Oxygen For Asthma
Find relief with oxygen
What is asthma?
Asthma is a condition that affects airways in the lungs. Airways are tubes that carry air in and out of your lungs and they can become inflamed and narrowed, and produce extra mucus. This makes breathing difficult as it is harder for air to flow out of your airways when you breathe resulting in shortness of breath.
While asthma may just be a mere inconvenience for some people, for many others, asthma proves to be a life-threatening condition that can affect the quality of their lives majorly.
Symptoms of Asthma
Asthma symptoms vary from person to person.
Some asthma signs and symptoms include:
- Shortness of breath
- Chest tightness or pain
- Coughing or wheezing attacks that are worsened by a respiratory virus, such as a cold or the flu
There are also certain situations in which asthma symptoms may flare up/ trigger:
- Exercise-induced asthma, which may be worse when the air is cold and dry
- Occupational asthma, triggered by workplace irritants such as chemical fumes, gases or dust
- Allergy-induced asthma, triggered by airborne substances, such as pollen, mould spores, cockroach waste, or particles of skin and dried saliva shed by pets (pet dander)
*above symptoms cited in (Mayo Clinic, 2022)
what is Supplemental Oxygen?
Boost Oxygen is a portable oxygen canister that provides the body with up to 95% concentrated oxygen. It can be used to deal with various conditions including asthma.
Oxygen is a key ingredient to a healthy functioning body. Our bodies use oxygen to provide energy for various bodily processes and functions. When a person experience hypoxia (low oxygen levels in blood), they may feel shortness of breath, fatigue and many other symptoms. Oxygen therapy provides extra oxygen to people who have low blood oxygen levels.
Clients that use Boost Oxygen experience a faster relief of their asthmatic attacks as Boost Oxygen supplies high concentration oxygen immediately.
how does Supplemental oxygen work?
When an individual experiences an asthma attack, the muscles surrounding their bronchial tubes constrict which affects air going in and out of the person’s lungs. If a person’s bronchial tubes are narrow, breathing becomes extremely difficult and they will be unable to take in enough oxygen. Oxygen therapy works by supplying the lungs with supplementary oxygen when levels are low.
Additionally, oxygen therapy can provide the following benefits for people with low oxygen levels:
- decreased shortness of breath
- increased energy levels
- improved sleep
*cited in (MedicalNewsToday, 2021)
Our Boost Oxygen canisters contain oxygen from 95% to 100% pure oxygen. These canisters come in various sizes to allow for users to decide a size that best suit their needs. Oxygen canisters can prove to be handy as an on-the-go supplementary oxygen canister to help users suffering from asthma attacks to be supplied with additional oxygen that helps provide immediate relief.