Treatment for Hypercapnia

Treatment for hypercapnia depends upon its severity and starts with addressing the underlying cause.

Noninvasive ventilation:

Noninvasive ventilation provides ventilatory support to a patient through the upper airways. It enhances the breathing process by giving the patient a mixture of air and oxygen from a flow generator through a tightly fitted facial or nasal mask.

Intubation and mechanical ventilation:

Intubation is the process of inserting a special tube through the mouth and then into the airway. The tube then gets hooked up to a mechanical ventilator that takes over active breathing for the patient.

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