Oxygen Therapy

Oxygen therapy is a method of passing extra oxygen to the lungs. It is done to increase the level of oxygen in your blood.

  • Call Your Doctor

    Call your doctor if any of these occur:

    • Cough, trouble breathing, or chest pain
    • Gray/blue tint around eyes, lips, and gums
    • Trouble sleeping
    • Loss of appetite
    • You are having trouble delivering the oxygen

    If you think you have an emergency, call for medical help right away.

  • Definition

    Oxygen therapy is a method of passing extra oxygen to the lungs. It is done to increase the level of oxygen in your blood.

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  • What to Expect

  • Reasons for Procedure

    Oxygen therapy is needed when you cannot get enough oxygen breathing normal air. It is most often needed because of a health problem or injury. Some common reasons that people need oxygen therapy include:

    • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
    • Sarcoidosis
    • Heart failure

  • Possible Complications

    Oxygen therapy is very safe. There is an increased risk of fire around oxygen but basic steps will help avoid this:

    • Keep the oxygen supply away from open flames.
    • Do not smoke. Do not allow anyone to smoke around you.