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Oxygen Therapy: Using Oxygen at Home

If you need oxygen at home, it is important to learn how to use and take care of your equipment. This information will help you get the most from your oxygen treatment.

Key points

  • If you have low blood oxygen levels, breathing extra oxygen can help you feel better and lead to a longer, more active life.
  • You can travel even though you use oxygen, but you'll need to plan ahead.
  • Oxygen is a fire hazard. Follow safety measures to keep you and your family safe.

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By Healthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer Ken Y. Yoneda, MD - Pulmonology
Last Revised February 19, 2013

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Last Updated: February 19, 2013
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