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Pectus Excavatum - Vacuum Pump

Does any one have Pectus Excavatum and is using the experimental "vacuum pump" to correct your PE?

I would like to hear about if it's working for you and how long you've been using it.


PS. I do not know what category this type of question would go under. If you know please direct me to a more suitable category.



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replied August 7th, 2012
Hello,
Welcome to the ehealthforum and I am glad to help you out. The vacuum bell has proved to be an alternative therapeutic option in selected patients with PE. The initial results are dramatic but long-term results are so far lacking. Hence, surgery does remain the treatment of choice for PE. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.



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replied August 7th, 2012
Hello,
Welcome to the ehealthforum and I am glad to help you out. The vacuum bell has proved to be an alternative therapeutic option in selected patients with PE. The initial results are dramatic but long-term results are so far lacking. Hence, surgery does remain the treatment of choice for PE. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.



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replied November 9th, 2013
Dear Sir,
My name is Arvind. I am from India, Tamil nadu.
My chest is very bent and I have asthma. I feel very uncomfortable. I have severe PE and it's very painful even to sit properly.

Could please provide me with information on purchasing the vacuum bell?
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replied November 6th, 2012
Been using bell for three weeks, 100 minutes a day, along with posture improving exercises. Early days I know but so so far, so good
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