Oxygen therapy is provided for patients with breathing disorders who cannot get adequate oxygen readily. It will help in increasing the quality of life by ensuring proper sleep and good energy. Breathing disorders that might need supplemental oxygen therapy include chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, asthma, undeveloped lungs in newborns, lung fibrosis, sleep apnea, respiratory asthma, heart failure, etc. Oxygen gas, liquid oxygen, oxygen concentrators, and hyperbaric oxygen therapy are the distinct varieties of oxygen therapy.
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Query: Hello doctor, I need help with a question. I was working as a hospitalist. A 67-year-old man had been admitted over the weekend for confusion and a high ammonia level. He had also fallen down five to six times before admission. He had a history of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) with pe... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Patients with long-standing COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) controlled oxygen therapy should be given to avoid suppression of hypoxic respiratory drive. So unless they are on BIPAP(bilevel positive airway pressure) or invasive ventilatory support, oxygen ... Read Full »