At Medical Pharmacy and Putnam Home Medical in Willimantic and Putnam, CT
Life can be a challenge when you have to deal with respiratory conditions such as sleep apnea, emphysema, or pulmonary disease. It can sometimes feel like there is no real solution available to properly manage your condition. Fortunately, we’re here to offer you some solutions that could ultimately make a huge difference in your everyday life. Here at Medical Pharmacy and Putnam Home Medical, we’re dedicated to helping our customers find products that’ll make their lives easier. For more information on our respiratory products or to browse our inventory, visit one of our convenient locations today. You can find us in Willimantic and Putnam CT near Windham and Woodstock.
CPAP & BiPAP
The most common choices for treating sleep apnea are CPAP and BiPAP machines. These machines are similar in some ways but they do function a bit differently and it’s important to understand the difference so you can choose the one that’s best for you. CPAP machines work with a single pressure setting that stays the same throughout the night. Many models come with a ramp feature that begins with a low-pressure setting and increases with time to the prescribed pressure setting. Once it’s at the prescribed level, it remains there for the night. Many customers prefer the ramp feature because it begins with gentle pressure rather than an immediate burst that can be overwhelming for some.
BiPAP machines also work with pressure settings, but they come with two different ones. You’ll have one setting for the prescribed pressure that’s used for inhalation. The other setting is lower, which is for exhalation. The dual settings make it easier for the user to get more air in and out of their lungs throughout the night as the machine runs. The BiPAP machine takes into consideration the fact that high-pressure strengths make it difficult to exhale against a single pressure setting of prescribed pressure.
Oxygen concentrators work to deliver oxygen to those with chronic lung conditions. These machines come in stationary and portable models. Oxygen concentrators take in air from the surroundings, compress it, filter out the nitrogen then deliver the purified oxygen to the user. If you’re a frequent traveler or simply want a way to bring your device with you, check out the portable options. Whether you’re living with chronic bronchitis, pulmonary disease, emphysema, or any other respiratory condition, a portable oxygen concentrator can be a life-changing investment.
If you’re searching for a way to keep your CPAP equipment sanitized, consider the SoClean® machine. This product helps you keep your machine clean at all times without the hassle. This automated cleaner works by disinfecting and sanitizing your CPAP hose, mask, and reservoir without having to disassemble all the parts. Believe it or not, you don’t even need to add any water or questionable chemicals, either. The SoClean® machine will not only make your life easier but it’ll keep our CPAP equipment sparkling clean.
Give us a call or stop by Medical Pharmacy and Putnam Home Medical today! We offer two convenient locations in Willimantic and Putnam CT near Windham and Woodstock. Our staff would be happy to help you find the respiratory solution that’s right for you.