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When do you need supplemental oxygen to live?

When do you need supplemental oxygen to live?

There is no such thing as becoming “dependent on” or “addicted to” supplemental oxygen — everybody needs a constant supply of oxygen to live. If there is not enough oxygen in your bloodstream to supply your tissues and cells, then you need supplemental oxygen to keep your organs and tissues healthy.

How long does it take to rent a house in Spain?

If you are thinking about selling up and moving to Spain then my advice is, if you really MUST try living in Spain then don’t sell your house in the UK, don’t burn all your bridges, try live in Spain for 6 months or 1 year by renting a house for that length of time.

How much does it cost to live in Spain?

Near the coasts, seafood is fresh and affordably priced. $100 a week would provide ample groceries for a healthy Mediterranean diet. Utilities (electricity and water) can range from $70 to $200 or more each month depending on climate and square footage (using air conditioning during the summer heat can push these costs up).

What happens when you don’t have enough oxygen?

You may be more alert, sleep better and be in a better mood. You may be able to do more activities such as traveling, including traveling to high altitudes. Symptoms such as shortness of breath may be caused by something other than lack of oxygen. In these cases, supplemental oxygen may not relieve the symptom.

What should your oxygen level be during the night?

Normal oxygen levels are generally between 99% and 95% during waking hours. During the night your oxygen levels naturally drop because you don’t breathe as deeply while sleeping. Your oxygen saturation levels should ideally remain above 90%.

When to use an oxygen concentrator at night?

If your saturation levels dip below 88% your doctor is likely to prescribe supplemental oxygen for nighttime use. Many portable oxygen concentrators are equipped for use while sleeping. If your body is subjected to low oxygen levels for prolonged periods of time the damage can be permanent and severe.

Is there a place for home oxygen therapy?

There is certainly a place for home oxygen therapy but, as with any medical treatment, we should consider it carefully in consultation with the patient to determine whether it is likely to be used, offer any therapeutic benefit. Home oxygen is costly, much of it goes unused and can result in considerable anxiety and distress.

Can a 87 year old live with home oxygen?

I remember one 87 year old gentleman for whom home oxygen was not just unhelpful but potentially harmful. He had severe emphysema but was able to potter around at home, remaining independent with the support of his equally elderly wife. Unfortunately, he required a hospital admission for bilateral pneumonia and hypercapnic respiratory failure.