The Use Of Phlegm Suction Devices In Stroke Patients?
Hello, if my mother had a stroke after returning from the hospital, I was told to buy a phlegm suction device after I lut, how to use it is a bit scary, can it be any other way?
Good morning, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. We are also concerned about your mother's condition. Stroke is a condition of disruption of blood flow to certain parts of the brain, it could be due to a blockage or a certain bleeding process. This causes some of the brain can not function properly because oxygen and nutrients are inhibited, even though the brain regulates various things that occur in the body, including the process of speaking and the muscles used to swallow and expel phlegm.
So that is the reason why the doctor advised your mother to use a phlegm aspirator, that is because it is difficult for her sputum to remove using her own muscular strength. So handling the sputum thinner medication alone is not enough, because any diluent of phlegm, there still needs to be an independent effort to remove it, while your mother is considered unable to do so anymore.
So from that if the doctor who treats your mother has suggested so, most likely because other methods have been considered and will not work. Even so, because we do not know the exact condition of your mother, we cannot confirm whether there is really no other way. We suggest that you discuss with the doctor who treats your mother about these options, as well as asking if the equipment you have purchased is correct, and whether the method of use is correct. So, hopefully answering your question.