucus to the upper airways where it can be coughed out.
The PEPE device is designed to be an add-on therapy to your existing medications. You should continue to take your prescribed medications.
IMMEDIATE BENEFIT: It will open up the airways into your lungs that have been partially obstructed over the years, due to natural aging, pollution, poor physical condition, and smoking (if applicable).
LONG TERM BENEFIT: It will target and develop the respiratory muscles (the diaphragm and intercostals) to help you inhale more volume of air/oxygen into your lungs, and to exhale more carbon dioxide out of your lungs.
What can the PEPE Airway Clearance Device be used for?
The PEPE (Positive Expiratory Pressure Exerciser) device can be used as a natural and effective PEP therapy treatment for patients suffering from respiratory conditions such as:
- Cystic Fibrosis
- Asthma treatment (with Secretion Retention)
- COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
- Most other disorders resulting in retained secretions
- Lung strengthening and expansion
- Chest cold and flu
- Mucociliary Clearance Disorders
- TGA registered
- Affordable & effective treatment for many respiratory conditions such as asthma attacks
- Ideal for children and adults
- Helps clear the airways and enhances lung function
- Improve breathing and reduce shortness of breath
- Lightweight and small handheld device
- Made in Australia
- Drug-free vibration therapy
- Loosens mucus and secretions through breathing
- Mucus removal lessens the chances of lung infection or lung damage
- Similar to the Flutter mucus clearance device, Acapella, AirPhysio, Aerobika, TurboForte
- Works for any respiratory condition where mucus removal is helpful
How to use the PEPE device:The PEPE natural lung physio device vibrates the airways which loosens mucus and secretions from the airway wall. The intermittent increase in pressure helps keep the airways open during exhalation so that the mucus does not become trapped and can move up the airway. The rapid exhalation that creates the oscillations helps push the mucus up the airway to where it can be coughed out. Follow the steps below to use the PEPE device: Step 1: Mucus Loosening The patient should be seated with back straight and head slightly tilted upward so the upper airway is open. Slowly inhale to 3/4th of the a full breath, place the PEPE device in the mouth with lips sealed firmly and tube of the PEP device is horizontal. Hold your breath for 2-3 seconds, this allows the inhaled air to be distributed evenly throughout the lungs. Now exhale through the PEPE device reasonably fast but not too forceful. Remember to keep the cheeks stiff so the vibrations produced by the PEPE device are not wasted in the cheeks. At this point you should start feeling the mucus moving further up the airways with each exhalation. Concentrate on feeling the airways vibrate and continue to exhale through the PEPE device slightly further (longer exhales) than exhaling during normal breathing without the device. Repeat this breathing technique 5-10 times to loosen the mucus as much as possible. Emphasis should be on inhaling slowly, holding the breath for 2-3 seconds and exhaling quickly but not being forceful. Now you will be ready to begin step 2: Mucus Elimination Slowly inhale, perform the 2–3 second breath hold and then forcibly exhale through the PEPE as completely as possible. This forceful exhalation should move the mucus up to a level that triggers a cough. Therapy is complete when no further mucus can be coughed up. Frequency and duration can be determined by a health professional. OR Click here PEPE Instructions (PDF) to download the PDF and print the PEPE Device instructions.
How does the PEPE device work?When you exhale or breathe out through the PEP device or the PEPE your breath moves the steel ball inside the device. This results in vibrations in the airway that loosens mucus or phlegm. The slight increase in pressure helps in keeping your airway open during exhalation so that the mucus does not become trapped and can easily move up the airway. The combined action of vibrations and pressure pushed the mucus up your airways progressively until you are able to cough it out.
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