Archive for the ‘Oxygen Therapy’ Category

The respiratory system works hand in hand with the cardiovascular system to ensure that our cells receive the necessary oxygen to carry out aerobic respiration and keep our bodies alive and functioning.   The respiratory system and the cardiovascular system depend on each other to fulfill their duties and neither one can function without the […]

So you have been diagnosed with lung disease, long-term oxygen therapy has been prescribed by your physician, and you have questions about oxygen therapy.  How can oxygen therapy improve your lifestyle and help you comfortably maintain the activities you choose?  Rather than re-invent the wheel, we’ve assembled educational sites pertaining to oxygen therapy that may […]

Another question we get pretty frequently is, “Do I need a portable oxygen concentrator?”  Well, the short answer just may be no.  If you are dealing with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder, or Congestive Heart Failure, but are in the beginning stages of the disease, it is possible that your prescription is only for nocturnal oxygen.  […]

Can the use of portable oxygen result in better quality, longer life?  Well, the short answer to that question is yes.  If you are a Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) sufferer, the distances you can walk improve with the use of portable oxygen.  This improvement in your ability to ambulate will ultimately help improve your […]

Not that the decision to purchase a particular portable oxygen concentrator was easy, you also have to determine the best oxygen delivery device (aka cannula) for both you and your system.  Each manufacturer has some requirements for the cannula length and the overall length allowed for the entire delivery device, that is tubing plus cannula.  […]

The first portable oxygen concentrators that were truly portable did not show up on the market until about the year 2000.  Prior to that, oxygen concentrators for home medical use, like the units pioneered by John Bunn, weighed in at about 50 pounds plus.  Patients used portable cylinders, either gas or liquid filled to maintain […]

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If you have any questions about oxygen concentrators, liquid oxygen, portable oxygen, you have come to the right place. Whether you are lookiing to buy a POC, rent a POC for a trip, or understand how what that alarm means, you have come to the right place. Since 1992 we have immerseed in all things Oxygen Therapy, here you will find not only a users perspective, you will find the technicians perspective! Welcome!!