WHAT IS OXYGEN THERAPY
Do I need oxygen therapy
Oxygen (O2) is one of the most vital components of life, it is transferred into the blood stream through the Alveoli - tiny air sacs present in the lungs. For some individuals this process is obstructed as they suffer certain lung conditions such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
pneumonia and sleep apnea which cause less oxygen to be absorbed in the blood resulting in a shortness of breath. To keep your body healthy you will need additional oxygen. The following conditions are treated with oxygen therapy.
You will need a prescription from a doctor to be supplied with an oxygen concentrator, and we will help you do/with the rest.
COPD is a lung disease characterised by chronic obstruction of lung airflow that interferes with normal breathing and is not fully reversible. The more familiar terms 'chronic bronchitis' and 'emphysema' are no longer used, but are now included within the COPD diagnosis.
Oxygen Therapy has a number of health benefits including:
Feeling less short of breath and tired
Easier to breath properly
Improve the quality of your sleep
Improved heart function
WHAT IS COPD
How Can Oxygen Therapy Help You
What is an oxygen concentrator
Oxygen concentrators are medical device's used to deliver oxygen to those who suffer from low levels of oxygen. Concentrators take in ambient air by the use of a compressor and using a method called swing air absorption the oxygen is carried through sieve beds where mostly nitrogen will get trapped therefoer leaving a higher purity concentration of oxygen.
There are various types on concentrators available for personal and home use, your doctor will recommend whats best for you based on your lifestyle and situation, and we will assist you based on your doctors recommendation.
This is the rate at which oxygen needs to enter your blood, expressed in Liters Per Minute (LPM)
This is how many hours per day you will need to use an oxygen concentrator
Oxygen saturation is a measure of the amount of hemoglobin that is bound to molecular oxygen at a given time point. It is an important parameter for managing patients in a clinical setup.