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Knowledge of home oxygen therapy

Sep 04, 2019

Oxygen has always played an extremely important role in human survival and health care. Nowadays, many households have household oxygen generators, and home oxygen therapy is getting more and more attention. Home oxygen therapy can increase arterial oxygen partial pressure and oxygen saturation, improve breathing difficulties, enhance exercise capacity, improve quality of life, reduce pulmonary hypertension, prevent or delay the formation and development of pulmonary heart disease, reduce the development of respiratory failure and prolong survival. time.

Who needs home oxygen therapy?
In the case of respiratory diseases, various diseases that can cause hypoxia, such as chronic bronchitis, bronchial asthma, emphysema, pulmonary heart disease, silicosis, lung cancer, etc., especially pulmonary heart disease, require patients to implement home oxygen therapy.

How to implement home oxygen therapy?
For people who are taking oxygen care or some patients who have no or only mild hypoxemia, the oxygen inhalation time is 30-60 min, the oxygen intake is 2-3 times a day, and the oxygen flow rate is 1-3L. /min, the number of oxygen inhalation can be increased according to the physical condition. For patients with severe chronic bronchitis, emphysema, with obvious pulmonary dysfunction, and oxygen partial pressure continuously below 60mmHg, oxygen therapy should be given for more than 15 hours per day, and the oxygen inhalation flow should be 0.5-3L/min.

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