Treatment options for restrictive lung disease

ResMed has developed therapy devices and ventilators designed to treat respiratory conditions related to restrictive lung disease, so you feel better during the day, sleep better at night and get the most out of life.

The aim of any ventilation therapy is to support your respiratory system so you don't need to work as hard to breathe. This can be done either invasively or noninvasively.

Invasive ventilation (IV) and noninvasive ventilation (NIV)

Invasive ventilation is the process by which air is delivered to you via specially designed medical equipment. For example:

  • Intubation, in which a tube is inserted into your throat to provide air.
  • Tracheotomy, in which an incision is made into the throat to deliver air.

ResMed's options for providing invasive ventilation include:

By comparison, noninvasive ventilation doesn't require surgery at all.

NIV is assisted ventilation, providing air to your lungs. This therapy is called "noninvasive" because it delivers air using a mask - unlike invasive types of ventilation that require the insertion of a tube in the trachea.

A ventilation device enhances your breathing and helps reduce the amount of effort required when taking a breath. Your clinician will prescribe the level of pressure best suited to your therapy needs.

For more information about how noninvasive ventilation can help treat your respiratory condition, download our brochure.

ResMed's noninvasive ventilation devices designed to treat restrictive lung disease include:

ResMed devices also give you the option to connect an external battery – either the RPS II or Astral external battery – so you can get out and around with your ventilator during your therapy.   

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