There are many benefits of oxygen inhalation. Many diseases, especially respiratory diseases, cardiovascular diseases, or carbon monoxide gas poisoning, are often improved through oxygen inhalation (also called oxygen therapy), which is a crucial care. But if the oxygen inhalation method isn't correct, it also can bring disadvantages to the patient. the way to properly inhale oxygen?
I. When does one need oxygen?
All people with respiratory diseases, like asthma and chronic obstructive emphysema, are often treated with oxygen. Others like with coronary failure, ulcer bleeding, gas poisoning, etc also require oxygen. It is often said that with people's increasing awareness of family oxygen therapy, oxygen inhalation has entered all aspects of people's lives.
II. What devices are needed for oxygen inhalation?
There are also special articles to inform about the oxygen device before, and therefore the content involved has been more comprehensive. To sum up, household oxygen devices mainly include oxygen bags, oxygen tanks, oxygen bottles, household oxygen concentrators etc. the foremost commonly used is that the home oxygen concentrator, because it's indeed more convenient and affordable.
III. What should we concentrate to when inhaling oxygen?
* it's necessary to attach a nasal oxygen cannula or nasal congestion to the oxygen inhalation device, then insert it into the patient's nostril. After inserting the nasal oxygen cannula into the patient's cavity, it must be fixed well to avoid slump. If you employ a breathing device, the effect of oxygen absorption is best.
* When inhaling oxygen, it's not that the larger oxygen flow is best. In some cases, high-flow oxygen inhalation isn't good for the patient.
* Master the time of oxygen inhalation: whenever of oxygen inhalation, if employing a nasal oxygen cannula to inhale oxygen, it's recommended to inhale 30-60 minutes each time; if employing a closed double-tube mask for oxygen inhalation, it's recommended to inhale 15-30 minutes whenever.
* Do not be superstitious about hyperbaric oxygen.
Oxygen inhalation can indeed improve the symptoms of hypoxia, but what's said here isn't hyperbaric oxygen. The oxygen produced by ordinary household oxygen concentrator can meet the requirements of ordinary patients. Hyperbaric oxygen is usually used for special needs.