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October 22nd 2016

A recent article by www.copdfoundation.org, discusses how oxygen therapy can help those suffering with COPD.

As you know, our lungs work by bringing in the so called good air and getting rid of the bad air. We breathe in oxygen (O2) where then passes into your blood through tiny air sacs called (alveoli) in the lungs. From the alveoli, oxygen gets moved to every part of your body. Carbon dioxide (CO2) is made when your muscles and tissues use oxygen (O2).

It’s vital that we get rid of this CO2 by breathing it out. Some types of COPD (not all) make it problematic to get enough oxygen into the blood and get rid of the carbon dioxide.

If you do have the type that causes this issue, then oxygen therapy can help prevent the bad effects that happen when blood oxygen levels drop.

According to COPD foundation, “It will help you think and remember better. And it will help you sleep better. Oxygen therapy CAN make a big difference in how you feel.”

Oxygen therapy must be prescribed by your doctor or primary care physician. Talk with you doctor about introducing this therapy into you treatment plan.

Reference www.copdfoundation.org for more information.