is a condition in which one or more areas of your collapse or don’t inflate properly.
Treatments for Atelectasis
The main goals of treating are to treat the cause of the condition and to reexpand the . may vary based on the underlying cause of the atelectasis.
Caused by Surgery
If is caused by surgery, your doctor may recommend that you take the following steps to fully expand your :Perform deep breathing exercises. These exercises are very important after surgery. While in the hospital, you may use a device called an incentive spirometer. This device measures how much air you’re and how fast you’re . Using this device encourages you to breathe deeply and slowly. Change your position. Sit up or walk around as soon as possible after surgery (with your doctor’s permission). Make an effort to . helps clear and other substances from your airways.
Your doctor also may suggest using positive…