Home Spirometers: A Useful Tool in Tracking CF Symptoms and Progress

Guest Blog By: Meranda Honaker

Over the last several months my health has continued to decline despite being compliant and diligent with my healthcare routine. In July I developed a fever during a trip to Boston to speak to a biotech company about my journey with cystic fibrosis. I developed a fever and by the end of my visit, I was unable to walk up steps without severe dyspnea. I was so exhausted from feeling sick I would return to my hotel room to lay in the bed for hours to rest. My chest pain and shortness of breath became so severe in the coming days that I could no longer take a deep breath. I checked my SpiroPd home spirometer which displayed a definite decline in my lung function. I immediately contacted my CF clinic to see my CF doctor. Initially, despite feeling bad, I assumed I was feeling poorly and decided not to rush to CF clinic. Sometimes I have a bad day or few bad days health wise and begin to improve on my own. Once I saw my lung function had declined I knew I needed to be seen in CF clinic rather than waiting it out.
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Harmonica Techs, Inventors of the Pulmonica, Reveal Survey Results on Effective Treatments for Cystic Fibrosis Patients

During the annual meeting of the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR), medical device company Harmonica Techs asked health professionals dealing with cystic fibrosis and other pulmonary conditions if they observed that spirometry Continue reading Harmonica Techs, Inventors of the Pulmonica, Reveal Survey Results on Effective Treatments for Cystic Fibrosis Patients