Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions On Oxygen Therapy

Frequently Asked Questions On Oxygen Therapy

Oxygen therapy is supplementing oxygen supply for someone who is not able to breathe in adequate amount of oxygen due to a medical reason. This can be owing to a lung disease, heart failure or related conditions.

Yes. For oxygen therapy, a doctor’s prescription is required because oxygen is a medical drug.

Oxygen therapy may be given to patients in hospitals and by first aiders in ambulance when a patient is in transit. In situation when an illness leads to hypoxemia, oxygen therapy may be required. Oxygen therapy is also required in the following circumstances:

  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  • Obstructive sleep apnea
  • Chronic asthma
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Heart failure
  • Pulmonary hypertension

Different types of oxygen therapy systems include compressed oxygen cylinders, oxygen concentrators and resuscitators.
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