Oxygen Therapy At Home
Supplemental oxygen has a positive impact on your health-related quality of life.
Oxygen is our most important nutrient, it provides the energy for our immune system, growth, repair and all other functions of our body.
Today, the average content of our air is approximate 20%, In some more polluted cities, oxygen content in the air can be as low between 12-15%. Anything less than 7% is not able to support human life.
By Far, Long-Term Oxygen Therapy (LTOT) benefit people with COPD the most. It helps to prolongs your life. Supplemental oxyen helps reduce COPD complication by stabilizing pulmonary hypertension, reducing secondary polycythemia, and also reduce irregular heart rhythms.
Oxygen Therapy also helps relieve dyspnea and other symptoms related to COPD, including fatigue, dizziness and depression.
Oxygen therapy can be extremely beneficial for those who frequently experience low oxygen levels, regardless of the reason. If needed, regularly utilizing oxygen therapy can allow people to be more active and mobile by decreasing shortness of breath. It also can significantly improve quality of life, and in many cases extend life expectancy.
Oxygen therapy can also reduce symptoms such as:
- swollen ankles
Oxygen therapy can help the growth and development of children who have chronic lung conditions. It can also lessen symptoms such as headaches caused by low oxygen levels, and behavioral changes or problems.
Many people who need supplemental oxygen live normal, active lives. In many cases, the oxygen therapy helps make activity easier, increases stamina, and decreases shortness of breath. In some cases, oxygen therapy can increase life expectancy.
Even people who need ongoing therapy due to chronic conditions can live normal lives. Once a person learns to manage the oxygen equipment, the therapy doesn’t have to limit their routine.
Some people only need oxygen during certain activities, like exercising or sleeping. Other people need oxygen constantly. Most types of oxygen therapy come with portable oxygen tanks so you can leave home with them if necessary.
Safety consideration for Oxygen Therapy
Do seek your advice from your doctor if you think you may need oxygen.
* Over used or mis-use of Oxygen Therapy will harm your body.
A Professional Oxygen Care Provider will coach you on safety of Oxygen Therapy at home or out door. A Home Safety Assessment(HSA) may be necessary at times.