In extreme weather conditions with sharp temperature fluctuations like in Ontario, it is easy to fall sick with bronchitis, sinus infections, pneumonia, colds, flus and other conditions frequently, this past year’s cold and flu season was particularly a long and horrible one. Upper and lower respiratory tract infections are something we treat a lot of at the clinic, from children to the elderly and everyone in between. Sometimes your immune system needs a boost in order to fight off the pathogen. Often a nebulizer treatment is added to your plan for the above ailments but also is beneficial for seasonal allergies, asthma, COPD, emphysema, and Farmer’s lung. Why is a nebulizer recommended and how does it help deliver medications better? Find out more below!
A nebulizer helps deliver medication directly into the respiratory system. It is an electrical device that comes with a mask and needs to be plugged in for usage. It can be used on almost anyone, all it requires is the ability to breathe in and out deeply. The doctors will prescribe certain medicines to be added to the nebulizer based on your symptoms.
How a Nebulizer Works
When you come in for a nebulizer treatment, all you have to do is sit comfortably, put on a mask and turn on the nebulizer. Staff will be available to assist and answer all your questions.
- A tube will connect the mask you are wearing to the container that holds compressed air.
- Plug in the accompanying wire and turn on the switch.
- The oxygen and air are blasted out in a mist through the liquid medicine at high speed.
- The aerosol containing the medication is inhaled through the mask so that the medicine doesn’t escape. The medicines used are determined by the doctors at the Dronyk Health Clinic specifically for you and your health concerns.
- Generally, one treatment will take 10-20 minutes. You sit and breathe normally until the mist is gone.
Why Should You Use a Nebulizer?
Medicines that are delivered in other forms to your body such as pills, injections, ointments, tinctures etc, will go through the bloodstream or through the digestive tract first. A nebulizer delivers medication directly into the lungs during bronchial disorders through the aerosol (medicine vapours). It is the quickest, most effective way to treat the following conditions among others:
- Lung Disease
- Bronchial congestion
Nebulizer Now at Dronyk Health Clinic
At the Dronyk Health Clinic, our focus is on treating the root cause of illnesses while providing symptomatic relief. We specialize in naturopathy, acupuncture, chiropractic medicine, homeopathy, and Qi Beauty. We are now adding nebulizers to treat patients suffering from cold, flu and allergies, and to boost the immune system. One of the ingredients in our nebulizer medicine is glutathione, a powerful antioxidant that can prevent cellular damage. Call our Health Clinic in Kitchener, Ontario to start meeting your health goals today!
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