Halloween has passed and we are coming up quickly on the holiday season. This can be a taxing time of year for all of us but it can be especially tough on those battling a respiratory condition. We want you to be able to stay healthy and make holiday memories with your family and friends. We put together this guide for COPD patients as well as those hosting respiratory patients over the holiday season to help out!
We talk a lot about COPD and heart ailments in relation to oxygen use but not every oxygen user has lung or heart problems. We recently met one very special oxygen user whose need for oxygen stems from a liver problem.
Topics: traveling with oxygen
Traveling as a medical oxygen patient can seem like a hassle, especially if you have never traveled with your portable oxygen concentrator before. If you plan ahead and have all the necessary documents stating you are cleared to travel, then your time spent going through security will be expedited.
The season for traveling is upon us, the weather is warming up and traveling plans are beginning to set in motion! Traveling is one of the most exciting and enjoyable things, whether you are traveling to go see friends and family or just taking a vacation to get away. If you are a medical oxygen patient using a portable oxygen concentrator, there are a few tips to keep in mind when traveling to places with a higher elevation than what you are used too. As the altitude increases the composition of air stays the same (79% nitrogen and 21% oxygen) but the abundance of air decreases.
It is a known fact that portable oxygen concentrators (POCs) improve the lives of oxygen therapy patients. They enable these patients to have active lifestyles that include activities such as gardening, fishing, golfing, and hunting.