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CT Masks for COPD

3 Feb 2016
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CT Masks for COPD

CT Masks for COPD

Whether you live in a colder climate year-round or you experience a couple months of cold weather yearly, if you have a chronic lung disease, you understand how changes in the weather can affect your health.  People with COPD, or another form of chronic lung disease such as pulmonary fibrosis, may experience worsened symptoms during cold weather because the cold air is dry and removes moisture from the bronchial passages, creating inflammation which narrows airways. However, you can take proactive steps to keep your lungs warm. Besides wearing warm clothing and keeping oxygen tubing underneath your clothes, wearing a mask designed for people with lung disease, such as the CT Mask for COPD, could help you breathe more easily.

What is the CT Mask for COPD and how does it work?

CT Masks for COPD

Made by Air Guard Medical Products Co., the CT Mask was made to give people with lung disease, such as asthma and COPD, the ability to breathe warm, moist air outdoors in cold weather. Inside the CT Mask is a thermal exchange module, which affects a heat exchange cycle, regulating air flow through its chambers. The heat and moisture from your exhaled breath is captured inside the module and transferred into your next inhaled breath as warm, moist, fresh air.

What are the product details for the CT Mask for COPD?

  • Adjustable straps for the best fit
  • Durable enough for 90-120 washings
  • Hand-washable in warm water with non-allergic soap; air-dry
  • Made with soft Polartec fleece, antimicrobial copper mesh, Poron, and napped Lycra jersey materials

How cold does it need to be to use the CT Mask for COPD?

CT Masks for COPD

Each individual is different. For some people, temperatures in the fifties are uncomfortable. For others, temperatures in the forties and lower feel cold. If it feels cold outside to you, then it’s fine to wear your CT Mask.

What are the risks and benefits of wearing the CT Mask for COPD?

CT Masks for COPD

The CT Mask is not for everyone, and some people may feel that the mask restricts their airflow, causing them discomfort. If this happens, stop wearing the mask.

In addition to lung benefits, Air Guard Medical states that breathing warm air when you’re in cold weather helps keep your entire body warmer. The CT Mask should not fog eyeglasses when worn properly. Most outdoor activities can be enjoyed while wearing CT Masks. Before using the mask or changing your activity level, it’s important to discuss your activities and use of the CT Mask with your doctor. If you and your physician decide that a CT Mask is right for you, then you can purchase one on Amazon.

What else can I do to treat COPD?

CT Masks for COPD

With advancements in medications, lifestyle modifications, assistive devices, and alternative medicine, there is hope for people with lung disease. If you feel that your symptoms are worsened by cold weather, talk with your doctor about options to help you stay active, such as wearing a CT Mask for COPD. Trying various lifestyle modifications and treatment options, such as stem cell therapy, could improve your quality of life. If you or a loved one has a chronic lung disease, contact us today at (800) 729-3065 to learn about stem cell treatment options at the Lung Institute and to see if you qualify for treatment.

11 Comments

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  2. Cameron Kennerly

    10 months ago

    Hello Vanessa,

    Thank you for reading Vanessa and we hope you continue reading. We try to offer a variety of natural and alternative treatment methods to not only inform but to empower those to improve their quality of life.

    Thanks for the feedback Vanessa,

    -The Lung Institute

  3. Vanessa autrey

    10 months ago

    I would love to explore stem cell options but insurance will not cover the expense, and financial I can’t afford it. But thank you for your tips.

  4. Patricia

    10 months ago

    Hello, it is not fair that there is something out there to help people with COPD and emphysema to be able to breath better but our non-caring insurance companies won’t pay on it. As much as we have to pay for insurance they should by law have to pay for what health problems we have to have a healthier life. It is not human to let people just suffer and smother to death because they don’t have the money to help save their life. Our LORD says to love thy neighbor and do for them as you would want them to do for you. Help and love each other. Praise be unto our LORD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. MARGUERITE AUTEN

    10 months ago

    I have copd and would like to get stemcell therapy but cannot afford it and medicare doesn’t approve it because there is no coding for it

  6. PB

    10 months ago

    Hi Deb,

    Air Guard Medical created the CT Mask, and you can purchase a CT Mask on Amazon. If you Google CT Mask, you’ll see a few links to where you can buy the CT Mask on Amazon. If you decide to purchase the CT Mask, let us know how it works for you. We would love to hear from you again. We hope you find this helpful.

    Best Regards,

    The Lung Institute

  7. PB

    10 months ago

    Hi Carmen,

    One of our patient coordinators would be happy to talk with you about possible stem cell treatment options. Contact us today by calling (855) 313-1149 to speak with us. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

    Best Regards,

    The Lung Institute

  8. Deb Simmons

    10 months ago

    Where can a CTmask for COPD be purchased?

  9. Carmen porter

    10 months ago

    I have copy and I would like to see if I can talk to someone about steam cell treatment

  10. PB

    10 months ago

    Hi David,

    We’re glad that you enjoyed our article. For more information about stem cell therapy treatment options, feel free to contact us today by calling (855) 313-1149.

    Best Regards,

    The Lung Institute

  11. David

    10 months ago

    I love this! Tell me more!

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