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What conditions can home oxygen therapy treat?

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Home oxygen therapy can help with many conditions, including:

  • Asthma
  • Chronic bronchitis
  • Congestive heart failure
  • COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Emphysema
  • Lung cancer
  • Pneumonia
  • Pulmonary fibrosis
  • Sleep apnea

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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