Therapies

Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)

What is CPAP ?

CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) is indicated for the treatment of sleep apnoea.

The equipment for this procedure includes three main components: the CPAP machine, the hose and different types of masks such as: nose or full-face (mouth and nose) mask. The CPAP machine delivers air into the mask through the hose, which allows the airway to be held open by air pressure. This continuous pressure prevents the pharynx from collapsing, thus avoiding the repeated and prolonged pauses in breathing that are symptomatic of sleep apnoea.

Furthermore, it increases the volume of air in the lungs for better oxygenation. The latest machines are equipped with memory cards to record the data collected during use so settings can be optimised according to the patient’s needs.

cpap - pression positive continue (ppc)

Follow-up of patients at Cenas

Cenas technicians and nurses are responsible for the follow-up of patients undergoing treatment. The team is available, by appointment, for all adjustments to the machine as well as for repairs and yearly changes of consumables for the device.

When you are prescribed a CPAP machine, you receive all the necessary information during an initial appointment to understand how the treatment works. You can visit the Centre to adjust settings, change a component and check that the device is still working properly.

Follow-up of patients at Cenas

Cenas technicians and nurses are responsible for the follow-up of patients undergoing treatment. The team is available, by appointment, for all adjustments to the machine as well as for repairs and yearly changes of consumables for the device.

When you are prescribed a CPAP machine, you receive all the necessary information during an initial appointment to understand how the treatment works. You can visit the Centre to adjust settings, change a component and check that the device is still working properly.

Contraindications and side effects

In some cases CPAP treatment may have side effects or require specific adjustments. The addition of a humidifier, for example, can prevent mucous membranes in the lungs from drying out. In case of discomfort, we recommend that you make an appointment with your prescribing doctor or our team of CPAP technicians who will provide you with the most appropriate solution.

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