Stressful and strenuous coughing can leave you exhausted as excessive mucus in the lungs not only makes breathing more difficult, but if allowed to build up can lead to an infection. As this mucus becomes stickier making it more difficult to clear, it can make your airways swell and produce even more mucus. This in turn results in further infection which can eventually lead to lung damage. One possible treatment of these symptoms along with mucolytics is airway clearance techniques.
Increasingly many of you have been recommended by your health professional to try Oscillating Positive Expiratory Pressure devices such as the Flutter which brings a new option to the problem of clearing mucus congestion.
Regular sessions with the Flutter of between 5 to 15 minutes produce a beneficial effect, equivalent to that delivered by physiotherapy techniques. Both children and adults can master the technique for use, allowing people of all ages to gain relief quickly and easily, whenever required.
The Flutter is effective for sufferers of:
However, the Flutter is not suitable for anybody that is suffering from the following conditions: severe Tuberculosis, Right sided heart failure, Pneumothorax or Haemoptysis (coughing up blood).
The Flutter is a palm-sized device that requires no external power supply or batteries. It can be used in the home or in the workplace so wherever you have a need to relieve congestion, the Flutter is at hand.
You simply exhale a number of times into the mouthpiece of the Flutter - causing a steel ball to vibrate in the casing. The pressure of blowing against this steel ball, and the vibrations that it makes travel back into your lungs, where they start to have a positive effect.
These vibrations affect all the branches of your airways, and like "shaking apples from the branches of a tree", any mucus is loosened.
Whilst this is happening, the changes in air pressure that make the steel ball move are both keeping small airways open, and allowing air to move throughout your lungs.
As a result of this movement, mucus is moved out from where it was previously stuck, into the larger airways - where ordinary, gentle coughing becomes very effective in getting rid of it.
Regular use of the Flutter has helped thousands of people "clear their chest" with ease, and is recognised as an effective method to reduce the complications associated with excess mucus production.