While there is no cure for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), there are many treatments to ease symptoms, reduce complications, and improve quality of life. One of the best ways is with supplemental oxygen therapy which will improve breathing, alertness, energy, and improve mobility.
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Many people who struggle with a lung disease or breathing disorder use supplemental oxygen therapy. While it offers many great benefits, there’s no denying that portable oxygen is the way to go. It provides all the same benefits as supplemental oxygen therapy, in addition to more freedom and independence. It’s extremely travel-friendly, light weight, and can even be used while driving!
Here are all the reasons a person with COPD should start using portable oxygen concentrators (POCs)…
Improve Mental Alertness
When the body doesn’t get enough oxygen it affects the entire body, particularly the brain. It can create a mental fog. In fact, mental fogginess is one of the first signs that a person with lung disease isn’t getting enough oxygen, says the American Lung Association. The best way to improve or fix this, is to use supplemental oxygen. Portable oxygen can keep the brain and other organs healthy by providing oxygen at all times at any place, anytime, whenever needed.