About Oxygen Therapy
There are many benefits of oxygen therapy.
- Oxygen therapy can assist with the growth and development in children with chronic lung conditions.
- In adults with chronic lung disease, studies have shown that long-term oxygen therapy has improved quality and length of life.
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How Oxygen Gets from the Oxygen System to Your Body
Oxygen therapy can be delivered to your body by a few different methods
- Cannula: Oxygen is commonly delivered by a small plastic tube called a cannula. The cannula is placed under the nostrils and delivers oxygen to the airways. Oxygen can also be delivered similarly by a facemask.
- Transtracheal Oxygen Catheter: An alternative to a nasal cannula is a transtracheal oxygen catheter. This can be used when oxygen therapy is used continuously for a long time at a high flow rate. A thin tube is placed in your neck so oxygen is delivered directly into your windpipe (trachea). Talk with your health care provider if you are considering transtracheal oxygen.
- Oxygen Saving Device: If you need a lot of oxygen (high flow rate) or want to be very active, your healthcare provider may consider an oxygen saving device for you. These devices include reservoir or demand delivery. Ask your healthcare provider for more information on these devices.