COPD and other respiratory diseases often come with health complications, both big and small. One of the more serious complications of COPD is acute respiratory failure, a medical emergency that occurs when you experience a sudden and serious drop in lung function.
With all the new portable oxygen concentrators releasing each year, it can be really difficult to keep up with everything that’s going on. Doing a web search may help you out a bit, but it will likely raise more questions than it will answer. This is why we’ve taken the time to put together guides like this one to help you learn about the best portable concentrators of the new year.
Oxygen concentrators are a lifeline for many respiratory patients. Those suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or cystic fibrosis (CF) can experience significant relief from symptoms like coughing, wheezing, chest pain, and shortness of breath by using supplemental medical oxygen and following a strict diet and exercise routine.
Daily medications are a primary life-line for people with COPD, and a necessary part of life for people with asthma and other respiratory diseases. In fact, most COPD patients have to follow a strict treatment regimen and take several different medications every day just to keep their symptoms under control.
If there’s one thing that we stress here at LPT Medical, it’s the importance of portability in your daily life. You have errands that you need to run, people you need to meet, and goals you want to accomplish. But without an oxygen concentrator that matches this lifestyle, you’ll likely be stuck at home twiddling your thumbs instead.
In this day and age, everything seems to be getting smaller. Our phones are getting smaller, laptops are getting smaller, and even our cars are getting smaller. It feels great to invest in a product that’s both small and powerful because it allows us to have more freedom and control in the palm of our hands.
If you or someone you love has COPD, then you might have heard about a treatment known as pulmonary rehabilitation. This treatment is essentially a breathing and exercise training program specifically designed for people with COPD and other respiratory problems that make it difficult to breathe.
The Inogen One G5 was released back in the summer of 2019 with praise from oxygen retailers and respiratory patients alike. Offering significant improvements in battery life and oxygen output over the Inogen One G3 and Inogen One G4, the G5 was more than capable of holding its own in a market that’s already saturated with plenty of reliable and efficient oxygen machines.
Life is all about choices — We choose what time we want to get up in the morning, what we do for a living, and what we do in our spare time.
Consider this hypothetical scenario: you have a COPD exacerbation and your shortness of breath suddenly gets much worse than usual. You call your doctor to see what you should do, and she tells you to go to the hospital right away.