New to home oxygen therapy? Start here. Lakeside Medical Supplies
It is common to have questions about home oxygen use, especially if you or a loved one are new to oxygen therapy. This FAQ article will help answer some of the most common questions about home oxygen use, from how it works to what types of home medical supplies are needed.
1. How does home oxygen therapy work?
Home oxygen therapy helps improve your airflow and delivers concentrated oxygen to your lungs. This can help if you have a chronic lung condition such as COPD or emphysema. Oxygen therapy can also be used on a short-term basis if you have a lung infection or are recovering from surgery.
2. What types of home medical supplies are needed for home oxygen therapy?
If you plan to use home oxygen therapy, you will need an oxygen concentrator, portable oxygen tanks, and nasal cannulas or masks. Your doctor or our staff will help you choose the right home medical supplies for your needs.
3. How often do I need to use home oxygen therapy?
The frequency of home oxygen use will be determined by your doctor based on your individual needs. In general, people with chronic lung conditions may need to use home oxygen therapy all day long, while those who are using it on a short-term basis may only need it for a few hours each day.
4. Are there any side effects of home oxygen therapy?
Most people tolerate home oxygen therapy well with few side effects. However, some people may experience headaches, dizziness, or difficulty sleeping when they first start using home oxygen therapy. These side effects usually go away as your body adjusts to the treatment.
5. How much does home oxygen therapy cost?
The cost of home oxygen therapy varies depending on the type and amount of home medical supplies needed. Many insurance plans cover the cost of home oxygen therapy, and financial assistance may be available for those who qualify.
We Have Home Oxygen Supplies in Vernon and Salmon Arm BC
If you have any other questions about home oxygen use, please talk to your doctor or call us for more information. We are your local supplier of rental medical equipment and supplies and our staff have over fifteen years of experience in providing the right home healthcare products. We understand your needs and can help you select the right products for your budget and have a team of qualified technicians to offer professional assistance.
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