Oxygen Therapy Questions

What Is sleep apnea?

The Greek word "apnea" literally means "without breath." There are three types of sleep apnea: obstructive, central, and mixed. Sleep apnea is an involuntary cessation of breathing that occurs while the patient is asleep. The most common of the three is obstructive sleep apnea, often called OSA for short. People with untreated sleep apnea stop breathing recurrently during their sleep.

What is medical grade oxygen?

Medical grade oxygen is considered any concentration of oxygen above 85%. Oxygen concentrators will provide anywhere from 90% to 95% pure oxygen while running properly.

How do I check my oxygen level at home?

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...

How to increase oxygen levels in your home?

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...

What is oxygen therapy?

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...

How your body uses oxygen?

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...

Are there any down-sides to oxygen therapy?

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...

How oxygen flow is measured?

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...

What is a bolus?

A bolus is a “shot” of oxygen; one single puff. In the pulse dose method of oxygen delivery (used by most portable concentrators), a single bolus of oxygen is released by the concentrator into your nasal cannula each time you start to take a breath. ...

What is the voltage of the Airsep VisionAire?

Below is voltage of the Airsep VisionAire stationary oxygen machine: AC Operation: 120 VAC

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