BiPAP is a small, easily operated machine that helps a person with COPD to breathe. When using a BiPAP machine, a person takes in pressurized air through a mask to regulate their breathing pattern while they are asleep or when their symptoms flare. COPD stands for chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder.
What is a BiPAP mask used for?
What type of mask is used for BiPAP?
There are three types of masks for BiPAP and CPAP machines. Nasal Pillow Mask - Nasal pillow mask cover the nose holes only. Nasal Mask - A nasal mask covers the complete nose. Full-Face Mask - A full face mask cover the complete face of the patient
Who Uses a BiPAP?
You may benefit from a BiPAP if you have a medical condition that makes it hard for you to breathe sometimes. BiPAPs can be helpful for obstructive sleep apnea, a serious condition where your breathing stops and starts repeatedly while you're sleeping. In some cases, it can be life-threatening.