Benefits of Oxygen Therapy
The benefits of oxygen therapy may include:
- Reducing breathlessness
- Increasing your ability to maintain an active lifestyle
- Helping to reduce stress on other organs
Although no studies have shown that supplemental oxygen prolongs life in pulmonary fibrosis (PF) patients, some studies demonstrate that supplemental oxygen extends life in patients living with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). For some PF patients with prolonged low oxygen levels (or who need oxygen 24 hours a day), use of oxygen can lower the stress on the heart and blood vessels in the lungs.
Medicare Patients’ Oxygen RightsPatients with original Medicare have rights that cover things like the types of equipment that they receive, the services that they receive, and the right to make a complaint. Learn more in the Medicare Patients’ Oxygen Rights brochure.
Oxygen Basics BookletThis booklet provides an in-depth overview of the the basics of supplemental oxygen, including equipment, getting started, Medicare information, and traveling.