Breathing: COPD: Oxygen Therapy

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Benefits of Oxygen Therapy


There are several benefits to using oxygen therapy. Most importantly, it is the only treatment that has been shown to increase survival in those patients who qualify.


The oxygen will help to make users feel more comfortable with their breathing. It will improve their exercise tolerance and their your thinking. It should also help users with their sleep and it will improve their heart function as well.


If a physician recommends oxygen therapy, it is important to try it and see if it makes being active easier and sleeping more comfortable. It is important to see whether it makes life better overall, because if it does oxygen therapy users typically do not care as much about how using the equipment looks. Most importantly if someone needs to receive oxygen 24 hours a day, it is the one therapy that has been proven to improve survival in COPD sufferers.