The Clear Choice in Airway Clearance for Veterans
Better Breathing for Better Living
Military veterans are among the growing number of Americans affected by chronic respiratory conditions,1 which can contribute to the inability to adequately clear excess mucus from the lungs. This can result in chronic inflammation and infections that can cause permanent lung and respiratory function damage.2
Vest therapy helps clear excess mucus from lungs and airways.
The inCourage® System can help veterans affected by:
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injury
- Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
- Chronic bronchitis
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
- Post-surgical respiratory problems
- Acute respiratory distress syndrome
- Acute lung injury
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