2. Airway Clearance
Because CF produces a lot of mucus in the lungs, it is important to regularly clear the airways and release the mucus to reduce risk of infection and improve the overall function of the lungs. Lung clearance can occur in these ways:
- Coughing and huffing – although this needs to be done in conjunction with other methods.
- Airway clearance techniques – such as chest physical therapy (CPT) using clapping, percussion and vibration.
- High-frequency chest wall oscillation – such as the Afflo Vest.
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