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Oxyggen Tubing.....

Oxyggen Tubing.....

Why would you put your oxygen tubing in a dryer w/a. Towel???

A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

@A MyCOPDTeam Member I believe I read that on the website for the tube's manufacturer... BUT warm does work. Can't wait for summer to stretch my new one… read more

posted 28 days ago

Do You Require Oxygen At 80% Oxygen

Do You Require Oxygen At 80% Oxygen

At what level of oxygen sats do you require oxygen treatment.80%,g.p sent me home with antibiotics and orednisolone for 3days,still the same.Sent me home after surgery at 80%.Stayed at this level since.

A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

Yes they make me stay on it if it's below 90

posted over 4 years ago

I Have Stage 3 Copd I Want To Fly From Cali To Nigeria. Im On 24 /7oxygen . Can I Take Oxygen On Plane

I Have Stage 3 Copd I Want To Fly From Cali To Nigeria. Im On 24 /7oxygen . Can I Take Oxygen On Plane

A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

And also higher 02 level is needed when flying due to altitude changes. I'm on 3 litres per minute so I move to 4 when flying. Also you need a letter to… read more

posted 30 days ago

Does Anyone Know If The Wei Institute Herbal Treatments Work. Has Anyone On The COPD Team Actually Tried The Treatment?

Does Anyone Know If The Wei Institute Herbal Treatments Work. Has Anyone On The COPD Team Actually Tried The Treatment?

Regarding the question "does anyone know if the Wei Institute herbal treatments work". I see a few responses that say it is a scam, but has anyone on the COPD team actually tried the treatment and if so, what were the results? My physical rehab therapist has seen very positive results in 3 of 5 patients. One was able to get off oxygen and her FEV1 went from 30% to 50%. Anyone with first hand… read more

A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

I have taken the three herbs 21 capsules a day for almost three weeks. Had severe gastro issues. Ended up in the hospital for one week. Was contacted by… read more

posted 3 months ago

Oxgen While Exercising

Oxgen While Exercising

Currently at a rehab and respiratory theripst seems to feel we should try exercising without oxygen. I find it hard and my o2 drops and heartrate goes to high. Shouldn't we be exercising with out oxgen if our sats decrease on exertion?

A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

Yes. I use 2L us usually but my Dr said when moving around A lot or exercising I should be on three or four seems to keep my oxygen up

posted 2 months ago

Does Anyone Use That Or Heard About It .............if So How Much Better Is It As Reg. Oxygen ???

Does Anyone Use That Or Heard About It .............if So How Much Better Is It As Reg. Oxygen ???

Newly introduced treatment contains 60 percent helium with 40 percent oxygen to increase energy by over 200 percent. Because helium is less dense than oxygen, patients with COPD can deplete their lungs more completely than with higher levels of oxygen. However, the downside to this treatment is that it is considerably more expensive due to the amount of helium present. It is currently being used in Canada and widespread… read more

A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

hi tony, I will check that out. I'm on oxygen 24/7. i'm learning how to work with it. so far each day it gets easier. I thank God for the love and… read more

posted over 4 years ago

This Is Probably A Stupid Question, But Is Using Oxygen The Only Way You Can Increase Your Oxygen Level?

This Is Probably A Stupid Question, But Is Using Oxygen The Only Way You Can Increase Your Oxygen Level?

I am not on oxygen yet, but today my levels have see sawed between 91 and 97 all day. First time they have done that. I have been extremely busy and done some pretty physical work today (really overdid it I think), plus breathing in dust from floor layers working. I am so tired!! Have taken a nebby treatment and I had one puff from my Albuterol earlier today plus my regular Symbicort dosage. Did I mess up with… read more

A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

From john I’m on 92 witch is good for me when I’m on oxygen at night I’m up to 97 keep saying this buy a small fan it will push the air down you will… read more

posted over 2 years ago

Who Has To Take Breathing Treatments 4 Times A Day?

Who Has To Take Breathing Treatments 4 Times A Day?

I'm on oxygen at night and then the 4 breathing treatments a day. 27 pills a day. anyone on this much meds? the meds are going to kill me.....any one else feel this way.

A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

Do you have underlying health problems that you need to take the meds for.I have one tablet for copd and three inhalers and the rest are for other… read more

posted over 3 years ago

Oxygen Therapy Are There Any Symptoms To Look For When You Might Need Oxygen Therapy?

Oxygen Therapy Are There Any Symptoms To Look For When You Might Need Oxygen Therapy?

my copd symptoms seem to be getting worse, I get out of breath with or without exertion, more so when moving around, im also tired all the time for no apparent reason.
none of my treatment options seem to help anymore? whats up, does anyone know what could be going on with me?

A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

But by fev1 level is less than 40% of normal. I know that can't be good .dr said he wants to see my numbers go up he changed my medications to breoread more

posted over 2 years ago