How We Diagnose Your Sleep Apnea Type—And Why It Matters

Sep 01, 2021

Sleep apnea is a disorder that impacts roughly 12% of all adults in the country, or about 30 million people. But not all sleep apnea is the same. There are actually three different types of sleep apnea—obstructive sleep apnea, central sleep apnea, and complex sleep apnea, which is a combination of the previous two types. If you think you may be one of the millions of people suffering from sleep apnea, here are some steps you can take to receive a proper diagnosis and treatment plan.

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What Types of Insurance Will Cover At-Home Medical Care?

Aug 01, 2021

At XMED, we offer a variety of products and services designed to help treat common medical issues at home. From sleep therapy and CPAP machines to disease management programs and oxygen therapy equipment, we provide a better home medical equipment experience. But many of our patients often ask what kind of insurance can be used to help pay for these kinds of services and products. Keep reading to learn more about common kinds of insurance that can help cover this type of care.

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Beyond Oxygen Therapy: How Airway Clearance Devices Help Improve Lung Function

Jul 01, 2021

When conditions such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), cystic fibrosis, bronchiectasis, quadriplegia, and other neuromuscular disorders inhibit lung function, most people assume that oxygen therapy is the only treatment option. While it’s true that oxygen therapy can be an important part of treatment for individuals with trouble breathing due to these types of conditions, it’s not the only option that can help. Airway clearance devices can actually help to improve lung function and reduce the frequency with which oxygen therapy is required. Keep reading to learn more about these devices and how they can help.

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4 Signs that You Have Sleep Apnea

Jun 01, 2021

Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder with potentially serious health implications. While many people think of sleep apnea as nothing more than really bad snoring, in reality, this condition means that you stop breathing multiple times every hour you’re asleep. This can have long-lasting impacts on your health and put you at a higher risk for many other health problems, including diabetes and pulmonary illnesses. But how do you know if you have sleep apnea? Keep reading to learn the four most common signs.

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How to Find and Prevent Leaks in Your CPAP Mask

May 01, 2021

CPAP machines are a key piece of medical equipment for individuals who struggle with sleep apnea. However, it’s essential that your CPAP mask is working effectively and providing the necessary amount of air pressure to keep your airways open as you sleep. This is difficult to do if the CPAP mask is leaking anywhere in the system. While every mask is a little bit different, here are a few general tips for locating the leaks, adjusting your mask to prevent them, and determining if repairs are needed.

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Potential Health Complications from Sleep Apnea

Apr 01, 2021

The quality of sleep you get each night is as vital to your health as your diet and activity levels. Poor sleep can impact every part of your body, from your brain to your pancreas, and many things in between. When you have uncontrolled sleep apnea, it can cause you to sleep poorly every single night.

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Benefits of Utilizing Remote Healthcare Tools

Mar 01, 2021

As technology has advanced, your healthcare options have evolved as well. But we’re not just talking about the technology used for medical treatments themselves—though those advancements are obviously remarkable as well.

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How Our Go Lungs Program Can Benefit You

Feb 01, 2021

XMed is much more than just a medical supply store. We’re committed to educating our customers and helping them to better understand their medical conditions so that they can better care for themselves every single day.

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Improving Your Respiratory Health in 2021

Jan 01, 2021

Many people make health-related resolutions for the New Year, but for those who struggle with respiratory health, the common goals you hear about—like running a marathon, exercising more, and losing weight—can feel out of reach.

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