U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 32-year-old member asked:

Could oxygen therapy help improve long term lung problems such as copd or malformations?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Nestor Del rosario
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.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership

Similar questions

A 43-year-old member asked:

Will oxygen therapy help improve long term lung problems such as COPD or malformations?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Sue Ferranti
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.

Related questions

A 64-year-old male asked:
3 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
A 34-year-old member asked:
2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
A 48-year-old member asked:
1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership
Last updated Apr 29, 2016

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.