THreshold IMT

What is Threshold IMT

Exactly the opposite of PEP offers Threshold IMT. Where the PEP produces a positive pressure during exhalation, this device produces a pressure during inhalation. The device trains the lung muscles and makes breathing easier. This ensures that the muscles continue to function better when the lungs are aching. 

Pros

  • Training of the muscles needed for inhalation
  • Simple and handy device, can be used anywhere (no power or extras required)
  • Pressure can be adjusted at the regulator itself to regulate the intensity.

Cons

  • Can quickly lead to dizziness and should be used with caution when lungs are ailing.
  • No official studies proving the benefits in CF. 
  • Does not necessarily help cough up to sputum.
  • Training of the muscles needed for inhalation
  • Simple and handy device, can be used anywhere (no power or extras required)
  • Pressure can be adjusted at the regulator itself to regulate the intensity.
  • Can quickly lead to dizziness and should be used with caution when lungs are ailing.
  • No official studies proving the benefits in CF. 
  • Hilft nicht zum Sputum abhusten.

My review

I tested the Threshold IMT over a period of 3 weeks and did not feel any direct benefit. It's certainly better than doing nothing, but the result doesn't convince me. The cleaning is cumbersome or even impossible (only the mouthpiece can be cleaned). Since I only breathe in, I did not think about it that way. Try the device, maybe you can benefit from it. Let me know if that would be so.

2/5
2/5

How to use Threshold IMT

  1. Breath out fully, make a short break
  2. Breathe in through the device until your lungs are full 
  3. Short break, then exhale until your lungs are empty
  4. Repeat this a few times. Take a break after 1-2 minutes, otherwise you'll probably get dizzy with time.
  5. It's best to use the threshold after inhalation
  6. Clean the mouthpiece. Can be boiled or inserted to sanitizer.
  7. Make sure that you do not exhale into the device (which is also not possible with pressure technology).

How to use Threshold IMT

  1. Breath out fully, make a short break
  2. Breathe in through the device until your lungs are full 
  3. Short break, then exhale until your lungs are empty
  4. Repeat this a few times. Take a break after 1-2 minutes, otherwise you'll probably get dizzy with time.
  5. Am besten verwendest Du das Threshold IMT nach der Inhalation.
  6. Clean the mouthpiece. Can be boiled or inserted to sanitizer.
  7. Make sure that you do not exhale into the device (which is also not possible with pressure technology).
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