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Helpful Terms for Home Oxygen Therapy

If you've recently been told by your doctor to begin home oxygen therapy as a result of lung disease, asthma, or congestive heart failure, you may be feeling a bit intimidated by the equipment and process. However, the treatment should help you lead a more comfortable and productive life. Here are some basic terms to get you familiarized with your home oxygen therapy.

  • Liquid oxygen - Oxygen is more effectively transported in liquid form. However, the containers are large and heavy. Often, you'll have a storage of liquid oxygen in your home, and then transport that into a portable oxygen gas tank for your therapy. Liquid oxygen is often more expensive, but can be more convenient and needs to be restocked much less frequently.
  • Compressed gas - This compressed gas form is what you will use for your oxygen therapy. It's equipped with a valve to regulate the flow. That oxygen gas then flows through tubing which is inserted directly into your nostrils.
  • Regulator - The regulator is important because it calibrates the amount of oxygen released from the tank, and keeps it at a constant pressure. It also can function to preserve your oxygen, only releasing the gas when you breathe in, and turning it off when you're exhaling.
  • Oxygen concentrator - The concentrator is an option if you want to create your own oxygen supply. It will take the oxygen out of existing air, concentrate and store it.
  • Portable hyperbaric chamber - Some medical issues require hyperbaric chamber therapy, which can now be done at home with portable equipment. The chamber produces a higher air pressure which helps with air bubbles in blood, toxicity in tissue, and red and white blood cells.
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    2277 Dabney Rd, Richmond, VA 23230
    (804) 353-7703
    Elite Home Care
    300 Turner Rd, Richmond, VA 23225
    (804) 675-4900
    Lincare Inc
    1100 Athens Ave Ste B, Richmond, VA 23227
    (804) 262-1923
    Health First
    8143 Staples Mill Rd, Henrico, VA 23228
    (804) 266-2002
    Ace Hardware
    423 N Ridge Rd, Henrico, VA 23229
    (804) 288-1262
    Ace Hardware
    5140 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Richmond, VA 23234
    (804) 275-7002
    Trustcare Home Medical Equipment
    8677 Telegraph Rd, Glen Allen, VA 23060
    (804) 262-9001
    Richmond Respiratory & Medical Supply
    462 Southlake Blvd, Richmond, VA 23236
    (804) 794-6577
    Ace Hardware
    11240 Patterson Ave, Henrico, VA 23238
    (804) 740-3835
    Medi Home Care
    9884 Mayland Dr, Henrico, VA 23233
    (804) 270-2902
    Aerocare Home M
    7472 Lee Davis Rd, Mechanicsville, VA 23111
    (804) 730-5342
    Roberts Home Medical
    340 Hill Carter Pkwy Ste M, Ashland, VA 23005
    (804) 798-4600
    Patterson Medical Repairs Inc
    11132 Progress Rd, Ashland, VA 23005
    (804) 752-2744
    1800 Coyote Dr, Chester, VA 23836
    (804) 796-4700
    Reliacare Home Medical
    306 N 6th Ave, Hopewell, VA 23860
    (804) 458-2818

    Oxygen therapy equipment is commonly used in many hospitals, elderly care facilities and in residential homes. This includes hyperbaric chambers used to treat decompression sickness, portable oxygen concentrators used for breathing and respiratory machines. Essentially this type of equipment helps people to breath better, and it also provides clean air. Some individuals who are afflicted with health conditions like asthma, emphysema or other respiratory problems, require certain oxygen tanks and regulators. Sleep apnea is one of these conditions, and some people affected by it must wear an oxygen therapy mask while they sleep. This is to ensure proper breathing for safety reasons. There are all sorts of oxygen therapy equipment available, and some of these devices are personal oxygen concentrators that aid with airflow delivery into the lungs, hyperbaric tanks and medical grade respiratory machines that are used in hospitals. While some tanks are filled with liquid oxygen, and can be used in the home, other small oxygen systems are portable, and supply individuals with sufficient air, even when they are out in public. Typically these cylinder shaped tanks and systems have regulators that manage the amount of oxygen they disperse. An easy way to learn more about oxygen therapy equipment, regulator machines and respiratory equipment, is to do some online research. On the internet, there is plenty of information pertaining to oxygen masks, asthma supplies and personal oxygen concentrators that provide pure air to individuals with breathing and problems. There is also some data regarding how to refill these portable tanks and machines.
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