Before your total laryngectomy, your nose would filter the air you breathe, helping prevent the inhalation of airborne particles. Now that you breathe through your neck stoma, you are less protected against viruses, bacteria, pollen, and dust.
Clinical evidence shows that people who have undergone a total laryngectomy experience significant challenges including an increase in mucus production and coughing.
By wearing a Provox Life™ HME with a combination of high humidification properties and low breathing resistance you can improve your lung health thereby reducing coughing and mucus production. However, you will encounter situations where you may need extra protection to avoid inhaling airborne particles, especially when in crowded places or during the flu and pollen seasons.
Peter is a 72-year-old grandfather and great grandfather from south Sweden who underwent a total laryngectomy in 2014. His favorite pastime is riding motorcycles.
“When using the Provox Life™ products I experience fewer problems with mucus and coughing than before.”
Provox Life™ Protect HME is for users who would like extra protection in certain situations. For example, when you are away from home, in crowded places where germs and dust are in the air, it is important to protect your airways. *
Protect HME combines an HME with an effective two-way filtering mechanism (HMEF) that filters airborne particles and pathogens. Thus, protecting you when you inhale and those around you when you exhale.
Protect HME feels good. I use it the most, always at work and when I am shopping. Sometimes I wear it at home and in the garden if it is dusty or muddy, and when I am out and about.
The Provox Life™ system includes five new high performance HMEs specialised for situational use. Protect HME allows you to do more of what you love. Whether it is traveling, gardening, dining at a restaurant with friends or visiting crowded places, Protect HME offers extra protection in any situation.
*Please note: Since pathogens can enter and leave the human body in other ways (such as the mouth, nose, and eyes), Provox Life™ Protect HME can never guarantee complete protection. Please read the instructions for use for guidance. Please note that the Provox Life™ Protect HME filtration capacity may vary depending on the size, shape, and speed of airborne particles
**According to device specifications
The testimonials relate to how one individual has experienced the use of Provox Life™ products and not every person will get the same results. Atos Medical AB does not suggest, imply, or make any claims other than those detailed in the product manual.
Please read the Instructions for Use for guidance.
Always contact your clinician before trying a new product to make sure the product is right for you.
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