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Traveling with Oxygen

Oxygen therapy is becoming more convenient for the patient than ever before.  Many lifestyle adjustments have to be made for someone who has just been prescribed oxygen therapy by their doctor.  If you are simply just using oxygen while sleeping, the adjustment is not as difficult when compared to those who have to be on it continuously.  This can make life complicated as routine activities can be hindered due to the patient’s condition and the nature of utilizing oxygen therapy.

A traditional oxygen tank is bulky and not easy to tote around.  The tank can also be difficult for the elderly as it can be too heavy to transport without assistance.  Luckily, advancements in technology have allowed a patient utilize the oxygen they need without the hassle of maneuvering a large tank.  Conserving devices and portable oxygen concentrators or POCs have made oxygen therapy more convenient than ever.  The conserving device issues a “pulse dose” or a regulated puff of air triggered by the patient inhaling.  This means that no oxygen is flowing unless the patient is breathing, making the tank last a lot longer.  This allows the patient to transport a much smaller and less heavy tank in a small discreet shoulder bag.  Learn more about oxygen therapy at Aeroflowinc.com.

A portable oxygen concentrator can also be a solution to this dilemma.  A battery powered unit allows the patient to travel from home without the weight of a large home floor unit.  This also means that the rechargeable battery eliminates waiting on the provider to refill tanks.  Did you know that your insurance plan more than likely covers this equipment at little cost to you?  Perhaps this not something you would use frequently and would benefit simply every now and then on a long trip.  Aeroflow provides this service to traveling patient at no cost.  We have travel equipment ready for you to take so you can enjoy your time away from home.

You may not think this article pertains to you at all, but do you know what your body is doing while you are asleep?  You may be surprised what you find out.  Many people are losing oxygen while sleeping or are suffering from Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) without being diagnosed.  Did you know that Aeroflow offers free initial sleep testing?  Talk with your doctor today about a no-risk and hassle-free screening.  Have any questions or comments about traveling with oxygen? Call us at 888-345-1780 and our knowledgeable staff will be happy to assist you!

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