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A Wake Up Call…… 49-year-old Aussie Russell Winwood was diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in 2011. Prior to his diagnosis, Winwood lived a carefree life, smoking socially and eating and drinking whatever he wanted.
At age 36 he got a huge wakeup call on Christmas day, when he collapsed from a stroke. Learn how Russell overcame COPD related stress and how home oxygen therapy gave him back his freedom!
Now for the big question after watching this video: Will you be sitting in the corner and feeling sorry for yourself?
or Go out there and keep fighting?
Stop Making Excuses Take advantage of our free advice on your supplemental oxygen requirements, so that you can regain an active lifestyle.
Are You Experiencing Breathing Problems Lately? Don’t Ignore Them
Many times, we feel ourselves running out of breath. Lack of exercise and ageing could be the reason.
But whatever it is, breathing difficulties isn’t something we should ignore,as it could be a sign of a serious health problem.
Watch this video and do spread the word.
Important Questions Before Purchasing Your First Home Oxygen Concentrator or Portable Concentrator
- What is my required dose of oxygen in litres per minute (LPM)?
- Do I need to use the concentrator while sleeping?
- Am I a mouth breather?
- Can I use pulse mode oxygen delivery when active?
- What battery life, do I need to suit my lifestyle?
Once you have the answers to these questions you are better informed to make sure you buy the right unit to suit your requirements.
Buying a second hand oxygen concentrator? Think again…
Owing to supplementary oxygen being prescribed more frequently over the last few years, there is a strong supply of second hand units available for purchase on a number of popular websites as well as privately. The reduced price is clearly very attractive to anyone on a tight budget, but buyer beware!!
Guide to using supplementary oxygen
Why we need oxygen? In order to sustain life our bodies take in oxygen at each breath. Clean dry air at sea level contains about 21% oxygen, 78% nitrogen and small amounts of other gases. Oxygen molecules move from the tiny alveoli cells in our lungs into the bloodstream where they are circulated throughout the body by the heart.
Can I overdose on Oxygen?
Many Australians have some form of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). COPD is a broad term that includes sufferers of emphysema, chronic bronchitis and chronic asthma or a combination of any of these three diseases. A chronic disease is a long-lasting condition that can be controlled but not cured.
Is it possible tooverdose on oxygen?
Understanding Emphysema and Supplemental Oxygen
Understanding Emphysema means inflate or swell. Which makes sense because in the lungs of people with emphysema, the alveolar air sacs which are the thin walled air spaces at the ends of the Airways where oxygen and carbon dioxide are exchanged become damaged or destroyed.
7 Good Reasons why the SimplyGo Mini is the Best Portable Oxygen
If you are looking for a light weight, high output portable oxygen concentrator, then the Simply Go Mini ticks all the boxes.
Your Simply Go Mini will accompany you wherever you go, providing you with medical grade oxygen and allowing you to continue to live your life much as before you were required to take supplementary oxygen.
Keeping your lungs in shape & working for you…
Airway clearance problems can be congenital (a person is born with them or is prone to the disorder) or may be acquired. Congenital conditions include genetic diseases such as cystic fibrosis, whilst acquired problems may be a result of smoking, exposure to chemicals or a result of infections such as pneumonia or whooping cough.
What is Afflovest?
AffloVest is the lightest, first truly portable High Frequency Chest Wall Oscillation (HFCWO) vest, now available in Australia with TGA approval. AffloVest is intended to be used to promote airway clearing and lung secretion mobilisation and may be prescribed by your doctor for certain respiratory and neuro-muscular diseases
The AffloVest pioneered mechanical oscillation airway clearance therapy for patients with severe respiratory diseases such as bronchiectasis, cystic fibrosis, and other neuromuscular diseases