Which is better, CPAP or BiPAP?

Each is used for a special purpose. Historically, BiPAP was more expensive than CPAP. BiPAP is often used when CPAP is not tolerated by the user. There are new technologies that increase comfort with CPAP.

BiPAP is sometimes used in patients who have pulmonary (lung) issues, like COPD. The difference in pressures helps to eliminate extra CO2 carbon dioxide gas from the body.

CPAP and BiPAP machines look similar. The attachments are the same. They both use the same CPAP mask and the same CPAP supplies.

CPAP and BiPAP machines look similar. The attachments are the same. They both use the same CPAP mask and the same CPAP supplies.

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