Oxygen is essential in the creation of energy in the body. Patients may need more oxygen because some conditions related to oxygen therapy limit the patient’s ability to inhale oxygen in the air and transfer that oxygen to the blood stream. These conditions cause shortness of breath and fatigue. Patients may also need oxygen therapy when they have serious wounds or infections. Oxygen can help the patient heal.
These are some of the conditions related to oxygen therapy:
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
- Severe wounds/infections
- Ongoing lung disease
- Short-term lung conditions
If you suffer from a condition related to oxygen therapy, contact Florida Hospital to see if you could benefit form this safe therapy.