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What is a BiPAP machine used for?

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BiPAPs can be helpful for if you have obstructive sleep apnea.

Your doctor may also recommend a BiPAP if you have:

?An asthma flare-up

?Chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder disease (COPD)

?Congestive heart failure or coronary artery disease

?A neurological or neuromuscular disorder

?Obesity hypoventilation syndrome

?Poor breathing after a medical procedure or because of another medical condition

SOURCES:

Johns Hopkins Medicine: “BiPap.”

American Sleep Association: “What is the difference between CPAP and BIPAP?”

University of Rochester Medical Center: “BiPap.”

Cleveland Clinic: “Why Sleep Apnea Increases Your Risk of Sudden Death.”

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on February 10, 2020

SOURCES:

Johns Hopkins Medicine: “BiPap.”

American Sleep Association: “What is the difference between CPAP and BIPAP?”

University of Rochester Medical Center: “BiPap.”

Cleveland Clinic: “Why Sleep Apnea Increases Your Risk of Sudden Death.”

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on February 10, 2020

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