The air we breathe is 21% oxygen. This vital gas can be used in treatment with a medical prescription.
What are the diseases treated with
These include cystic fibrosis and lung cancer. There is also a neurological indication for cluster headache. However, the most common disease is chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or COPD. COPD is a chronic obstructive pulmonary disease mainly caused by high tobacco consumption. 80% of patients on long-term oxygen therapy suffer from COPD.
Scientific studies demonstrate the effectiveness of treatment in the following areas:
- Elimination of arterial hypoxemia and the resulting tissue hypoxia
- Regression of pulmonary arterial hypertension and prevention of right-sided heart failure
- Fewer hospitalisations due to exacerbation of respiratory failure
- Improved physical and neuropsychological performance
Treatment with oxygen therapy improves the patient quality of life by increasing the oxygen level in the blood.
About oxygen therapy equipment
Integrated Respiratory Care