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What kind of diseases can use an oxygen concentrator

Diseases that Oxygen Concentrators are Used to Treat

Oxygen concentrators are used to supply oxygen to patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), for chronic hypoxemia and pulmonary oedema. They have also been known to be prescribed for the treatment of sleep apnoea. Although many models are mobile, they tend to be used mostly as stationary oxygen sources for patients taking long-term bed rest.

So what kind of diseases can use an oxygen concentrator:

1.COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)



4.A severe asthma attack.

5.Late-stage heart failure

6.Cystic fibrosis

7.Sleep apnea

Oxygen therapy is a treatment that provides you with extra oxygen to breathe in. It is also called supplemental oxygen. It is only available through a prescription from your health care provider. You may get it in the hospital, another medical setting, or at home. Some people only need it for a short period of time. Others will need long-term oxygen therapy.

There are different types of devices that can give you oxygen. Some use tanks of liquid or gas oxygen. Others use an oxygen concentrator, which pulls oxygen out of the air. You will get the oxygen through a nose tube (cannula), a mask, or a tent. The extra oxygen is breathed in along with normal air.

There are portable versions of the tanks and oxygen concentrators. They can make it easier for you to move around while using your therapy.

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