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  • william-kracke

    August 9, 2018 at 1:38 pm

    First thing they teach you at Pulmonary Rehab.  Supposed to be best  for COPD but I have found that it works just fine in restoring my O2 levels quicker and maintaining O2 levels under exertion and exercise.  I use it all of the time and recommend it, even if you have heard it is not useful for IPF.  Works for me.

    Bill K

  • Charlene Marshall

    August 9, 2018 at 4:33 pm

    Hi William,

    Thanks for getting in touch and sharing your experience on this topic. I agree, I am finding it works for me as well, especially under moments of exertion and exercise – even though it is intended for COPD patients. I had heard of this before, as a result of my work on the forums, and then when I started attending pulmonary rehab they taught me this as well which was quite helpful. At least worth giving it a try for others, isn’t it? I find it helpful too 🙂

    Thanks for sharing.

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