Postural drainage is a series of body positions that use gravity to
drain mucus from the lungs into the mouth so the person can spit it out.
Postural drainage often helps people who have chronic lung disease, such as
cystic fibrosis or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), to drain mucus
from different parts of their lungs.
Draining mucus from the lungs can:
June 11, 2013
John Pope, MD - Pediatrics & Catherine O'Malley, RRT - Respiratory Therapy
How this information was developed to help you make better health decisions.
To learn more visit Healthwise.org
© 1995-2013 Healthwise, Incorporated. Healthwise, Healthwise for every health decision, and the Healthwise logo are trademarks of Healthwise, Incorporated.
We are happy to take your appointment request over the phone, or, you may fill out an online request form.
Disclaimer: The information on this website is for general informational purposes only and SHOULD NOT be relied upon as a substitute for sound professional medical advice, evaluation or care from your physician or other qualified health care provider.