BiPAP therapy is a non-invasive form of therapy usually prescribed in case of certain sleep disordered breathing conditions, like Sleep Apnea and other chronic respiratory disorders like COPD among others.
BiPAP stands for Bilevel Positive Airway Pressure and implies the use of two different airway pressure settings to assist in the respiratory cycle. These two pressures include one prescribed pressure for inhalation called the IPAP – Inspiratory Positive Airway Pressure and a lower pressure for exhalation known as the EPAP – Expiratory Positive Airway Pressure. The purpose of the IPAP is to deliver the required volume and pressure of air needed during inhalation, thereby easing the stress on the user’s respiratory muscles. The EPAP, on the other hand, does the work of delivering the minimal amount of pressure necessary to keep the airway open during exhalation, thus assisting in the exhalation process.
The three main components of BiPAP therapy include –
BiPAP Full-face Mask
Associated Accessories including Humidifier, BiPAP Tube and Filters