Medical Oxygen has never been needed so much…

Oxygen Therapy Device Market to Witness Widespread Expansion at 12% by Type and Application During 2018 to 2023

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The Global Oxygen Therapy Device Market is growing fast because of the rising prevalence of lung, respiratory, heart and other diseases. The number is growing across the world because of the changing lifestyle.

 

Oxygen is required by cells to do work. Oxygen therapy is required for the supplement of oxygen in body through external mean to the people who have respiratory disorder. The oxygen therapy is much required by the people who have chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases (COPD) for long term use.

The levels of oxygen are checked by the oximeter, which checks levels indirectly. The oximeter is a small device which gets clipped into person’s body parts. The levels are checked before giving oxygen therapy so that doctors gets an idea whether patients will get benefited with the oxygen therapy. If the person is found with the low levels of oxygen then he/she can be the one applicant for the oxygen therapy.

Generally, the patients of Asthma, Heart diseases, Sleeping apnea, lung diseases, COPD and other respiratory issues can get benefited from the oxygen therapy as it enhances the breathing power and patient can stay more active for long. The symptoms like weakness, headaches, fatigue, irritability and more will be reduced. The oxygen therapy is also helpful for the children with chronic lung conditions.

 

ref: https://www.medgadget.com

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Why outsourcing to oxygenworldwide.com will become inevitable…

The secret behind OxygenWorldwide.

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Since the founders of OxygenWorldwide decided 12  years ago to take their business global, a unique concept came to light and started to divide the world.

Today, active in more than 120 countries, OxygenWorldwide 24/7 personal approach in a minimum of 5 languages and ónly in regards to oxygen has proven só effective that major gas companies are now looking into, or have already started, cost effective outsourcing  their enquiries for their own travelling patients to OxygenWorldwide. With a similar mission statement like Starbucks, OxygenWorldwide personal attention has not been left unnoticed by its clients.

Current developments in the medical oxygen equipment industry are expected to change this market in such way that it will be difficult for oxygen suppliers and their home-care divisions to keep up with necessities like providing assistance in various languages on a 24/7 bases for their relatively small group of patients travelling abroad.

Many of the oxygen users feel more comfortable travelling due to the latest inventions like electric portable oxygen concentrators (POCs). But as this seems fine for the actual journey they generally prove a high risk during more permanent use.

More travellers encounter more difficulties and become therefore ´expensive exercises´.

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  • OxygenWorldwide celebrates it’s 25 birthday this year.
  • OxygenWorldwide call-centre is unique in the world as they ónly deal with oxygen with a 24/7 emergency service in a minimum of 5 languages.
  • OxygenWorldwide performs sustainable development in places that are in demand with travellers like Turkey and Dubai. 


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Life by Chloe

Chloe was diagnosed with severe Pulmonary Hypertension four years ago, after having been misdiagnosed for five years.

When I was finally diagnosed, I was in heart failure (the right side of my heart was three times its normal size), I was told that I may not have much time left to live, that I may never leave the hospital again and that if I did, chances were that I would have to be on oxygen for the rest of my life! (Not the best news!)

 

Her five key elements are:

Nutritional Lifestyle, Exercise, Mindset, Creative Expression, Family & Friends

Taking the breath of life

People with a lung condition can get short of breath but The British Lung Foundation have set out the following tips for breathing exercises to help the shortness of breath and breathe more easily each day.

  • relaxed slow deep breathing: breathe in gently through your nose and breathe out through your nose and mouth. Try to feel relaxed and calm each time you breathe out.
  • pursed-lips breathing: breathe in gently through your nose and breathe out with your lips pursed as if you are whistling.
  • blow as you go: use this when you’re doing something that makes you breathless, such as standing up. Breathe in before you make the effort. Then breathe out while making the effort. Try using pursed lips as you breathe out.
  • paced breathing: this is useful when you’re active, such as climbing stairs. You pace your steps to your breathing. For example, breathe in when on the stair, and breathe out as you go up a stair.

Try to practise them every day. They can also help if you get out of breath suddenly. Being in control of your breathing means breathing gently, using the least effort, with your shoulders supported and relaxed.

Great advice!

 

Perfumes and Paints Are Polluting…

Scientists have found that everyday household products, like soaps, paints and perfumes are causing nearly as much air pollution as cars and industries combined.

Most air pollutants come from the extraction, refining and use of fossil fuels. These pollutants include hundreds of different compounds that scientists clump into what they call Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs). “Once they’re emitted into the atmosphere, they can lead to the formation of ground level ozone and particles, both of which are detrimental to human health,” says Jessica Gilman, an atmospheric chemist at the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and an author of the new study. However, in recent years household products have become a bigger source of air pollution, the team reports in today’s issue of the journal, Science.

They made similar observations for isopropanol, or rubbing alcohol, and acetone, the main ingredient in nail polish remover, and a whole range of other chemicals in everyday products like soaps, wall paint, printer ink, perfumes and pesticides.

The findings are important and surprising, says Albert Presto, an atmospheric scientist at Carnegie Mellon University. “We’re all conditioned to think about traffic and industry as the big drivers for air pollution and pollutants. And this study says, ‘wait a minute, a lot of it is really stuff we’re using inside our homes.'”

