COPD Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease ) is a term used for a number of conditions including chronic bronchitis and emphysema.
In chronic bronchitis, the lining of the airways becomes full of mucous. In emphysema the small air sacks that help oxygen get into the body become stiff and cannot hold enough air.
The word ‘chronic’ means that the problem is long-term. The Space Chamber® greatly enhances the amount and effect of your prescribed inhaled medicine in opening the airways.
When should you use the Space Chamber® aerosol spacer?
- You should use the Space Chamber any time you decide to take your asthma or COPD medication
Who should use the Space Chamber® aerosol spacer?
- Anyone using aerosol asthma and COPD medication (‘puffer’) can benefit from using the Space Chamber® aerosol spacer. You may find using the
- Space Chamber® aerosol spacer particularly useful if you have:
- Difficulty in co-ordinating your inhalation and use of your aerosol asthma medication
- Side effects from using your medication, such as oral thrush, hoarseness or a bad taste in your mouth
- Difficulty in using your asthma medication during asthma attacks
- Physical conditions that limit the effective use of your hand or fingers (such as arthritis)
What are the benefits of using the Space Chamber® aerosol spacer?
Most people have difficulty in using their aerosol inhaler medication correctly. The incorrect use of your aerosol inhaler medication results in ineffective treatment and wastage of your inhaler medication. The Space Chamber® aerosol spacer has been designed to deliver more inhaler medication into your lungs to help you take control of your asthma.
The benefits include:
- Increasing the amount of inhaler medication delivered to your lungs, where it is needed most
- Enhancing your ability to treat asthma and COPD symptoms
- Minimising the amount of inhaler medication that is wasted by being deposited into your mouth instead of your lungs
- Reducing unpleasant side effects, such as oral thrush, hoarseness and bad taste
- Eliminating the necessity to co-ordinate the inhalation of your inhaler medication while you press the aerosol canister
- Better/easier breathing