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oxygen Therapy

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.

  • COPD

  • Pneumonia

  • Asthma

  • Cardiovascular disease

  • Sleep Apnea

  • Cystic Fibrosis

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

  • Prolonged life

  • Improved heart function

WHAT IS COPD

HEALTH BENEFITS

How Can Oxygen Therapy Help You

OXYGEN THERAPY

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.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

Flow Rate

Duration of Use

Types of Oxygen Concentrators

Oxygen Saturation

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For patients on homecare oxygen therapy, in addition to the stationary concentrator, several other products are essential to ensure comprehensive care and mobility. Portable oxygen concentrators (POCs) are crucial as they offer patients the freedom to move around while maintaining their oxygen therapy. Oxygen cylinders serve as reliable backups during power outages or for use in areas without electrical supply. Oxygen conserving devices, which help extend the life of the oxygen supply by delivering oxygen only when the patient inhales, are also important. Lastly, humidifiers are often recommended to moisten the oxygen, reducing irritation and dryness in the respiratory tract. These products collectively enhance patient comfort, convenience, and quality of life.

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