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Offline Diver Dan

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Spirometer/ lung exerciser
« on: January 25, 2018, 06:54:36 PM »
I recently broke 4 ribs and was given one of these by the hospital:

https://www.walmart.com/ip/CareFusion-AirLife-Volumetric-Incentive-Spirometer-with-One-Way-Valve-4000-mL-1-Count/150321775?wmlspartner=wlpa&selectedSellerId=1971&adid=22222222227066776887&wmlspartner=wmtlabs&wl0=&wl1=g&wl2=c&wl3=170989138456&wl4=pla-275894814133&wl5=9032062&wl6=&wl7=&wl8=&wl9=pla&wl10=113134806&wl11=online&wl12=150321775&wl13=&veh=sem

I'm supposed to use it as much as I can (suggested 10 x per hr) to exercise my lungs as I heal since breathing deep is painful and if I don't force myself to do it I am at an even higher risk of pneumonia considering the broken ribs.

Anyhow, it's an interesting device that measures your lung capacity and encourages lung health.

Offline Finsup

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Re: Spirometer/ lung exerciser
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2018, 12:05:12 AM »
They are useful to teach deep breathing and diaphragm control, particularly for SCUBA divers. However, I doubt they would help an experienced freediver much. People with injuries and post op tend to breathe fast and shallow which can eventually cause pneumonia or atalectasis. This is designed to get them breathing more slowly and deeply (which they probably weren't doing in the first place).

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Re: Spirometer/ lung exerciser
« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2018, 08:15:37 AM »
I recently broke 4 ribs and was given one of these by the hospital:

https://www.walmart.com/ip/CareFusion-AirLife-Volumetric-Incentive-Spirometer-with-One-Way-Valve-4000-mL-1-Count/150321775?wmlspartner=wlpa&selectedSellerId=1971&adid=22222222227066776887&wmlspartner=wmtlabs&wl0=&wl1=g&wl2=c&wl3=170989138456&wl4=pla-275894814133&wl5=9032062&wl6=&wl7=&wl8=&wl9=pla&wl10=113134806&wl11=online&wl12=150321775&wl13=&veh=sem

I'm supposed to use it as much as I can (suggested 10 x per hr) to exercise my lungs as I heal since breathing deep is painful and if I don't force myself to do it I am at an even higher risk of pneumonia considering the broken ribs.

Anyhow, it's an interesting device that measures your lung capacity and encourages lung health.

Bummer about your ribs. I hope you recover quickly!

 

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