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High-Frequency Chest Wall Oscillation Therapy: Common Misconceptions

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High-Frequency Chest Wall Oscillation (HFCWO) therapy is an innovative treatment method that aims to improve lung function and respiratory clearance in patients with various respiratory conditions. Although HFCWO therapy is an effective approach to managing chronic lung conditions, there are misconceptions about HFCWO therapy and how it works.


What Is an HFCWO Vest and How Does It Work?

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Your lungs consistently produce mucus. Production of mucus by your lungs , which is commonly amplified by respiratory diseases like chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and bronchiectasis, or neuromuscular diseases such as Muscular Dystrophy and Cerebral Palsy. Mucus is essential to helping our bodies fight infections and inflammation. However, too much mucus in our airways can trap harmful bacteria, make it hard to breathe and successfully take inhaled medications.


What Is High-Frequency Chest Wall Oscillation?


Dozens of respiratory and neuromuscular diseases impact millions across the United States. If you are one of those affected, you know how difficult it is to
breathe freely and live life to the fullest with these conditions. They can cause mucus build-up in the lungs, blocking the airways and impeding treatment. One effective home therapy for clearing your lungs and improving your breathing is high-frequency chest wall oscillation (HFCWO).

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