What is Home oxygen therapy ?
Home oxygen therapy is a treatment for advanced respiratory failure managed at home. The oxygen supply compensates for pulmonary failures and improves the functioning of all your organs, which quickly translates into relief of symptoms: you are less tired, you have more energy and tone. Oxygen therapy can correct hematosis by improving the balance of gas exchange between air and blood.
Oxygen therapy involves inhaling oxygen-enriched air to correct hypoxemia (lack of oxygen in the blood) when it is severe.
Short-term oxygen therapy (STOT) is often prescribed to allow patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) to be discharged safely from hospital following an acute illness.
Long term oxygen therapy
Long-term oxygen therapy (LTOT) is the treatment proven to improve survival in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients with chronic respiratory failure.