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Long Term Home Oxygen Therapy

Treatment of COPD

Long Term Home Oxygen Therapy (LTOT)

More and more people are using oxygen therapy outside the hospital, giving them the freedom to lead active, productive lives. People with asthma, emphysema, chronic bronchitis, occupational lung disease, lung cancer, cystic fibrosis, or congestive heart failure may use oxygen therapy at home.

Benefits of LTOT

  • Increase survival rate, if oxygen is worn for at least 15 hours per day
  • Decrease shortness of breath
  • Improve quality of life
  • Decrease feeling of being tired
  • Improve sleep
  • Decrease work of the heart

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