Pulse Dose Oxygen Delivery
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1M ago
Portable oxygen concentrators (POCs) are devices developed in response to demand for a lightweight, portable source of supplemental oxygen.[1] Pulse dose delivery allows concentrators to deliver medical grade oxygen all day, every day while remaining convenient to carry. Is Pulse Dose a More Efficient Form of Oxygen Delivery? To understand the mechanics of pulse dose […] The post Pulse Dose Oxygen Delivery appeared first on Inogen ..read more
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Is Oxygen a Medication?
Inogen | Oxygen Education & COPD Blog
by Inogen
3y ago
Oxygen is something we breathe in each and every day, but is oxygen a medication, too? It might be hard to adjust to the idea, but medical oxygen is indeed a medication. However, medical-grade oxygen can also be used incorrectly like any medicine, which can trigger negative side effects. As such, it is important to […] The post Is Oxygen a Medication? appeared first on Inogen ..read more
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Acute Vs. Chronic: What’s the Difference?
Inogen | Oxygen Education & COPD Blog
by Inogen
3y ago
Have you found yourself wondering, “What is the difference between acute and chronic conditions?” Learning the difference between the two is essential to understanding how they impact your life and overall well-being. Let’s take a deep dive into how to tell the difference between acute vs. chronic illness, and why that difference matters for you. […] The post Acute Vs. Chronic: What’s the Difference? appeared first on Inogen ..read more
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Everything You Need to Know About a Bronchoscopy
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by Inogen
3y ago
If you have shown signs of lung problems or potential lung disease, you may be looking at a bronchoscopy. But what is a bronchoscopy and when is it indicated? Learning what this procedure is for, when it is used and what it can tell you about your lungs and airways can help you feel better […] The post Everything You Need to Know About a Bronchoscopy appeared first on Inogen ..read more
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Pulse Dose Technology
Inogen | Oxygen Education & COPD Blog
by Inogen
3y ago
A new prescription for oxygen therapy comes with all kinds of questions. As you begin to research different oxygen delivery devices, you will encounter a lot of terminology about the equipment itself and how it works. Learning what these new terms mean is essential to understanding how your oxygen equipment works, and knowing whether certain […] The post Pulse Dose Technology appeared first on Inogen ..read more
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COPD Facts and Statistics
Inogen | Oxygen Education & COPD Blog
by Inogen
3y ago
If you have been diagnosed with COPD, could potentially be at risk for this disease or know someone who could potentially be at risk, it can be helpful to learn more about it. Educating yourself and learning how to prevent the development of COPD, or the worsening of symptoms, can be profoundly beneficial to your […] The post COPD Facts and Statistics appeared first on Inogen ..read more
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Tips for Reducing Indoor Air Pollution
Inogen | Oxygen Education & COPD Blog
by Inogen
3y ago
Did you know that most Americans spend an average of 90% of their time indoors?1  This percentage may be even higher if you have a chronic illness like COPD. The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reports that indoor air pollutants such as radon, secondhand smoke, combustion pollutants, volatile organic compounds and mold may increase […] The post Tips for Reducing Indoor Air Pollution appeared first on Inogen ..read more
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12 Signs You’re An Overwhelmed Caregiver
Inogen | Oxygen Education & COPD Blog
by Inogen
3y ago
The term caregiver can mean many things. It could mean that you are caring for a newborn baby, or that you are caring for an aging or ill loved one. Sometimes the role of caregiver is temporary, because children grow up and older adults may get sick for a short period of time. But what […] The post 12 Signs You’re An Overwhelmed Caregiver appeared first on Inogen ..read more
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Understanding Pulmonary Embolism
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by Inogen
3y ago
A pulmonary embolism (PE) is a serious medical condition that occurs when one of the pulmonary arteries in the lungs suddenly becomes blocked. If the blood clot is large enough, it can obstruct the flow of blood to the lungs which can be life-threatening. While obtaining prompt medical attention can greatly improve your chances for […] The post Understanding Pulmonary Embolism appeared first on Inogen ..read more
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7 Tips for Relieving Seasonal Allergies
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by Inogen
3y ago
Ah, spring is in the air and if you’re one of the millions of Americans with seasonal allergies, blooming lilac and budding rosebushes aren’t the only thing you have to look forward to this season. The unpleasant symptoms of seasonal allergies – itchy, watery eyes, coughing, sneezing, runny nose, and congestion – can make you […] The post 7 Tips for Relieving Seasonal Allergies appeared first on Inogen ..read more
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