News - Who Needs a Portable Oxygen Concentrator?

The need for supplemental oxygen will be determined by your physician, and there are a number of conditions that are likely to cause low blood oxygen levels. You may already be using oxygen or have recently gotten a new prescription, and conditions that often require oxygen therapy may include:

  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Severe asthma
  • Sleep apnea
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Heart failure
  • Surgical recovery

Remember that oxygen concentrators, portable units included, are prescription-only devices. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warns against using this medical device unless your doctor has determined that you need it and has given you a prescription. Using oxygen devices without a prescription can be dangerous—incorrect or excessive use of inhaled oxygen can cause symptoms like nausea, irritability, disorientation, coughing, and lung irritation.

Post time: Aug-03-2022