How to Find CPAP Supplies Locally

How to Find CPAP Supplies Locally

Health and Fitness September 2, 2015

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For those who struggle with a disability or chronic condition, finding the right equipment can be a challenge in and of itself. Thankfully, medical supply stores stock all the medical equipment needed to help aid those living with conditions at home. From diabetic testing strips and inhalers to wheelchairs and scooters, all of your medical supplies are readily available at pharmacies and medical supply retail locations.

Limited Mobility
There are nearly 2.2 million Americans that depend on a wheelchair for mobility and 6.5 million Americans that use a cane, walker, or crutches. Those with limited mobility must carefully consider their mode of transport by factoring weight, width, power, and accessories. A dual-arm wheelchair offers comfort and safety with a lift capacity of up to 800 pounds. Some might prefer a powered scooter, which comes in two types: front-wheel drive and rear-wheel drive. Most mobility scooters have a maximum speed of between five to seven miles per hour, so those with limited mobility can keep up with loved ones in style and comfort.

Sleep Apnea
There are over 18 million people in the United States that suffer from sleep apnea according to the National Sleep Foundation; that is nearly 6.62% of the U.S. population. Those with extreme cases of sleep apnea may have slowed or stopped breathing as frequently as 30 times per hour. Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) is used to treat sleep apnea. By using CPAP supplies and machines, those with sleep apnea can sleep soundly through the night without fear. The use of CPAP supplies can also help to stave off the cardiovascular problems associated with sleep apnea, which claim nearly 38,000 lives every year. Aside from surgical options, getting a CPAP machine is the best way to deal with sleep apnea while living in the comfort of your own home.