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  • Traveling with Portable Oxygen Concentrator to US National Parks

    Traveling with Portable Oxygen Concentrator to US National Parks

    February 19, 2024
    As the country begins to ease travel restrictions, folks are planning trips and vacations again. For patients who rely on portable oxygen therapy, this means ensuring proper travel preparations are made. For example, folks visiting US National Parks should consider a few things: elevation, available power sources, and operating temperature. Here is our list of things to consider when trave...
  • An Overview of Latest Technologies in New Oxygen Concentrators

    An Overview of Latest Technologies in New Oxygen Concentrators

    February 8, 2024

    When patients with respiratory illness need assistance breathing, oxygen concentrators are often the solution.  They allow patients to manage their respiratory care at home, and on the go with portable oxygen concentrators.

  • Does The Length Of Oxygen Tubing Matter?

    Does The Length Of Oxygen Tubing Matter?

    January 31, 2024
    Longer oxygen tubing may affect your oxygen concentrator’s performance. Factors such as the type of oxygen concentrator you are using and the type of air flow impact whether a shorter tube may be necessary.  Effect of Tubing on Pulse Dose Machines Pulse dose oxygen concentrators deliver oxygen only when they detect an inhale from the user. Longer oxygen tubing means that your ox...
  • How Long Does a Portable Oxygen Concentrator Last?

    How Long Does a Portable Oxygen Concentrator Last?

    January 24, 2024
    When you require a reliable supply of oxygen while away from home, you need a dependable portable oxygen concentrator. Fortunately, most portable oxygen concentrators offer long-lasting batteries for hours of oxygen delivery. If you’re planning a long road trip or are traveling internationally, here are some tips for selecting a portable oxygen concentrator that provides battery endurance duri...
  • What Is Hyperventilation?

    What Is Hyperventilation? - Explained

    January 17, 2024

    To understand hyperventilation, you need to understand how the respiratory system works. The networks of tissues and organs that make up the respiratory system ensure oxygen delivery throughout the body and waste gases such as carbon dioxide are removed.

  • What are the Signs that a Person Needs Oxygen?

    What are the Signs that a Person Needs Oxygen?

    January 11, 2024
    Most healthy people take oxygen for granted. Unfortunately, breathing easily and without assistance is not a privilege everyone enjoys. More than 1.5 million adults suffering from respiratory disorders in the United States use supplemental oxygen as a means to improve their quality of life.1 Others don’t realize that they could benefit from oxygen therapy. So what are the signs that a...
  • Using Oxygen Therapy for Bronchitis Treatment

    Using Oxygen Therapy for Bronchitis Treatment

    January 11, 2024
    Bronchitis is one of many respiratory illnesses that may be treated with oxygen therapy. Oxygen therapy helps lung function when breathing is compromised by illnesses such as bronchitis. A doctor may prescribe oxygen therapy as a short-term treatment to help with symptoms. What Is Bronchitis? Bronchitis is an inflammation of the lining of the bronchial tubes, which carry air to and f...
  • How Does COPD Affect the Brain?

    How Does COPD Affect the Brain?

    January 11, 2024

    Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) does more than affect the lungs. COPD can impact other areas of the body including the heart and the brain. Oxygen plays such an important role in our bodily well-being that decreases in blood oxygen saturation can be detrimental to our mental health as well as our physical health. COPD can affect the brain as it is linked to a higher risk of memory...

  • How to Set Oxygen Levels on an Oxygen Concentrator

    How to Set Oxygen Levels on an Oxygen Concentrator

    January 11, 2024

    Setting the oxygen level on your oxygen concentrator depends on the prescription given to you by your doctor. You should not choose your own settings unless your doctor has recommended a change. Making that adjustment is simple for most oxygen concentrators. Technicians or medical professionals are not needed. It’s easy to adjust yourself. Types of Oxygen Concentrator Flow Settings ....

  • Why is Your Nebulizer Not Working

    Why is Your Nebulizer Not Working?

    January 11, 2024
    For those with ongoing respiratory conditions, the effectiveness of a nebulizer is essential for comfortable breathing and personal health. There can be more than a few reasons why your device isn’t working. But, you don’t always have to contact a technician when issues arise. It’s important to understand how your nebulizer works so you have a better idea of where problems can occur. With this...
  • Oxygen Toxicity - Signs, Symptoms, and Treatment

    Oxygen Toxicity - Signs, Symptoms, and Treatment

    January 11, 2024
    When you use oxygen therapy to treat a respiratory illness, you must be aware of the side effects of too much oxygen. Breathing in too much supplemental oxygen, referred to as oxygen toxicity can occur whether you use an oxygen concentrator or oxygen tank. Know the signs and symptoms and what to do if you take too much oxygen. What Is Oxygen Toxicity? Oxygen toxicity occurs when peop...
  • Inogen G4 Vs. G5: Which Concentrator is Right for You?

    Inogen G4 Vs. G5: Which Concentrator is Right for You?

    January 10, 2024

    Inogen One G5 vs Inogen One G4 For individuals in need of medical oxygen, everyday activities can be stressful. With the introduction of portable oxygen concentrators, patients who once relied solely on oxygen tanks can now use smaller, compact machines to provide supplemental oxygen anywhere. The Inogen One line of POCs is lightweight and small, easy to carry around while on the go.