The SeQual Eclipse 5 is one of the newest portable oxygen concentrators on the market, and the latest and most improved-upon model in the Eclipse line. It features all the best from its predecessor, Eclipse 3, with a few things that make it much more convenient and ideal for travel. Portable concentrators were made to make it safer and easier to travel and go anywhere you need to go, and the Eclipse 5 accomplishes that, while providing the oxygen you need.
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Every October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and you'll likely see many things in stores have either turned pink, or now have pink labels to raise money and awareness for this dangerous disease. It's unfortunate that some stores and companies will try to capitalize on this disease, and say that most of the proceeds go to organizations like the Susan G. Komen foundation, when all of the proceeds go back into the company. To make sure your money is going to breast cancer research, you can always donate to the National Breast Cancer Foundation via their website at NationalBreastCancer.org.
Breast cancer is one of the more prevalent types of cancer among women, the only other type of cancer that is more prevalent is lung cancer. According to BreastCancer.org, 1 in 8 women will develop invasive breast cancer at some point in her life – that's a little over 12%. Invasive breast cancer is the most dangerous, because it can quickly spread from the breast to the healthy tissue in the surrounding areas through the blood and lymphatic system. The stages of breast cancer of I through IV are invasive.
If there is an oxygen concentrator that would be perfect for your needs, you shouldn't be intimidated by the price tag. Many people who can get an oxygen concentrator are missing out, because they feel that they cannot afford it. This is why Oxygen Concentrator Store has several options available for you to finance an oxygen concentrator, and they are all pretty simple and easy to set up.
Why should you get an oxygen concentrator? Oxygen concentrators make it much more convenient for those who need medical oxygen therapy, because you don't have to keep purchasing oxygen refills. Oxygen concentrators do just as their name suggests – they concentrate the air from the room into a much higher purity of oxygen for you to breathe in through a mask or nasal cannula. They give you a wider range of travel possibilities and generally more freedom in life.
Oxygen therapy has been used to help treat a number of illnesses and injuries, not just chronic lung diseases and cardiovascular diseases. It's no surprise that oxygen therapy in the form of hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) and the kind used to treat COPD are widely used by the military and medical professionals to treat soldiers, as well as veterans who need medical assistance.
For example, hyperbaric oxygen therapy is being used to treat the most common injury known to military professions – Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). Brain trauma is one of the worst types of injury, because it will negatively effect every part of the body, and every part of your daily life. This type of injury is so common in the military, because of the explosive devices that they have to deal with. Brain injuries like these are also called post-concussive injuries (from the concussion caused by explosives, and often go hand in hand with another common problem among soldiers and vets – Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
Technology is changing and advancing all the time, and that goes for medical technology, as well. Oxygen concentrators are high tech electronics, and if someone can make a call on a very tiny cell phone to someone on the other side of the planet, then you can pretty much expect the same from oxygen concentrator technology.
Just like with computers and cellular devices, oxygen concentrators are managing to get smaller and smaller, and still be able to deliver medical grade oxygen. These sophisticated pieces of medical equipment have the ability to bring in the air around them, and filter it to a very high purity of oxygen.
In some cases, a patient will begin using oxygen therapy while in a nursing home, a hospice or a hospital. A doctor might order it and prescribe the dosage, but a nurse will be sent in to administer the oxygen. Nurses often play a major role in oxygen therapy use, not only because they are administering it on a regular basis, but they might also be educating the patient and the patient's family on its use.
Doctors are busy people, and they have many places to go and patients to see. A nurse who works at a hospital and is on call is there much more often and tends to the patients with a lot more hands on work, and will often be the ones instructing a patient, especially if the patient needs to bring their oxygen therapy home with them. Nurses are usually the ones to describe how it works, how important it is to not change the dosage setting, and how to use it properly.
If you need pulse dose oxygen at a setting of 6, the Inogen One G2 mobile unit is your best bet for the most lightweight and convenient way to receive your oxygen therapy. There are many great features about this portable oxygen concentrator that make it a crowd favorite.
We want to make sure anyone who needs it can get it, and that's why we offer a few easy ways to make and payments and finance our concentrators.
All cells in the human body need oxygen to survive. In order for cells to get the oxygen they require, it must be transported via the airways that make up the respiratory system. Normally, the lungs absorb a satisfactory amount of oxygen from the room air, alone; however, some conditions and diseases can prevent enough oxygen from being absorbed by the lungs. In the majority of these situations, the airways are blocked either from mucus or a physical narrowing. This constriction prevents adequate air from reaching the alveoli, otherwise referred to as air sacs. These alveoli in the lungs are necessary to deliver the required oxygen to the cells.
Oxygen Therapy Determination
Your healthcare provider can determine if you need oxygen by measuring the quantity of oxygen in your blood stream. If oxygen levels are below critical resting levels, you most likely will need oxygen supplementation around the clock. The testing is performed in a medical setting such as a clinic, office or hospital with arterial blood gas analysis equipment. The most accurate test, to measure oxygen levels, is the arterial blood gas (ABG) analysis. In addition to arterial oxygen saturation, the arterial blood gas analysis can also measure CO2 and pH levels. Given the invasive nature or an arterial blood gas analysis, healthcare professionals often opt for the non-invasive pulse oximeter option initially. If an abnormality is apparent, after the pulse oximeter study, the healthcare provider will often order the more invasive arterial blood gas study.(1)
What's the point in having a portable oxygen concentrator, if you can't take it with you anywhere you would want to go? The main reason why portable oxygen concentrators exist, is so you can receive the oxygen therapy you need, while maintaining the freedom you had before you started using one. You need to be able to leave the house, exercise, and go on vacation with your family this summer. You shouldn't feel left out of the fun.
If you want to go on vacation in the Summer of 2014 and you have to get there by air, don't worry. Every one of our portable oxygen concentrators are approved by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for use on any flight traveling to or from United States soil. Oxygen tanks are definitely not allowed on board commercial flights, and that's why portable oxygen concentrators are the better choice for those who want to do some traveling.
You always have to call the individual airline first and see what their requirements are, before booking your flight. Each airline has its own stipulations about the use of portable oxygen concentrators. The amount of battery life they require you to bring along will vary, depending on their policies, as well as how long you will need to use it while on board. Most of the time, you will need a lot more than what you will actually be using, and that's because they want you to be covered in the event of delays or emergencies.
Living with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and other chronic lung diseases can be rough, even when your oxygen needs are being met. You might have a lot of questions about the disease, or you might be feeling down and isolated after being diagnosed with a chronic or severe lung disease.
If you or someone you love has just been diagnosed with a chronic lung disease, you should definitely attend an inspirational and education “Respiration Rally” in a major city closest to where you live. American Medical Sales and Repairs is proud to be sponsoring the upcoming rallies being held in Portland Oregon, Seattle Washington, Spokane Washington and Honolulu Hawaii!