Oxygen Therapy and Medical Oxygen
Oxygen therapy is a procedure for treating diseases related to the respiratory system with the use of medical oxygen.
Oxygen therapy is a procedure for treating diseases related to the respiratory system with the use of medical oxygen. Oxygen therapy is a procedure for treating diseases related to the respiratory system with the use of medical oxygen.
Common symptoms of hypoxia in the body are:
- Shortness of breath
- Laborious breathing
- Cyanosis (black lips or limbs)
- Orientation disorders
What are the benefits of Oxygen Therapy?
Medical oxygen therapy can change the life of a patient afflicted with a lung condition and significantly improve the level of oxygen in the blood. With the right treatment, it allows people to return to their daily activities, become more mobile and reduce the phenomena of breath shortness. It is proven that oxygen therapy significantly improves the quality of life of the patient and of course extends life expectancy.
Depending on the age, the patient’s ability to walk and the general condition he is in, oxygen therapy can offer people the ability of leaving home and traveling.
Principles and proper use of oxygen therapy
To start oxygen therapy it is necessary
- The monitoring by a doctor, and on his own instruction to administer medical oxygen. Your doctor exclusively will indicate the appropriate for you flow in the oxygen concentrator as well as the frequency with which you will do the treatment.
- Hypoxemia monitoring by blood gas analysis during treatment. First measurements can be made with the use of a finger tip oximeter.
- The information from the company with which you will cooperate for the use of the oxygen concentrator for the proper use and maintenance of your system as well as for the measures that it is necessary to take during treatment.
In addition to the beneficial effect that oxygen therapy can have, there are also possible side effects. The harmful effects of medical oxygen are the result of poor pre-existing lung condition, duration of oxygen administration as well as irregular monitoring of the patient’s condition.