These household sources have emerged as big polluters because cars have become cleaner, says Jonathan Levy, an environmental health expert at Boston University. “As traffic sources decline, other sources become more and more important over time.”

Air pollution remains one of the top causes for the burden of disease worldwide. “Ozone can do things like worsen asthma, trigger asthma attacks,” says Janice Nolen, the assistant vice president of national policy at the American Lung Association. “It can also kill people, it can shorten lives.” Exposure to particulate matter has similar deleterious health effects.

So, the new study has implications for further reducing air pollution, says Presto, especially for cities that are struggling with meeting air pollution standards, like Los Angeles, which has one of the highest levels of ozone in the country. “You can only make cars so clean,” he says. “Maybe the way to get ozone below federal limits is to reduce emissions from indoors.”

The new study suggest we need “some national measures to help reduce emissions” from these everyday sources, says Nolen.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ref https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2018/02/15/585886321/your-wall-paint-perfumes-and-cleaning-agents-are-polluting-our-air

Death through medical oxygen, But what are the dangers of medical oxygen?

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The benefits of oxygen can be felt by anyone, not just those suffering from a medical condition and requiring supplemental oxygen. We can all find easy ways to increase our oxygen levels naturally through breathing exercises, general exercise, getting more fresh air and eating a balanced diet of foods that help increase oxygenation in our blood.

Increasing your oxygenation levels and being fit and healthy has shown to be important for your health as optimum oxygen levels can improve wound healing, vision, mental clarity and intelligence, boost your immune system, help fight cancer cells, reduce stress levels, improve your heart and respiration and help you to lose weight.

For those people who use supplemental oxygen at home there are also long-term benefits:

  • Prolongs life by reducing heart strain
  • Decreases shortness of breath
  • Makes exercise more tolerable
  • Results in fewer days of hospitalization
  • Improves sleeping
  • Improves quality of life

There are millions of people diagnosed with COPD around the world and 15% of these are prescribed oxygen. The number of COPD patients coming into the market is increasing and is expected to continue to increase for many more years. COPD patients are also increasingly being prescribed oxygen until the end of their life expectancy combined with the fact that COPD is being diagnosed earlier in life due to an increased awareness of the condition means that many more people will be requiring oxygen for longer periods of time.

For those people who suffer with any type of lung condition they may have difficulties when travelling by air. This is due to the reduced air pressure in the aircraft cabins as well as the lack of mobility for long periods of time. Air pressure in an aircraft cabin is lower than air pressure at ground level and feels like being at 6000 to 8000 feet on a mountain. At high altitudes blood oxygen levels fall in everyone, and some people may feel a little breathless. In most people this has no health effect, but if you already have low blood oxygen levels because of your lung condition, then the extra dip that happens while you are in the plane can cause breathlessness and discomfort for you.

Essential Tips to remember before flying:

  1. Ask your doctor well in advance for a letter to take in your hand luggage with details of your condition and medication.
  2. Be sure to take your inhalers in your carry-on bags. One of the most common problems is that people pack their inhalers in the luggage that goes into the hold.
  3. If you get breathless when walking, make sure you have help at airports.
  4. Try to move about every hour. Sitting for too long can lead to blood clots in the legs.
  5. Drink plenty of water and non-alcoholic drinks during the flight..

At OxygenWorldwide we wanted to know if in our 25 years of existence with oxygen users had died from the use of medical oxygen. We are glad to state that we have not found any proof of death related to the use of medical oxygen.

 

Oxygen therapy treat Alzheimer’s?

Breathing oxygen at a higher-than-normal air pressure might ease some of the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease, if recent research done in mice has the same results in humans.

Mice genetically engineered to develop some human features of Alzheimer’s disease showed significant reductions in physical and behavioral symptoms after 2 weeks of daily treatment with hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT).

This was the result that a team hailing from the University of Tel Aviv (TAU) in Israel reported in a paper that was published recently in the journal Neurobiology of Aging.

HBOT is a type of treatment during which the person breathes oxygen at a pressure that is greater than normal air pressure. The treatment, which is delivered inside a pressurized chamber, can cause the lungs to absorb up to three times more oxygen than usual.

The researchers note in their study paper that, while HBOT “has been used successfully to treat several neurological conditions,” its effects on Alzheimer’s disease “have never been thoroughly examined.”

In a hyperbaric oxygen chamber that they custom-built for the small animals, the researchers gave the transgenic mice 1 hour of HBOT every day for 14 days. They also gave another group of normal mice (the controls) the same treatment.

After this, the team observed the mice as they completed a number of behavioral tests. They also examined their brain tissue for effects of the treatment on the physical hallmarks of Alzheimer’s. They compared the results with the control mice.

The researchers’ analysis showed various biological and biochemical signs that HBOT had reduced inflammation in the brain.

 

The team suggests that the findings show that HBOT shows promise as a treatment for Alzheimer’s disease, especially given that it “is used in the clinic to treat various indications, including neurological conditions.”

 

references https://www.medicalnewstoday.com