Home oxygen treatment is also called home oxygen therapy. Everyone needs oxygen in order to live. The amount of oxygen in the air is 21 percent. This is enough for people whose heart and lungs work normally. A person who has heart and lung problems may benefit from breathing air with more oxygen. Home oxygen therapy is used for any condition that may reduce the amount of oxygen available to the body, such as lung or heart disease. If your body is not getting enough oxygen from breathing the air around you, you need more oxygen.
Oxygen is necessary for your body. It is used by all of your main organs and tissues. When your body does not get enough oxygen, you may have difficulty breathing, problems with your heart, fatigue, loss of memory, headaches, or confusion. Oxygen is one of your best medicines and it must be prescribed for you to get it. After your tests are completed, your doctor may prescribe oxygen therapy at home on a temporary basis or for long-term therapy. Since oxygen is a medicine, your doctor will prescribe how much oxygen to use and when to use it according to your specific needs. For this you must contact with best oxygen therapy provider in Delhi like Morpheus Healthcare Pvt. Ltd.
Types of oxygen equipment:- So many companies have been developing new lightweight, portable oxygen concentrators, which have done much to improve the lifestyle of people who need oxygen to breathe better. These portable oxygen concentrators are small, easy to carry, quiet, energy-efficient and simple to use. This is very easy to carry multiple devices whether at home, sleeping or travelling.
Oxygen Concentrator – Oxygen Concentrators are of 2 kinds
Static oxygen concentrator – This is the size of a bedside table and has long tubing that allows you to move freely around the house. It concentrates oxygen by filtering the nitrogen out of the air in the room. It requires electricity to operate. It is suitable for use at home for patients who need continuous oxygen.
Portable oxygen concentrator – This is a smaller, lightweight machine that is used to carry around outside the home. It is powered by rechargeable batteries or a power supply such as a 12v car adaptor or a 240v AC adaptor. This is ideal for patients who need oxygen during physical activity such a walking, and going from one place to another.
Oxygen cylinders - come in different sizes and are of 2 main types
A portable cylinder is used when leaving the home. It can be wheeled and attached to a walker, wheelchair or carried in a backpack.
A larger freestanding cylinder can be used in the home as a back-up source in the event of a power failure
Common respiratory equipment accessories are:-
Nasal Cannula: - This is the device that most of the people use. In this device rubber tubing runs from your oxygen device to your face, hooks this over your ears, and delivers oxygen through your nose. The design of this device is very comfortable and functions; there are many styles of cannula to fit most patients’ needs.
Face Mask: - Patients uses face mask according to symptoms. In some case people may need to wear a mask that covers the nose and mouth to fulfill their oxygen needs. Face mask allows for greater oxygen flow.
Oxygen Regulator: -Oxygen regulator is attached with flow meter. Oxygen regulator allows the users to increase or decrease the flow of oxygen. Oxygen flow amount is usually measured in liters per minute with most flow meters graduated from 0 to 15 lpm.
Trans-Tracheal: - This device delivers the oxygen directly via a small hole in the throat. You can wear it just like a necklace. This is less noticeable than cannulas and masks.
Oxygen Therapy Safety Tips: - When you are using or carrying oxygen kit must care all these safety tips.
1. Put a "NO SMOKING" sign board in the room where oxygen is used.
2. No one should smoke or use e-cigarette even you in a room where oxygen is used.
3. In a restaurant or somewhere else keep at least 6 feet away from any source of fire.
4. Keep away from Toys with electric motors.
5. Electric baseboard or space heaters.
6. Electric blankets.
7. Hairdryers, electric razors, and electric toothbrushes.
8. Wood stoves or fireplaces.