Things You Can Do With Modern Portable Oxygen Solutions

Oxygen therapy has come a long way in how much freedom you can have while receiving it. Here are just a few things you can do today, thanks to advancements in modern oxygen therapy, that you could have never done 10 years ago. There are tips and suggestions to help you do these things, as well.

Use Your Oxygen Therapy In-Flight

Many modern portable oxygen concentrators are approved to be used on board a commercial flight, by the Federal Aviation Administration. When a portable oxygen concentrator is approved by the FAA, it means it's been found to be completely safe for everyone on board, and can be completely relied upon to deliver the amount of oxygen needed during the flight.

Of course, you would need to make sure the portable oxygen concentrator has enough battery power to last the whole time you'll need it during the flight. Every airline has its own set of rules for bringing an oxygen concentrator aboard, including a physician's statement and a certain amount of extra battery power. You must always check with the airline before booking a flight, to make sure you have everything you need.

Go on a Bike Ride

Your friends want to take a bike around around the neighborhood, but you need to use your oxygen therapy? No problem. Just make sure your battery is all charged up, and it's safe for you to do this, as determined by your doctor. You should always check with your doctor to make sure it's safe for you to exercise. He or she might also tell you for how long you should exercise, and how often. Getting fresh air and having some fun with your friends is something you can do with the modern advancements in oxygen therapy.

Take a Hike

Strap your portable oxygen concentrator up in a comfortable manner, and make sure your battery is all charged up for a walk in the woods. Along with long lasting batteries, and comfortable carry bags and backpacks designed specifically for your portable oxygen concentrator, you'll be able to have a leisurely day out in the great outdoors.

Go Camping

You'll definitely need a few things if you want to spend the night in the great outdoors – access to electricity, extra batteries, and an external battery charger if your portable oxygen concentrator has external batteries. You can charge your batteries within your portable concentrator with AC or DC power, or plug your external charger into an AC outlet. You can charge up your concentrator while you sleep, even in a tent!

Go Boating

Just be sure to keep your portable oxygen concentrator away from moisture, and make sure you have plenty of battery power to last while you're out lounging on the water. You can have all the fun and the sun along with your family!

About Scott Ridl: Scott joined American Medical Sales and Rentals in 2008 as a Web Manager and Content Writer. He is a writer and designer. He is extensively trained on oxygen therapy products from leading manufacturers such as Inogen, Respironics, Chart, Invacare, ResMed and more. Scott works closely with respiratory therapists and oxygen specialists to educate the community about oxygen therapy products, COPD, asthma and lung diseases. He writes weekly columns and is passionate about educating the community on oxygen therapy and respiratory issues.

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