What is Oxygen Therapy?
Oxygen (O2), a gas found in the air we breathe, necessary for human life. Normal room air containing 21% of Oxygen Gas, 78% Nitrogen Gas and 1% Other Gases. For some individuals with breathing disorders which can’t get enough oxygen naturally, they may need oxygen supply or oxygen therapy in such of lung complications and post-operations from underlying lung infections and may vary from other diseases. These individuals who receives oxygen therapy often seen improved energy levels and sleep efficacy as well as better quality of life.
Who Needs Oxygen Therapy?
Oxygen Therapy at home is prescribed by physicians and doctors for people who can’t get enough oxygen on their own into their system. This is because of lung conditions that prevents the lungs from absorbing oxygen including; * – (COPD) Chronic Obstructive – Pulmonary Disease – Asthma – Heart Failures – (BPD)Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia (underdeveloped lungs in newborns / neonat / pediatrics) – Sleep Apnea – Lung Diseases Trauma or Exacerbation to Respiratory System Weather to determine a person will benefits from Oxygen Therapy, doctors tests the amount of oxygen in their arterial blood. Another way to check is using a pulse oximeter that indirectly measures oxygen saturation, hence we as individuals commonly advised to seek medical advise/prescription from your attending doctors. Some may need oxygen therapy all the time, while some might need it only occasionally or in certain situations in such of: during sleep, taking stairs, or nevertheless whilst using energy. Some oxygen therapy is done in the wards prior discharged or some at patients home or even portable oxygen therapy system.
What are symptomps of low oxygen?
If you may experience the following when you are not getting enough oxygen in such symptomps as follows, immediately seek medical attention or call 999;
- Rapid Breating
- Short of Breathe
- Increase in Heart Rate
- coughing or Wheezing
- Changes in color of your skin
- Lightweight for easy transport
- Lower Power consumption
- Low Maintainance
- Low Noise