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Treatment options for restrictive lung disease (RLD)

 

ResMed has developed therapy devices and ventilators designed to treat respiratory conditions related to restrictive lung disease, so you feel better during the day, sleep better at night and get the most out of life.

The aim of any ventilation therapy is to support your respiratory system so you don’t need to work as hard to breathe. This can be done either invasively or noninvasively.

Invasive ventilation (IV) and noninvasive ventilation (NIV)

Invasive ventilation is the process by which air is delivered to you via specially designed medical equipment. For example:

  • Intubation, in which a tube is inserted into your throat to provide air.
  • Tracheotomy, in which an incision is made into the throat to deliver air.

ResMed’s options for providing invasive ventilation include:

By comparison, noninvasive ventilation doesn’t require surgery at all.

NIV is assisted ventilation, providing air to your lungs. This therapy is called “noninvasive” because it delivers air using a mask – unlike invasive types of ventilation that require the insertion of a tube in the trachea.

A ventilation device enhances your breathing and helps reduce the amount of effort required when taking a breath. Your clinician will prescribe the level of pressure best suited to your therapy needs.

For more information about how noninvasive ventilation can help treat your respiratory condition, download our brochure.

ResMed’s noninvasive ventilation devices designed to treat restrictive lung disease include:

ResMed devices also give you the option to connect an external battery – either the RPS II or Astral external battery – so you can get out and around with your ventilator during your therapy.

More restrictive lung disease

What is restrictive lung disease?
Restrictive lung disease refers to conditions in which breathing is restricted, and can lead to long-term respiratory failure.
Why is it important to treat restrictive lung disease?
Treating the breathing and sleeping issues caused by restrictive lung disease disorders can make a huge difference in your quality of life.
Getting your therapy equipment
ResMed has developed therapy devices and ventilators that can help you feel better during the day and sleep better at night, so you can get the most out of life.