What is the Difference Between CPAP and BiPAP Therapy?
What is the Difference Between CPAP and BiPAP Therapy? (CPAP vs BIPAP) - Dubai | UAE
CPAP – Continioius Positive Airway Pressure
BiPAP – Bilevel Positive Airway Pressure
It’s also important to know that both CPAP and BiPAP are NON-invasive modes of ventilation that just means that we are not required to insert a tube (endotracheal tube for mechanical ventilation) used for OSA and some other related problems
The main difference between BiPAP and CPAP devices is that BiPAP machines have two pressure settings: one pressure for inhalation (IPAP), and a lower pressure for exhalation (EPAP). While the CPAP Has 1 setting for inhalation only
The BiPAP machine is designed to increase the pressure when you inhale to keep the airways in the nose and throat from closing while you are sleeping, and provide a lower pressure during exhalation that continues to maintain an open airway.
BiPAP may also be used for patients who require some breathing assistance.
BiPAP has been prescribed for patients who have congestive heart failure and other serious diseases affecting the heart and lungs.
iPAP machines and CPAP machines often cater to different needs
People with nerve and muscle problems may better benefit from the BiPAP machine rather than the CPAP machine.
BiPAP machines can be set to make sure that users breathe a set number of times per minute. The difference in inhalation and exhalation pressures reduces the work of breathing breathing, and allows the person to have a more restful sleep.
The CPAP machine is usually used to treat mild to moderate sleep apnea.
But depending on the severity of sleep apnea, doctors may recommend a BiPAP machine instead. Patients requiring high levels of CPAP pressure are often more comfortable using BiPAP.
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