what is the meaning and use of IPAP and EPAP in BiPAP theraphy?

i want to know the exact use or explanation regarding IPAP and EPAP in BiPAP theraphy. Thanks

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  • Matt A
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago
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    BiPAP is Bi level (2 levels) Positive airway Pressure.

    IPAP is Inspiratory Positive airway pressure.

    EPAP is Expatory Positive airway pressure.

    So the 2 levels of Bi PAP are IPAP and EPAP. You will have one level of pressure when you inhale with the bipap on. The pressure will drop to a lower when you exhale. This will lower the resistance you will have to overcome in order to breath out.

    A CPAP is continuous PAP so it never drops down.

    In general CPAP and IPAP is used for oxygenation and EPAP is used for ventilation.

    Bipap therapy is use for people who have too much CO2 in the system and need to ventilate. It is also used for people who have central sleep apnea and stop breathing at night with out an airway obstruction. The level drop will help them exhale air.

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  • oriol
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    Bipap Definition

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    Ipap And Epap

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  • 6 years ago

    Is IPAP better then cpap

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