We carry Oxygen Concentrators from Airsep, Drive Medical, and Innova Labs!
Oxygen is essential to our survival; ambient air contains about 21% oxygen which is inhaled into the lungs and diffused through membranes into our blood. Certain medical conditions cause a shortage of oxygen in our body and we may need an increased supply of oxygen to stay active.
Home Oxygen Therapy is primarily used to treat a common lung condition called Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), which causes the body to become short of oxygen. COPD is a disease that includes both Chronic Bronchitis and Emphysema; you can have one or the other but often a combination of these diseases exist. In COPD the 2 main anatomical parts of the lung – the bronchial tubes and the alveoli – have become damaged. Oxygen therapy can also be used for other indications such as treatment of Heart Failure and other cardio-respiratory conditions.
An oxygen concentrator is a device which seperates the oxygen from ambient air to supply an oxygen-enriched gas stream. The earliest produced devices were large and required constant AC power; hence they were almost always used in a stationary location in a home or other care setting. Beginning in the early 2000s, the technology became available for companies to begin producing portable oxygen concentrators.
Portable concentrators can be powered from an electrical outlet or internal battery or external battery pack for operation away from home. Many portable oxygen concentrators can be plugged into the DC outlet of a vehicle, and most of these devices are suitable for ambulatory use.
Oxygen concentrators produce the equivalent of one to five liters per minute of continuous oxygen flow. Most use a version of pulse or demand flow to deliver oxygen only when the patient inhales. Oxygen concentrators are a more cost-efficient and safer alternative to tanks of oxygen or smaller pressurised cylinders. Unlike tanks or cylinders, they don't have to be refilled, which can be inconvenient and awkward. Medicare and other insurance companies much prefer Oxygen Concentrators to tanks or cylinders, because of the lower cost.
We have many different types of Oxygen Concentrators available in our Miami warehouse. We're certain we can find the right unit for your needs, just call us now!