Home oxygen therapy

Oxygen therapy is prescribed for many people with chronic lung disease who have low blood oxygen levels.  The body can tolerate low levels of oxygen for short periods of time, but low levels of oxygen for long periods of time can cause problems in your vital organs.  Home oxygen therapy helps return your blood oxygen levels to normal, thus reducing the damage to your vital organs. 

Oxygen therapy is usually prescribed to prolong life and it may also improve the quality of life of the recipient. While the use of oxygen may relieve shortness of breath, in many cases it does not.