For millions of Canadians living with asthma, using a chamber like the AEROCHAMBER2GO* Chamber can provide better disease management.
If you’re familiar with the experience of wheezing, chest tightness, or shortness of breath, you’re not alone. Over six million Canadians have different forms of lung disease (asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD), and there are likely millions more with undiagnosed respiratory diseases. Therefore, proper disease management is critical to staying safe and healthy and enjoying a high quality of life.
Living with asthma
Trish Carter, a 47-year-old mother of two and former Ontario resident who’s now living her dreams on an ocean-side farm in Prince Edward Island, has had asthma since she was around 20 years old. “At first, I didn’t know what it was,” she recalls. “I just chronically had a cough and shortness of breath. Eventually, a doctor said they thought I had asthma and gave me an inhaler.”
Over the years, Trish kept the inhaler close at hand — next to her on the bench when she played competitive hockey or hooked onto her belt as she rock climbed. She loved being active, but her asthma often got in the way. Many Canadians struggle with their asthma — most people aren’t able to use their inhalers correctly, and most are unaware they even have a problem. This was certainly the case for Trish. She didn’t know that better options were available.
Exploring better options
One of these better options for inhaler users is the addition of a spacer. Use of a spacer is a simple and effective way to help improve the use of your inhaler. Spacers help to ensure that your medicine reaches your lungs where it’s needed and limits the amount that ends up in the back of the throat, which can lead to side effects.
“About 10 years ago, a respiratory therapist introduced me to spacers,” says Trish. “I couldn’t believe the difference it made. It was like day and night.”
The AEROCHAMBER2GO* Chamber
Trish uses the AEROCHAMBER2GO* Chamber spacer from Trudell Medical International — based in London, Ont. — which includes a two-in-one chamber and protective storage case for the inhaler. It’s designed for on-the-go use. “It’s a beautiful, magical, compact unit,” says Trish. “Now, anytime I have an asthma attack or symptoms, my recovery is so much faster and easier.”
With the AEROCHAMBER2GO* Chamber, Trish’s asthma is under much better control. Whether she’s riding horses, playing with the goats with her daughters, or moving around hay bales in the barn, she feels a new sense of ease. “Using the AEROCHAMBER2GO* Chamber has definitely improved my quality of life,” she says.
An estimated 1.6 million Canadians are currently living with COPD, and approximately another million have yet to be diagnosed. The AEROCHAMBER2GO* Chamber device is recommended as the on-the-go choice for all individuals experiencing respiratory diseases or infections using a metered-dose inhaler, including those with COPD.
* Coupon code expires on December 12, 2022. Offer available online only at trudellmed.com.