What is Oxygen Therapy?
Posted on 07th , April 2012
It is a respiratory therapy which is given to those patients who have low oxygen levels in their blood. This can be due to a lung problem. Generally such patients suffer from Hpoxia. Oxygen is essential for the normal cellular function through cellular respiration (process of oxidizing food molecules) as the cell needs constant supply of oxygen. People with low oxygen levels generally feel tired and breathless when they move around. However these symptoms can also occur because of some other medical conditions. So it best that you consult your doctor and ask him to refer you to a respiratory specialist. This specialist will assess your condition to determine whether or not higher concentration of oxygen will help your condition by measuring the amount of hemoglobin that is carrying oxygen in your blood through a device known as pulse oximeter.
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Author: Cascade Healthcare