Oxygen Treatment for COPD

If you have Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease which is COPD including pink puffer and blue bloater, oxygen treatment is something that will benefit you both in the short-term and long-term. The treatment will help you breathe better and help you live longer by increasing the amount of oxygen that flows into your lungs and bloodstream. And now with new advances in the technology, you won’t have to stay at home or make a trip to the hospital to get the treatment as there are portable devices available.

Choosing to use oxygen treatment can reduce your risk of death caused by low oxygen and it will help you breathe better and overall, feel better. There are 3 different ways to deliver the oxygen treatment:

1.Oxygen gas cylinders
2.Liquid oxygen devices
3.Oxygen concentrators

Before you decide to pursue this treatment, you should, of course, speak with your doctor. Secondly, you should find out if you even need oxygen by getting an arterial blood gas test. If it is discovered that you are a good candidate for the treatment and your doctor gives you the okay, you should use it for at least eighteen hours a day and to get even better results, it can be used for twenty-four hours a day. During and after treatment, you will notice that you have more energy and can breathe easier. After a few treatments, your quality of life will significantly improve. There is a possibility you may notice some other positive things happening after consistent treatment including increased memory, decreased confusion and improvement in damaged kidney function.

As with any treatment for any ailment, there is the possibility of negative side effects. If you follow your doctor’s instructions and don’t use more oxygen than what is recommended, the treatment itself is rarely dangerous but remember, oxygen is flammable so do not use it in the presence of open flame. Be careful how much oxygen you use during exercise as the amount will be different in these cases. The same goes for traveling by air and sleeping. Oxygen levels can fluctuate during these events.

If you follow the guidelines outlined to you by your doctor and stick with what is recommended for you, you should have no problems with your oxygen treatment. In no time, you will be seeing and feeling the difference. You will sleep better, you will breathe better, you will move more freely and you will enjoy a happier, longer life. Talk to your doctor today and see how this excellent treatment can get you on the right track to a better quality of life today!