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How to Exercise with an O2 Concentrator

Many people with breathing difficulties learn about the benefits of exercise after seeing their doctor or beginning pulmonary rehabilitation. Exercise gets your heart pumping and increases your breathing rate, which means increased circulation of oxygenated blood throughout the body. This can help your body with oxygenation of the tissues and, the better shape your muscles […]

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5 Steps to Qualifying for Home Oxygen Therapy

If you think you have a health condition that would benefit from oxygen therapy and you are interested in getting oxygen at home, talk to your doctor about whether you meet the criteria for oxygen therapy. Ask about how to get an oxygen tank for home use, about home O2 requirements and anything else you […]

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Do I Need a Prescription to Buy a Portable Oxygen Concentrator?

When a patient first learns that they will require supplemental oxygen to improve their breathing, they are likely to have many questions. Patients often wonder about how to get their oxygen and what steps they will need to complete in order to get the oxygen delivery device they need. If your doctor has recommended supplemental […]

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Introducing the New Inogen One G3/G5 Cart

The Inogen One Cart is now available to help you transport your Inogen One G3 or Inogen One G5 portable oxygen concentrator units however is most comfortable for you. We heard our customers when they asked for a specially designed cart just for our Inogen One G3 and Inogen One G5 units, so we created […]

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Face Mask Safety for People on Home Oxygen

If you have a breathing difficulty that requires supplemental home oxygen therapy, you are likely facing new challenges because of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and the associated changes in our daily lives. With the constant changes in stay-at-home orders, social distancing requirements and face covering guidelines, it can be difficult to figure out what the […]

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What Stages of COPD Require Medical Oxygen?

Because the key symptom for most patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is shortness of breath, oxygen is often used as a successful treatment. However, it is not always clear to newly diagnosed patients whether medical oxygen treatment will be required or at which COPD stage oxygen therapy is likely to be prescribed. Read […]

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Care and Maintenance of Oxygen Equipment

Regular care and maintenance of your portable oxygen equipment will not only extend the life of your oxygen supplies, but it will guarantee that you’ll receive optimal air flow with uninterrupted service. The following guidelines are recommended by Inogen for oxygen concentrator maintenance on all Inogen One units to keep your oxygen equipment in tip-top […]

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Getting to Know Blood Oxygen Levels

Understanding your oxygen levels is helpful to understanding how your body functions, but it is especially important for people living with breathing difficulties. If you struggle with breathing problems or heart problems, you may experience low blood oxygen levels, which can be dangerous if left untreated.  If you need to know whether your oxygen levels […]

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