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EPR setting and purpose
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surferdude2 Offline

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Post: #11
RE: EPR setting and purpose
Normal is whatever your body has decided is easiest for it to accomplish. When breathing against pressure, it may be that short shallow breaths accomplish the goal much more efficiently than long deep ones. That is especially true if the muscles used for breathing are not well developed. It is usually nothing to be concerned about unless you aren't staying O2 saturated sufficiently. To the extent that it is causing you some disturbance, then you may want to check with your doctor for ways to get relief, be it a different pressure setting or a different type of flow generator.

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04-09-2016 01:13 PM
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OpalRose Offline

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Post: #12
RE: EPR setting and purpose
(04-09-2016 01:13 PM)surferdude2 Wrote:  Normal is whatever your body has decided is easiest for it to accomplish. When breathing against pressure, it may be that short shallow breaths accomplish the goal much more efficiently than long deep ones. That is especially true if the muscles used for breathing are not well developed. It is usually nothing to be concerned about unless you aren't staying O2 saturated sufficiently. To the extent that it is causing you some disturbance, then you may want to check with your doctor for ways to get relief, be it a different pressure setting or a different type of flow generator.

Dude

Thanks for your response. I haven't used my oximeter for awhile, so maybe tonight.

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04-09-2016 01:22 PM
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surferdude2 Offline

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CPAP Pressure: 12 ~ 20 & 11 ~12 if nasal mask
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

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Location: Mousetown, Southern Illinois

Post: #13
RE: EPR setting and purpose
And yes, the EPR or flex setting will definitely affect the time it takes to exhale. Obviously the lessened exhalation pressure versus inhalation would tend to make changes in exhalation time length but there's no guarantee which way without testing. YMMV since muscular conditioning is involved.

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04-09-2016 01:23 PM
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Post: #14
RE: EPR setting and purpose
Hi wyogirl,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
Much success to you with your CPAP therapy and hang in there for more responses to your post.

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04-09-2016 07:00 PM
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