Spirometry & Respiratory
In 2016, it is estimated that 500,000 Malaysians have Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and many of them are suffering in silence. Patients often misread their increased breathlessness and coughing as symptoms of asthma or even a smoker's cough. Many cases also go unnoticed as COPD can develop for years without any noticeable signs of shortness of breath.
There is no cure for COPD, therefore smokers especially, to quit smoking to delay and control their lungs functions from further irreversible damage.
Chest M.I (Japan) offers four types of tools for COPD; from the smallest and simplest PC-10 to throrough diagnosis of COPD with HI-801. In addition, HI-301 has additional value of lung age test which is capable to awake the smokers, particularly, to concern on their deteriorating lung health due to inhaled smokes.
Carbon Monoxide Analyzer
It is a portable screening tool to detect Carbon Monoxide (CO) value in expired breath. The value can be a quick reference on a person surroundings especially if the CO value exceeds 5ppm detected in passive smoker. A situation to ponder!
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The MSA 1000 Peak Flow Meter is a high quality medical device that measures the maximum possible exhalation which is called 'peak flow' (referred to medical terms as PEF- Peak Expiratory Flow) and 'forced expiratory volume' (commonly known as FEV1) in first second. Regular monitoring of peak flow is extremely useful for controlling diseases of the airways such as asthma, COPD or chronic bronchitis.
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