Oxygen Therapy Questions

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How Do I Check My Oxygen Level at Home?
Scott Ridl Dec 27, 2017

When you are at home and don’t have all of the electronic devices and laboratory access typically found in a hospital, there are two ways to check your oxygen level: a portable pulse oximeter and assessing physical signs and symptoms. If you regularly use oxygen at home, it is a good idea to g...

How to Increase Oxygen Levels in Your Home?
Scott Ridl Dec 27, 2017

When you are having trouble breathing at home, and you need to increase your oxygen levels, there are several ways to do it: 1. Increase Your Oxygen Flow This step might sound obvious, but when you are experiencing shortness of breath, and your blood oxygen level is low, you might become conf...

How Oxygen Flow is Measured?
Scott Ridl May 8, 2018

Oxygen is a gas, and the flow is measured in liters per minute. If you require oxygen therapy, your doctor will prescribe you a given oxygen flow rate such as 2 liters per minute. An oxygen flow rate of 2 LPM means the patient will have 2 liters of oxygen flowing into their nostrils over a period...

Are There any Down-Sides to Oxygen Therapy?
Scott Ridl May 8, 2018

Although it is tempting to think you can get by without oxygen, research shows using oxygen can significantly improve your quality of life. A common misconception is that by using supplemental oxygen, you will become more dependent upon it and subsequently weaken your natural ability to process o...

How Your Body Uses Oxygen?
Scott Ridl May 8, 2018

Our bodies need a certain amount of oxygen molecules circulating in the bloodstream at all times. When all internal organs are functioning correctly, the oxygen that you inhale passes from the tiny alveoli or air sacs of your lungs into the bloodstream, and the pumping action of your heart delive...

What is Oxygen Therapy?
Scott Ridl May 8, 2018

Oxygen therapy is a medical treatment in which a patient receives supplemental oxygen either as needed or continuously. Oxygen therapy is administered at home with oxygen tanks or oxygen concentrators. Some of the most common conditions that necessitate oxygen therapy include long-term, chronic l...

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