Oxygen Levels and the Digestive System

Oxygen Levels and the Digestive System

It might sound strange, but the respiratory system and the digestive system depend on one another for optimal function. Because oxygen is essential to the proper functioning of the body, one of the...

Lung Capacity: What Does it Mean?

Lung Capacity: What Does it Mean?

For those of us with chronic pulmonary conditions, we may frequently hear our doctors and other people refer to our lung capacity. With all of the terminology that gets thrown around with a medical...

Liquid Oxygen: Weighing the Pros and Cons

Liquid Oxygen: Weighing the Pros and Cons

If you have a condition such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or pulmonary fibrosis, chances are that you might have a prescription for supplemental oxygen. Supplemental oxygen has...

Tips to Prevent Dryness from Oxygen Therapy

Tips to Prevent Dryness from Oxygen Therapy

Using supplemental oxygen as part of a treatment plan is common for many people who have a chronic lung disorders, such as COPD or pulmonary fibrosis. However, if you use oxygen therapy regularly,...

Oxygen Levels: What Do My Numbers Mean?

Oxygen Levels: What Do My Numbers Mean?

Oxygen levels don’t have to be confusing. Let’s make sense of them together. Let’s start with the obvious: what are oxygen levels? And from there, what do they mean? If you live with chronic...

Elevation and its Effect on Lung Disease

Elevation and its Effect on Lung Disease

From the lowest basins to the highest peaks, elevation can affect your breathing. Badwater Basin in Death Valley, California is the lowest point in the U.S. coming in at 282 feet below sea level....

Blood Oxygen Level: Is My Oxygen Level Normal?

Blood Oxygen Level: Is My Oxygen Level Normal?

When it comes to your blood oxygen level, a second-look can never hurt. Let’s be frank: if you’re currently living with a chronic lung disease like chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD),...