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How does Oxygen Therapy Treatment work?

Oxygen therapy consists of a treatment used to compensate for the lack of oxygen in the blood or body. This can occur due to some diseases such as COPD or pulmonary fibrosis. It is important to carry out medical follow-up to understand the best treatment for you.

Treatment: The Role of VitalAire

One of the main anxieties of patients who receive the news that they will have to undergo treatment with home oxygen therapy is whether, as a result, they will lose the ability to perform day-to-day tasks.This is really an extremely important issue for us at VitalAire, as we want to deliver quality of life to our customers.With this in mind, we develop solutions that allow the patient to have mobility, so that he does not miss the best that life has to offer.With medical consent, the patient can and should work, do outdoor activities and even travel. The main airlines allow the use of portable oxygen concentrators during flights, it is important to pay attention to the approved equipment models

Oxygen Therapy Service

Oxygen therapy is initially prescribed by a doctor. Following this prescription, VitalAire guarantees safety and care 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, in addition to offering the best services and oxygen therapy devices on the market.

Home care or the oxygen therapy program requests the delivery of all the medical devices necessary for your oxygen therapy treatment, and it is important to address the following topics:

  • Preliminary security assessments to verify that the residence has the necessary equipment
  • Continued education and monitoring in the use of equipment and treatment to ensure a service that adapts to your daily life and lifestyle;
  • Home care specialist health professionals
  • The call center is available after hours for emergencies
  • Preventive and corrective technical assistance services 

Periodic monitoring is also important to ensure the supply of oxygen (medical oxygen cylinders, depending on the device in question), the maintenance of medical devices and the renewal of accessories (extensions, cannulas, mask... ).

The extended home oxygen therapy service (greater than or equal to 3 months) differs depending on the oxygen source:

  • The oxygen concentrator  is a compressor that captures oxygen from the ambient air (consisting mainly of nitrogen). These oxygen compressors can be stationary or mobile (more compact) and require a power supply (batteries for portable concentrators). The choice of concentrator type is made in consultation with your prescribing physician;
It is important that you understand your condition. During the course of the disease, it is possible to experience phases of exacerbation (i.e. acute bronchitis, bad cold, shortness of breath, etc). Consult your doctor if in doubt.


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