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  • User Perspective: Visiting San Francisco While on Oxygen

    San Francisco is a unique city with an interesting past. It's still one of the coolest cities to live and one that might get overlooked when it comes to deciding on a vacation destination. While all of your friends are going to The Bahamas or Hawaii on vacation, why not check out what there is to do and see in The City by the Bay? As an oxygen therapy patient, you shouldn't have to sit out while everyone else has all the fun!

    What better way to get the ins and outs of all the best places to go in San Francisco than from someone who lives there? Neil J. moved to the city when he was 18, and today at 66, he is using a portable oxygen concentrator for his emphysema. Neil is here to give you some important tips for going to San Francisco while using a portable oxygen concentrator, and he wants to tell you about the best places to go for fun and entertainment.

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  • Frequently Asked Questions about Oxygen Therapy for 2015

    If you've just been diagnosed with a severe chronic illness, your doctor might find it necessary to prescribe oxygen therapy. Chronic illnesses like Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) can make it much harder to bring in enough oxygen through the lungs and distribute it to the rest of the body through the blood stream. If you can breathe a high purity of oxygen for a certain amount of time each day, it will help maintain your health.

    You probably have some questions about your new prescription, or your oxygen therapy equipment. Although you should ask your doctor or your oxygen therapy technician, here are some of the answers to the most common questions that oxygen therapy patients ask.

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  • User Perspective: Visiting Boston with Oxygen

    Boston, Massachusetts is one of the biggest and most popular cities in the United States, with a reputation for a being both upscale and a little rough around the edges. Just like New York, it's a very diverse city, with people coming in from all over the country and the world. Like many people, you might have Boston on your list of must-see cities, even if you only end up going once in your life. If you're using portable oxygen, there's no reason why you shouldn't be able to visit this exciting and historic city.

    If you're thinking about visiting Boston and require oxygen therapy; the best thing to do would be to get advice from someone who doesn't only live there, but who also uses a portable oxygen concentrator. Ruby O. has lived in Boston since she was a teenager and she is now 65 and using a portable oxygen concentrator. She has some must-see destinations to suggest, as well as advice for using your oxygen concentrator.

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  • Ways to Deal With Holiday Stress

    We all know how damaging stress can be on your overall health. It affects your heart, does a number on your immune system, making you much more susceptible to getting sick, and even causes memory loss. Those are things you definitely don't need, at any time of the year! The holidays can be hard on people, because there are just so many things expected of us. Our obligations to family and friends shouldn't make us feel stressed and overwhelmed, but it can happen anyway.

    You might have holiday parties to go to, lots of presents to buy, and things to cook and bake and decorate. You might certainly want to do these things, but you're pressed for time. And then there's the snow and cold weather adding to the stress of going shopping, standing in line and making your way through the crowded malls and stores to try to get the discounts on the presents you want to buy. All of this on top of a bigger heating bill and other usual bills.

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  • What is a Pediatric Flow Meter?

    A pediatric flow meter is an extremely important piece of medical equipment, for the dosing of oxygen and air for young patients. Children, especially very small children and babies, can't handle the same amount of air or oxygen that adults or bigger kids can. A pediatric flow meter uses a reduced amount, and brings the dosage down to a small fraction of what it would have been for an adult.

    A flow meter has a knob that can be turned to turn on the flow of oxygen and adjust the setting via the dosage range scale on the front. A small float indicator ball will go up and down as your adjust it.

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  • Guide to Shipping Oxygen Concentrators Internationally

    We now ship to over 120 countries worldwide! Thanks to our partnership with Bongo Shipping, a trusted third-party service, you can purchase and pay anywhere in the world with ease and assurance. When you place an international oxygen order, your transaction will be with Bongo, but if you have questions or customer service needs, you can contact us directly.

    If you live outside of the US, you're still in luck with getting some of the best deals for oxygen concentrators around. Here at Oxygen Concentrator Store, we make it possible for the neighboring countries, as well as those across the pond and beyond, can easily have their oxygen concentrator and accessories shipped to them, without spending a small fortune in shipping costs.

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  • Users Perspective: My Trip with oxygen to Pikes Peak

    One of the things I've always wanted to do, among my very long bucket list of amazing places to visit n my life, was to hike the trails of Pike's Peak. I had read so much about this place and saw all the beautiful pictures, and I couldn't wait to go.

    I've been to a few great places already when I was younger, but Pike's Peak kept getting put off for this reason and that reason. Life throws you curve balls and you have to deal with them, and your dreams have to get pushed to the side for a while.

    One of those curve balls hit me pretty hard when I was 49 – that's 4 years ago already. I was diagnosed with COPD and had to start oxygen therapy to get my blood oxygen level back up to where it's supposed to be. I was pretty upset when I heard this news, but I also didn't know much about it yet.

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  • Performing Yoga with a Portable Oxygen Concentrator

    Yoga might seem like it doesn't do much at first glance, and if you don't know much about it. It just looks like a series of stretches in weird poses, right? It's actually much more than that, and it's also a great way to exercise if you want something easygoing and low impact. Yoga doesn't need for you to jump up and down, or run or do jumping jacks. It does, however, still require that you do plenty of breathing.

    Breath is one of the main parts of yoga. This is great news for people who use a portable oxygen concentrator when they work out. Portable oxygen concentrators make it possible for many people to stay active while receiving their oxygen therapy. They also make exercise possible for those who just need extra oxygen while they workout. Either way, if you need to bring in more oxygen than usual, as is the case with yoga, a portable oxygen concentrator is the perfect choice.

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