A 32-year-old member asked:
Could oxygen therapy help improve long term lung problems such as copd or malformations?
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Addiction Medicine 34 years experience
Hypoxia: In people who are deemed to need oxygen from any cause but especially copd, because they are hypoxic, studies show that the only treatment that can prolong life is oxygen. All the others, such as steroid, bronchodilators, make the person feel better but don't prolong survival, if everything else equal.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Will oxygen therapy help improve long term lung problems such as COPD or malformations?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Depends....: Oxygen therapy is helpful only if the person's oxygen level in their blood is low. Then, oxygen is prescribed in the lowest dose possible to bring the oxygen level back up. Too much oxygen can actually cause lung damage so it is vital that the supplemental oxygen is prescribed and adjusted by a physician.
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Last updated Apr 29, 2016
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