A BiPAP machine has greatly overtook the market as an alternative to non-invasive ventilation therapy and there are many reasons that it advocates for this increasing popularity. 

Advantages

One of the most prime advantages that a BiPAP machine is that it facilitates breathing for patients suffering from breathing issues.  For such individuals, it is an arduous task to inhale oxygen and exhale Carbon Dioxide and can lead to life threatening condition such as hypoxia.

A BiPAP machine is also an ideal alternative for people not compatible with CPAP machine as it the latter makes exhaling difficult in a constant increased pressure. In a bi-phasic positive air pressure mechanism, the inhaled air is of increased pressure which makes it easier to breath.

Furthermore, with the facility to adjust and customize settings according to the patient’s need, a BiPAP also moves ahead of CPAP as stated by the guide that accompanies the machine.  It allows to evaluate sleep respiration rate and to set the desired respiration rate for a designated period of time. In this ways, if a patients sleeps for long period without inhaling, the machine automatically increase the pressure for a short time and compels the patient to breath. Once the breathing is resumed to normal, the machine returns to the normal rate.

Disadvantages

Because of the many settings that a BiPAP machine offers, it is expensive as compared to a CPAP machine and sometimes the price go as high as two to four times as much. This might not be an issue for people who have insurance to cover their expenses but can be a costly treatment for those who don’t.

Even though majority of the features of a CPAP and BiPAP machine are similar, it may still require patient to take a little time to adjust to the pressure changes.

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