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    Forum Member Kayleigh's Avatar
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    Hello Frieda,

    The type of ventilation that is usually provided for us is non-invasive ventilation (which is designed to assist breathing without it being dangerous for MND patients to use).

    The ventilation machine increases airflow via a mask - as explained in the 4th dropdown ('are there different types of ventilation?') on the following webpage about Breathing and Ventilation:-

    http://https://www.mndassociation.org/support-and-information/living-with-mnd/breathing-and-ventilation/

    Love and best wishes,
    Kayleigh x

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    Forum Member Ellie's Avatar
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    Hi Frieda,

    Non-invasive ventilation (BiPAP, Nippy) does not use oxygen, but ordinary air from the room.

    There is also a good website all about NIV especially for people with MND, if you want to take a look: https://niv.mymnd.org.uk/

    Love Ellie.
    ​Diagnosed 03/2007. Sporadic Definite ALS/MND Limb Onset.
    Eye gaze user - No working limbs - No speech - Feeding tube - Overnight NIV.

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