Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is the 5th leading cause of death in Hong Kong, and further increases in its prevalence and mortality can be predicted in the coming decades.
COPD is a common preventable and treatable disease, is characterized by persistent airflow limitation that is usually progressive and associated with an enhanced chronic inflammatory response in the airways and the lung to noxious particles or gases.
To provide high concentration of oxygen through oxygen source (i.e. oxygen concentrator, portable oxygen concentrator or oxygen cylinder ) to patient with cannula to improve their blood oxygen saturation (SpO2).
Long-Term Oxygen Therapy (LTOT) is the common treatment for the following diseases associated with hypoxemia & hypoxia, such as:
With Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), you may be suffered from shortage of breath, fatigueness & dizziness when doing exercise or walking upstairs. However, through the advice from medical professional, oxygen therapy can help you to improve your situation. Meanwhile, you should notice that oxygen is a drug and need to strictly follow doctor’s prescription.
Oxygen therapy increases the oxygen in your blood and provides a range of benefits that include1-2:
Stationary use oxygen concentrator is the most commonly used oxygen generating device. Simply connect the power source and the oxygen concentrator will extract and filter out oxygen from air continuously without putting any additional chemical materials. It is very economical and easy to operate for elderly daily use.
Portable and Transportable oxygen concentrator are lightweight & small in size and equipped with battery for outdoor use. You can maintain your lifestyle enjoy a long outdoor time by choosing a suitable portable oxygen device.
Other option for outdoor activity is oxygen cylinder.
Oxygen cylinder can use as a backup when your oxygen concentrator is not function well or during electricity failure. It is easy to operate and economical. It could be coupled with oxygen conserving device to extend it’s usage hour.
Oxygen Cannula and other accessories can support patient to have a more comfortable oxygen therapy.
With our 30 years of experience in servicing LTOT users, we provide different service and product for our patient. We have developed the “Relief” Oxygen Support Program", a comprehensive education and follow up program specially designed for LTOT patients.
Moreover, we have different solutions in oxygen therapy, such as home use, mobility use and safety use.
1. Nocturnal Oxygen Therapy Trial Group. Continuous or nocturnal oxygen therapy in hypoxemic chronic obstructive lung disease: a clinical trial. Ann Intern Med 1980; 93: 391-398
2. Report of the Medical Research Council Working Party. Long-term domiciliary oxygen therapy in chronic hypoxic cor pulmonale complicating chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Lancet 1981; 1: 681-686