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10 Tips for Oxygen Safety in the Home

Home oxygen safety is one of the most important aspects of oxygen therapy whether you choose an oxygen concentrator, oxygen cylinders or a liquid oxygen system as your oxygen supply source. Although oxygen is a safe, non-flammable gas, it does support combustion meaning things burn more readily and ignite easier in its presence. To enable more […]

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Understanding Normal Blood Oxygen Level

When you breathe, oxygen from the ambient air travels through your nose, down your windpipe and into your lungs where it enters the bloodstream. It then travels through the blood bound to hemoglobin – a protein found in red blood cells – to oxygenate the cells, tissues and organs of your body. Oxygen saturation (SpO2) […]

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Priming and Cleaning Your Metered Dose Inhaler

Metered-dose inhalers (MDIs) are devices that deliver medication directly into your lungs, including relief medications such as albuterol or Proventil, and maintenance medications such as Flovent or QVAR. Used correctly, an MDI inhaler helps control symptoms so you can breathe easier. Correct Usage Using an MDI correctly is an important part of any treatment plan. […]

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How to Use a Nebulizer

A nebulizer transforms liquid medication into mist, allowing it to be inhaled directly into the lungs. Nebulizer treatments can be used for immediate relief of symptoms, or for maintenance, to help control symptoms. Breathing treatments through a nebulizer are particularly effective for delivering: Asthma medication to infants and children Large doses of medication Medication to […]

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The Difference Between Asthma and COPD

Is it Really COPD? The Difference Between Asthma and COPD Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is an ongoing lung disease that makes it difficult to breathe. It’s also a disease that’s often misdiagnosed as asthma. Although most patients are correctly diagnosed by their doctors as having either asthma or COPD, up to 20% of patients with […]

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