Frequently Asked Questions
Q: I have had a heart attack in the past - can I use Aerosure?
A: Aerosure medic is contraindicated in severe right-sided heart failure with hypotension (low blood pressure). If you have had a heart attack and are unsure or have any concerns please consult your healthcare professional.
Q: I have had previous gastric surgery - can I use Aerosure?
A: Yes as long as the surgery was not recent and is completely healed, if any pain is experienced you should stop using the device immediately. If you are unsure or have any concerns please consult your healthcare professional.
Q: I am on medication for asthma/COPD/antibiotics/blood pressure etc. will Aerosure interact with my medication?
A: Aerosure is a drug free device and so will not interact with your medication. Aerosure is contraindicated in some conditions and it should not be used if you have any of those. If you are unsure or have any concerns please consult your healthcare professional.
Q: I have a collapsed lung/had a pneumothorax/fibrosis of the lung can I use Aerosure?
A: You should NOT use Aerosure if you have or have previously had a collapsed lung (also known as pneumothorax). If you are at risk of pneumothorax, uncertain or have any concerns please consult your healthcare professional.
Q: I have high/low blood pressure (hypertension or hypotension) can I use Aerosure?
A: If you have high or low blood pressure which is under control you can use Aerosure. If you have hypotension and feel dizzy when using Aerosure you should stop using the device. Aerosure is contraindicated in right sided heart failure with hypotension. If you are unsure or if you have any concerns about using Aerosure you should consult your healthcare professional.
Q: Can I take the device on holiday?
A: Aerosure can be taken on holiday - be sure to pack a travel adapter if you are holidaying outside of North America. When fully charged, Aerosure can be used for up to a week before needing to be recharged.
Q: I’ve been using the device for a week and I dont feel less short of breath
A: Time to notice an improvement in shortness of breath will vary between individuals. Results are achieved through a long term training effect. Continue to use the device as per the instructions. Always ensure the lips form a tight seal around the mouthpiece when breathing through the device and always breathe through the mouth when using Aerosure.
Q: The mouthpiece is coming off when I use the device
A: The mouthpiece may become loose during usage due to a build-up of saliva. If you feel the mouthpiece is at all loose, remove it from the device and dry it with a paper towel. You can then continue to use the device as per the user guide instructions.
Q: When using Aerosure do I breathe out of my nose or mouth?
A: You need to breathe in and out through your mouth to receive the benefits of using the device.
Q: Do I have to breathe deeply when using Aerosure?
A: Aerosure is electrically driven, it is effective regardless of the position of the device and pressure generated by the user; breathe at your normal breathing pace, and breathe as hard as you can through Aerosure device.