OXYGEN THERAPY – INTRODUCTION
Supplemental oxygen therapy can benefit the patient whose lung function is severely impaired and cannot absorb enough oxygen from the air. It helps :
- to improve sleep.
- to improve mood, alertness and memory.
- the patient to resume his usual activities.
- in proper heart function and prevents complications such as Cor Pulmonale.
While some people only require oxygen at certain times (such as when exercising), continuous oxygen therapy may be required for people who always have low oxygen levels even at rest.