I have suffered with sinus problems for virtually all my adult life. Then I was also diagnosed with COPD and struggling to walk a few yards and get upstairs without becoming breathless and distressed. I was put on to inhalers, which did help, but still did not prevent acute flare ups, which required me to have several courses of steroids. The flare ups were starting to occur much more frequently, which is when I decided to invest in an Activated Air Machine.
I have now been using the machine for 20 minutes, twice per day for the past 6 months and the difference is remarkable. I can now get upstairs without getting distressed and feel much better. I go for regular check-ups with a chest specialist to have my lung function tested. Before using the machine my lung function was 56% against the predicted expectancy for my age and height etc, putting my COPD in the moderate to severe category. At my last check up, my lung function has increased to 76% against prediction and well into the mild category. I am convinced this is as a result of using Activated Air therapy, as there are no other factors which could account for this improvement.
I take peak flow count readings daily and the average has increased from 200 to 250 or 260, but more importantly, and not wishing to tempt fate, but in the 6 months since first starting to use the machine I have not had any exacerbations.
Being a pensioner this was a fairly substantial investment, with no guarantee of success and I did dally for quite a while before deciding to take the risk and purchase a machine, being cynical of the many miracle claims that are attached to product advertising these days. My only regret is that I did not buy the machine much earlier, as it has made an incredible difference to the quality of my life and management of my COPD.
Based on my own experience I would not hesitate to recommend that anyone whose quality of life is being affected by breathing or chest problems invest in one of these machines and I am very grateful to you for making this product available.