How COPD Affects Oxygen Saturation Levels

How COPD Affects Oxygen Saturation Levels

For those people living with a chronic lung disease, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), there are many factors when measuring one’s health. These factors can include various sets of metrics which help the patient better understand the current state...
Oxygen Saturation Levels: What Do They Mean, and What Can You Do?

Oxygen Saturation Levels: What Do They Mean, and What Can You Do?

Understanding your oxygen saturation levels is the key to better respiratory health.  When it comes to living with a chronic lung disease such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), pulmonary fibrosis or emphysema, understanding one’s disease and all the...
Low Blood Oxygen and How it Affects the Body

Low Blood Oxygen and How it Affects the Body

One of the many challenges of living with a chronic lung disease is having low blood-oxygen levels. When the organs, cells and tissues of the body do not receive enough oxygen, hypoxia can occur. Having a chronic lung disease can increase your risk of developing...
COPD and Knowing Your Safe Oxygen Levels

COPD and Knowing Your Safe Oxygen Levels

For people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), emphysema, pulmonary fibrosis and other chronic lung diseases, keeping a close eye on their blood oxygen level is often part of the daily routine. And, for some people living with COPD and other chronic...
What Is the Life Expectancy of a Person With Pulmonary Fibrosis?

What Is the Life Expectancy of a Person With Pulmonary Fibrosis?

Pulmonary fibrosis is a condition that usually becomes more severe over time. As lung scarring and inflammation become more pronounced, they can significantly impact a person’s life expectancy and quality of life. The extent of this impact, however, can vary from...
COPD and Knowing your Safe Oxygen Levels

COPD and Knowing your Safe Oxygen Levels

For people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), emphysema, pulmonary fibrosis and other chronic lung diseases, keeping a close eye on their blood oxygen level is often part of the daily routine. However, for people living with COPD and other chronic lung...
Blood Oxygen Level: Is My Oxygen Level Normal?

Blood Oxygen Level: Is My Oxygen Level Normal?

When it comes to your blood oxygen level, a second-look can never hurt. Let’s be frank: if you’re currently living with a chronic lung disease like chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), pulmonary fibrosis (PF) or emphysema, the maintenance of your health and...
Oxygen Tanks and Oxygen Concentrators: What’s the Difference?

Oxygen Tanks and Oxygen Concentrators: What’s the Difference?

You’ve got two choices. We’re here to help you pick the best one. When it comes to the treatment of severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) your physician or pulmonologist may prescribe oxygen therapy—among other available forms of treatment—as a way to...
Oxygen Therapy at Home: Tips for Safe Use

Oxygen Therapy at Home: Tips for Safe Use

Doctors often prescribe oxygen therapy at home for people with chronic lung disease and low blood oxygen levels. Doctors and COPD patients keep a close eye on blood oxygen levels. Oxygen is essential to a properly functioning body. Every cell, organ and tissue in your...
How to Keep Your Oxygen Equipment Clean

How to Keep Your Oxygen Equipment Clean

Many people living with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), emphysema, pulmonary fibrosis and other types of chronic lung disease have low blood oxygen levels. Often, their doctor prescribes oxygen therapy. Oxygen therapy helps people improve their blood...
The Difference Between Normal Oxygen Levels and Low Oxygen Levels

The Difference Between Normal Oxygen Levels and Low Oxygen Levels

Your oxygen level refers to the amount of oxygen in your blood. When that number drops below normal levels, it’s referred to as hypoxemia. People with lung conditions such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, need to be particularly aware of their blood...
Oxygen Therapy for COPD

Oxygen Therapy for COPD

Oxygen therapy for COPD can be incredibly beneficial for some but not all. When it comes to the use of oxygen therapy for the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) it can be a mixed bag. Although supplemental oxygen tanks are vital and universally...
Oxygen Saturation and What it Means for You

Oxygen Saturation and What it Means for You

Oxygen saturation refers to the amount of oxygen that’s in your bloodstream. The body requires a specific amount of oxygen in your blood to function properly. The normal range of oxygen saturation for adults is 94 to 99 percent. Anyone with an oxygen saturation level...
Oxygen Levels: What Do My Numbers Mean?

Oxygen Levels: What Do My Numbers Mean?

Oxygen levels don’t have to be confusing. Let’s make sense of them together. Let’s start with the obvious: what are oxygen levels? And from there, what do they mean? If you live with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), pulmonary fibrosis (PF) or emphysema,...
Portable Oxygen Concentrators: Benefits, Drawbacks and Alternatives

Portable Oxygen Concentrators: Benefits, Drawbacks and Alternatives

Portable oxygen concentrators may not be right for everyone. Find out if it’s right for you. Among the traditional treatment options for chronic lung diseases such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), pulmonary fibrosis (PF) and emphysema, the use of...