About Oxygen Therapy
Who needs Oxygen Therapy ?
Everyone needs oxygen.
Without it, we could not survive, as our cells use oxygen and nutrition from the foods we eat to make energy needed to function.
People with healthy lungs get all the oxygen they need through normal breathing. Those with lung conditions don’t get the oxygen they need through normal breathing, and it is these people who may need extra oxygen.
Without sufficient oxygen, most people find they are limited in what they can do and that oxygen therapy gives them a better quality of life.
Oxygen is not addictive but too little may not be beneficial and too much can be harmful.
Oxygen must always be prescribed by a healthcare professional.
You can travel with oxygen
Being dependent on oxygen does not mean life stops. Today’s equipment means you can get out and about more easily.
Oxygen can also be arranged when you want to go on holiday. It just takes a little more forward planning to make sure everything is well organised before you go.