Oxygen Therapy

Jul 1, 2021

Atmospheric air contains only 21% of oxygen and human life depends on consuming oxygen. While many people can breathe normally, for some they require assisted breathing due to chronic or acute respiratory problems. Supplementary oxygen provided to those groups of people is known as oxygen therapy. Oxygen therapy has been proven to be a vital part of emergency medicine or medical treatment in any situation.

Who would benefit from Oxygen Therapy?

Oxygen therapy is prescribed for people who can’t get enough oxygen on their own. This is mostly due to an existing or acute respiratory condition that either reduces their oxygen flow or breathing strength. There are some known medical conditions that oxygen therapy is prescribed.

These include:

  • chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • pneumonia
  • asthma
  • bronchopulmonary dysplasia, underdeveloped lungs in newborns
  • heart failure
  • cystic fibrosis
  • sleep apnea
  • lung disease
  • trauma to the respiratory system

Mega Medical has proudly been supplying Oxygen Therapy kits to medical clinics, nursing homes, and emergency services statewide and nationwide for over 10 years.

What are the symptoms of low oxygen?

Oxygen therapy might not be suitable for everyone, so it is good to always consult your medical practitioner before using oxygen therapy. When you aren’t getting enough oxygen, you’ll experience a host of symptoms, including:

  • rapid breathing
  • shortness of breath
  • fast heart rate
  • coughing or wheezing
  • sweating
  • confusion
  • changes in the color of your skin

If you experience any of these symptoms, seek immediate medical attention. After you receive your medical prescription, give us a call to discuss different options we can provide to meet your oxygen therapy demands.

Call Mega Medical on 1300 881 824.

What are the different types of oxygen therapies?

Oxygen therapy has been viewed as an essential part of emergency medicine, resuscitation, and recovery of patients in any medical situation. Oxygen therapy is referred to as providing supplementary oxygen to those who can not breathe on their own. There are a number of different types of oxygen therapies that can be used. These include:

  • Oxygen Therapy Kit:
    Oxygen Therapy Kit also known as portable oxygen therapy kits include a portable medical oxygen cylinder, medical oxygen flowmeter/regulator, medical oxygen tubing, and mask. This type of oxygen therapy is used in pre-hospital care to assist patients with breathing difficulties or when people may not be getting sufficient oxygen from their breath. It is ideal for emergency medicine or administering medical oxygen for a patient over a short duration of time.
  • Oxygen Concentrators
    Available in both portable or stationary and continuous or pulse flow, oxygen concentrators intake the atmospheric air, reducing the concentrations of nitrogen and accordingly increasing the concentration of oxygen in the outflow. Oxygen concentrators can produce from 1 LPM to 10 LPM output flow of oxygen. This type of oxygen therapy is familiar to those who need continuous flow oxygen at higher rates and longer periods.
  • Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
    Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy is a more elaborated and advanced method of oxygen delivery. During this procedure, people would breathe in a pressurised oxygen chamber. The chamber is filled with 100% oxygen.

If you are looking for a solution for your Oxygen Therapy needs, please give us a call.