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[Equipment] Does "for Her" make a difference?
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I got my machine late yesterday and had good night with it. Looking through stuff more thoroughly today, I noticed that my doc prescribed ResMed Air Sense for Her, but I given a ResMed Air Sense 10 machine. They did supply a mask "for her." Is the difference real, or just marketing?
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#2
There is another setting that they have found works "better" for women. You should get what your Doctor prescribed and have that option. They should NEVER give you something that the Doctor did not prescribe. Bad DME Smile
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(07-07-2016, 11:23 PM)PoolQ Wrote: There is another setting that they have found works "better" for women. You should get what your Doctor prescribed and have that option. They should NEVER give you something that the Doctor did not prescribe. Bad DME Smile

Thanks. It's been an 8 month process to even get a machine at all between Health Net and Apria. Back into Battle.
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#4
If they do not swap it out contact your insurance and tell them that you were not given the prescribed machine, they will get after the DME
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#5
Hi baconjurer, Welcome to Apnea Board!
You can google or go to the AirSense site to find out more, but this is a brief discription.

The AirSense 10 for Her is the first ever machine specifically designed for the female demographic. ResMed has developed an FDA approved "For Her" algorithm that tracks upper respiratory disturbances found in the patient. The machine will respond immediately to any respiratory incident, altering pressure after a single unnatural breath.
Additionally, the machine features an aesthetic floral-themed design which should appeal to the female user.


Also, some have reported that the newer A10 includes the "for her" algorithm. You will need to go into the providers menu and see if there is a choice.

http://www.apneaboard.com/adjust-cpap-pr...tup-manual
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Sad I'm getting a new machine today..hopefully if doc gets the script correct. I had a Respironics System 1 - all kinds of trouble with humidity. I have heated hose which worked in the beginning but now does not. It is a Cpap w/ pressure of 12. I always have a sore throat and wake every 2-3 hrs with mouth totally dry. Anyway .. my question .. They are replacing my old machine with the Resmed Air Sense 10 cpap .. Should I push for the V auto for her ? otherwise I will have constant pressure. My sleep study said obstructive and pressure of 12. but .. from what i am reading sounds like the auto for her might be a better deal... Doc will do whatever I ask. Any suggestions. sorry this is so long :/
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#7
You will need to ask your doctor to rewrite the script to read exactly the name of machine and specify Auto with a range of pressure listed. If you want the "for her" model, ask that it be on the script also.

It is in your best interest to get an APAP even if you end up using it in Cpap mode.
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#8
Hi Mary Anna. If you are planning to get a ResMed machine, I think the AirSense 10 AutoSet for Her is a good choice. It lets you choose from two algorithms - the "For Her" one or the basic Resmed auto-adjusting algorithm. You can also run the machine in fixed pressure CPAP mode if you want to do that.

As for the basic question of whether to get a fixed pressure CPAP machine or an auto-adjusting one, I think the auto-adjusting type is the best choice and seems to be what people are generally being prescribed now. (Not everyone, though - some doctors still prefer fixed pressure CPAP.)

If you do a web search for "ResMed Airsense 10 AutoSet for Her functional features" you can see a chart that shows what features the AutoSet for Her has compared to other ResMed machines.




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#9
What is APAP ? Is it different from the Vauto ? I asked doc to write ResMed Air Sense 10 for her .. but i didn't specify the pressure . He doesn't seem to know much about the machines. Should I ask for something different ..
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#10
APAP is an auto adjusting machine.. CPAP Is fixed pressure only. APAP can be run as a CPAP but not vice versa.
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