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Top 4 Continuous Flow Portable Oxygen Concentrators

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 15, 2017 4:06:56 PM / by Caleb Umstead

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This post was edited and republished on 02/15/17 to update the list and the information.

Portable oxygen concentrators with continuous flow, as the name implies, deliver uninterrupted oxygen flow based on the setting that is applied on the device.

When choosing a unit, consider its weight, ease of use, battery life, oxygen flow rate measured in liters per minute (LPM), and other additional features before making your decision.

Despite the fact that continuous flow concentrators are larger than their pulse flow counterparts, you have no reason to be intimidated by the size of continuous flow units.

Below is a review of the top continuous flow portable oxygen concentrators currently on the market. These units are listed in no particular order.

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Getting Cigarette Smoke Out of Your Home and Car

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 2, 2017 10:34:22 AM / by Lisa Burkhart posted in Quit Smoking,

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After you’ve quit smoking you’ll likely be bothered by residual odors in your home and car that you may have never noticed when you were a smoker. Lingering odors and chemical residue may be especially tough on those with allergies who have COPD or are on supplemental oxygen, such as a portable oxygen concentrator.  Cigarette residue is referred to as third hand smoke and is hazardous to everyone who comes into contact with it, especially children. Air purifiers can be helpful but cigarette smoke permeates every surface and can be a challenge to get out but over time, your house and auto will smell like new with these tips and tricks.

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Quitting Smoking: Why It's So Hard and How to Conquer the Habit

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 19, 2017 3:17:53 PM / by Lisa Burkhart posted in Quit Smoking,

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One of the most common New Year’s resolutions that people make is to quit smoking. If this is the year you’ve decided to become tobacco free, this is a game plan to help you quit, and stay quit. This guide will help you understand the risks of smoking as well as the psychology behind both the habit and the addiction.


It will also give you actionable strategies to beat both the physical dependency and psychological hook. The second you put out your last cigarette the healing begins so let’s get started!

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The Truth About Insurance and Medicare Reimbursement

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 22, 2016 11:23:11 AM / by Duke posted in portable oxygen concentrators, Insurance and Medicare Coverage

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The #1 Question We Get Asked

The number one question we get asked from patients everywhere is, “Will insurance or Medicare pay for my portable oxygen concentrator?”

In a perfect world, every medical expense you incur would be covered by insurance or Medicare. We would absolutely love to get all of our patients the machine they want with $0 out of pocket. It would benefit everyone in the industry from patients to health care professionals to health care businesses.

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Guest Post: How to Beat Stress and Anxiety Around the Holidays

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 16, 2016 8:00:00 AM / by Jennifer Scott posted in COPD, Stress Management

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The Best Portable Oxygen Concentrators of 2016-2017

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 9, 2016 8:00:00 AM / by Duke posted in portable oxygen concentrators, portable oxygen

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Well, 2016 is wrapping up and I think we can all agree that it's be one crazy year, even in the oxygen industry... We've seen some groundbreaking technology get released, we've seen a couple of brand new concentrators get released, and that's just the tip of the iceberg when we look forward to 2017.

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How to Compare Portable Oxygen Concentrators Like an Expert

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 16, 2016 12:27:31 PM / by Duke posted in portable oxygen concentrators

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When the time comes for you  to purchase a portable oxygen concentrator you will be provided with a number of different models to choose from.


This normally wouldn’t be an issue when you have a store you can physically visit to look at each make and model, but when the majority of oxygen concentrator distributors don’t have a showroom you have to research your purchase and make a decision without seeing the product first.


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Pulmonary Fibrosis: What Got Me Here and How Can I Improve?

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 6, 2016 11:00:00 AM / by Caleb Umstead posted in Respiratory Disease, Disease Management, Pulmonary Fibrosis

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This post was updated: 10/06/2016

Pulmonary Fibrosis has been diagnosed in around 140,000 Americans, and typically affects people in the age range of 50 to 75 according to the American Lung Association. Like most respiratory diseases, the affects of pulmonary fibrosis may develop more slowly or quickly in different people.

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Don't Be Intimidated by the Size of Continuous Flow Portable Oxygen Concentrators

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 14, 2016 11:00:00 AM / by Lisa Burkhart posted in portable oxygen concentrators

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With the advent of the portable oxygen concentrator, oxygen users were given the freedom to travel and enjoy more independent lives. Some concentrators are as small as 2 pounds and can be carried on a belt loop or in an over-the-shoulder bag.


After being chained to a heavy, cumbersome tank, concentrators such as the Inogen One G4 feel light as a feather. Some concentrators, such as the Inogen One G3 or Activox 4L are slightly larger but still weigh in the 5 pound range, even with extended life batteries attached. These sleek units are inconspicuous and easy to carry either with a shoulder strap or in available backpacks. These concentrators are perfect for those on a pulse flow up to 4.

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New Product Announcement: The Inogen One G4

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 19, 2016 4:06:02 PM / by Duke posted in portable oxygen concentrators, Inogen, Inogen One G4

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This post was updated 8/22/16 to add more information and announce the Inogen One G4 is on sale!

Inogen is hands down one of the leading innovators in the oxygen industry. They sparked an oxygen therapy revolution with their first portable concentrator, the Inogen One and haven't looked back since. 

Chances are, you have probably seen or heard of the Inogen One line of portable oxygen concentrators. Whether it's the Inogen One, the Inogen One G2, or the Inogen One G3 they are easily the most popular line of portable oxygen concentrators on the market and for a good reason. Inogen has cemented their spot in the industry as having the most durable and reliable units you can buy. 

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