NOTE: THE CT MASK DOES NOT PROTECT YOU FROM COVID-19. Please note that Centers for Respiratory Health does not have CT Masks for purchase.
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?
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?
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?
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, we encourage you to check your local stores for availability. The CT Mask is not available for purchase at Centers for Respiratory Health.
What else can I do to treat 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 cellular therapy, could improve your quality of life.
If you or someone you love has COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), ILD (interstitial lung disease), emphysema, pulmonary fibrosis, or another chronic lung disorder, call us today at 866-638-4776 and learn more about what our innovative therapy has the potential to do for you.
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