Blood Oxygen Level: What It Means to You

Blood Oxygen Level: What It Means to You

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 typically part of the daily routine. However, for people living with COPD and other chronic...
5 Simple Tips for Improving Low Blood Oxygen Levels

5 Simple Tips for Improving Low Blood Oxygen Levels

Take a deep breath…now let’s get started. For anyone suffering from a chronic lung disease such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), pulmonary fibrosis or emphysema, a common concern is typically: how can I get more oxygen? Between flare-ups, fits of...
Top 5 Plants for Increasing Oxygen

Top 5 Plants for Increasing Oxygen

Looking for a natural way to increase oxygen indoors? For those suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), the desire for more oxygen can be a demanding one. Although there are options available for increasing oxygen through means such as oxygenators...
Oxygen and the Kidneys

Oxygen and the Kidneys

Many people with COPD experience problems with their kidneys. One of the characteristics of chronic lung diseases is low blood-oxygen levels, which can lead to other conditions. Here’s some information about oxygen and the kidneys. What is the role of the kidneys? The...
Oxygen Levels and the Digestive System

Oxygen Levels and the Digestive System

It might sound strange, but the respiratory system and the digestive system depend on one another for optimal function. Because oxygen is essential to the proper functioning of the body, one of the main concerns for people with chronic lung diseases is maintaining...
The Importance of Oxygen and the Lungs

The Importance of Oxygen and the Lungs

The importance of oxygen and the lungs is on the minds of many people with chronic lung diseases. Getting enough oxygen can be challenging when you’re living with a chronic lung disease. However, the importance of oxygen and the lungs is essential to good overall...
5 Tips for Safe Oxygen Therapy Use

5 Tips for Safe Oxygen Therapy Use

Oxygen and COPD can often go hand-in-hand. Here’s how to be safe about it. In 2008, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) determined that 89% of deaths related to fire and home oxygen use were caused by smoking. For people suffering from lung diseases...
How Oxygen Affects the Heart

How Oxygen Affects the Heart

For tissues and organs to receive the proper amount of oxygen, your heart must pump blood successfully.  For someone with COPD or another lung disease, low blood oxygen levels are concerning. A healthy heart’s blood flow cycle follows this pattern:...
Oxygen Levels and Brain Function

Oxygen Levels and Brain Function

Oxygen levels and brain function go hand in hand. Having enough oxygen in the brain is crucial to brain function, and therefore, to the body as a whole. The brain requires a constant supply of both oxygen and glucose. Without enough oxygen or with low blood-oxygen...
Elevation and its Effect on Lung Disease

Elevation and its Effect on Lung Disease

From the lowest basins to the highest peaks, elevation can affect your breathing. Badwater Basin in Death Valley, California is the lowest point in the U.S. coming in at 282 feet below sea level. However, when it comes to low altitudes (below 4,000 feet), the negative...
How Oxygen Affects the Extremities

How Oxygen Affects the Extremities

For people with chronic lung diseases, getting enough oxygen can be challenging. Because oxygen is essential to healthy bodily functions, not having enough oxygen can cause serious risks. These risks include issues with the brain, heart, lungs and even circulation to...
Wildfire Smoke: The Health Threat that Never Goes Away

Wildfire Smoke: The Health Threat that Never Goes Away

Wildfire smoke is a health threat that we’re not likely to be rid of in the foreseeable future. Extended drought and climate change mean our future will bring more wildfires that burn longer. According to a study conducted by the National Resources Defense Council...
5 Oxygen-Friendly Outdoor Activities

5 Oxygen-Friendly Outdoor Activities

Ready to get outside and get active? A Breath of Fresh Air For those who suffer from Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), finding outdoor activities that don’t exacerbate symptoms can be a difficult endeavor. It can be difficult to find areas free of air...
Evolution of the Supplemental O2 Tank

Evolution of the Supplemental O2 Tank

Are you or someone you know currently using an oxygen tank? Let’s take a look back at its history… The Supplemental Oxygen Tank- From Past to Present For those suffering from Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) oxygen may be a necessity; and it’s worth...
5 Tips to Increase Blood O2 Levels

5 Tips to Increase Blood O2 Levels

5 Tips to Increase Blood O2 Levels For those suffering from low blood oxygen levels due to lung disease, every little bit counts. Increasing one’s oxygen intake any way possible seems like a good idea. If your blood oxygen level is low and you’re finding it difficult...