Learn How the Zephyr Valve Can Help You

When you have damaged lungs, due to COPD or a more serious disease called emphysema, your lungs can have large spaces instead of small ones. When you breathe in, air becomes trapped in these large spaces (like a balloon) and your lungs overexpand. This is called hyperinflation.

This expansion of the diseased parts of the lung puts pressure on the healthy parts of your lungs and diaphragm. This is what causes you to feel out of breath.

That shortness of breath leads you to be less active, and then with less activity, you don’t exercise as much and you have less and less activity. Just breathing is hard work. Taking a shower or doing laundry is exhausting.

Healthy Lung

Healthy air sacs are small and do not trap air you breathe in

Lung with Emphysema

Damaged air sacs are larger and create more space for the air you breathe in to get trapped


While there is no cure for emphysema, the right treatment can help you breathe better and improve your quality of life.

A Zephyr physician can help you determine if you are experiencing hyperinflation and if that is the reason for your shortness of breath. Scroll down to enter you city, state, or zip code and find a specialist near you.

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If you still have questions, we are here to help you navigate the journey. Meet our Customer Care team! They can answer your questions about the Zephyr Valves, insurance, finding a Treatment Center, or taking to your doctor about wanting to try this treatment option.

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