As the world joins together to battle the Coronavirus outbreak, the WHO and CDC have both recommended oxygen therapy as a treatment for the symptoms of the virus. As a result, Google searches for “oxygen therapy” have spiked in recent weeks as millions of people try to learn more about the benefits.
At the same time, there’s so much information about potential treatments for Coronavirus being circulated on television and social media – some factual and helpful, some not so factual and helpful. As a health and oxygen supplement company, we feel it is important to help educate our consumers about oxygen therapy from trusted voices in the field.
We recently came across an important online resource published by the American Lung Association which provides extensive information and multiple videos about the benefits of Oxygen Therapy. This is especially important for anyone wanting to learn about it as quickly as possible in light of recent events.
According to the American Lung Association, conditions that may require supplemental oxygen, either temporarily or long-term are as follows:
COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
Although Oxygen Therapy can be common in a hospital, it can also be used at home with devices that include a home oxygen concentrator, portable oxygen concentrator, compressed oxygen, liquid oxygen and a humidifier. Some oxygen devices are much easier for transportation than others. Some are strictly meant for home use, while others are portable for traveling. You should consult with your doctor about which oxygen devices are best for your lifestyle.
According to the American Lung Association, Oxygen Therapy can help improve symptoms and organ function. It will help you feel less fatigued when doing simple tasks like household chores. It will also boost your energy by proving pure oxygen into your bloodstream.
Oxygen Therapy will also help you sleep better, as people with lung disease have a hard time sleeping or don’t get a restful sleep. It will also help you decrease shortness of breath. While it won’t completely eliminate shortness of breath, it will allow people with lung disease to feel less breathless during everyday activities.
We hope this information provides some clarity on Oxygen Therapy, and once again, we hope you will visit the American Lung Association resource page to learn more before you speak with a doctor.
As the world continues to join together to fight the Coronavirus, we will continue to provide our consumers with important information. If you haven’t done so already, we invite you to read our previous post which contains preventative information from the WHO and CDC.