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How much oxygen will you need during home oxygen therapy?

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Your doctor will give you a prescription that spells out how much oxygen you need per minute and when you need to get it. Some people may need oxygen therapy only when they exercise or sleep. Others may need it all day long.

Your doctor will figure out how much extra oxygen you need after they check your usual levels, either with a blood test or through the skin using a device that clips to your finger, toe, or earlobe.

From: Home Oxygen Therapy: What to Know WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Thoracic Society: “Oxygen Therapy.”

COPD Foundation: “Oxygen Therapy.”

American Lung Association: “Oxygen Therapy,” “Supplemental Oxygen.”

American Association for Respiratory Care: “Home Oxygen Therapy.”

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on February 12, 2018

SOURCES:

American Thoracic Society: “Oxygen Therapy.”

COPD Foundation: “Oxygen Therapy.”

American Lung Association: “Oxygen Therapy,” “Supplemental Oxygen.”

American Association for Respiratory Care: “Home Oxygen Therapy.”

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on February 12, 2018

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