Available Systems for Oxygen Therapy
There are several ways oxygen therapy is supplied:
- Compressed Oxygen Gas:
Steel or aluminum cylinder tanks, which contain oxygen gas, are available in several
sizes. The larger ones are best for the home and the smaller sizes are portable.
- Oxygen Concentrators: Concentrators plug
into an electrical outlet and take oxygen from air that is in the room. Oxygen is
concentrated by separating it from other gases. The device does not need refilling.
If you are active, there are now portable oxygen concentrators available.
- Liquid Systems:
Liquid systems have two parts - a large stationary container and a portable
unit with a small lightweight tank. You can refill your portable unit from the
Alpha Oxygen of El Paso
Alpha Oxygen of El Paso offers the following services..
- Oxygen Therapy
- Portable Oxygen
- Mobility Equipment
- Pulmonary Rehabilitation
Oxygen therapy can be delivered to your body by a few different methods:
- Cannula: A cannula is commonly used to deliver oxygen. It is a small
plastic tube placed under the nostrils which delivers oxygen to the airways. Oxygen can also be
delivered similarly by a facemask.
- Transtracheal Oxygen Catheter: A transtracheal oxygen catheter can be
used when oxygen therapy is used continuously for long periods at a high flow rate. A thin tube is
placed in your neck so oxygen is delivered directly into your windpipe (trachea).
- Oxygen Saving Device: If you need oxygen at a high flow rate or want to be
very active, ask Alpha Oxygen about an oxygen saving device. These devices include reservoir or demand
When living with a condition or disease that requires supplemental oxygen, there are
conveniences that you should be aware of. Although it may take a while to adjust to a lifestyle of
using an oxygen machine, advancements in oxygen therapy technology have provided easy methods that
allow you to get the oxygen you need to breathe easier while maintaining your freedom and independence.
Benefits of Portable Oxygen Concentrators (POC)
A portable oxygen machine can make breathing easier. There are many benefits of a
portable oxygen concentrator...
- Increases survival in some patients
- Allows you to exercise longer and improves exercise performance
- Improves mental alertness and brain health
- Gives you a better night's sleep
- Oxygen therapy makes you feel good by improving moods
- Increases stamina
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Alpha Oxygen of El Paso
For more information about oxygen therapy, call
6028 Surety Dr.
El Paso, TX.
American Lung Association
For more information call the American Lung Association Lung HelpLine
55 W. Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60601