Postural drainage is a series of body positions that use gravity to drain mucus from the lungs into the mouth so the person can spit it out. Postural drainage often helps people who have chronic lung disease, such as cystic fibrosis or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), to drain mucus from different parts of their lungs.
Draining mucus from the lungs can:
Primary Medical ReviewerJohn Pope, MD - Pediatrics
Specialist Medical ReviewerCatherine O'Malley, RRT - Respiratory Therapy
Current as ofSeptember 9, 2014
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