What does medical oxygen do?

So lets go back to what does medical oxygen do? Some of you will already know the exact functions of this very important and vital medical piece of equipment but for those who want to find out more please do read on…

Medical oxygen is used to provide a basis for anaesthetic techniques, restore tissue oxygen tension in a wide range of condtions suc as COPD, asthma, hemorrhage and carbon monoxide poisoning.

Medical oxygen has an expiry of 3 years so this is very important to be kept in line with and liquid oxygen tanks deliver about 6 litres per minute.

Many people use medical oxygen to improve their condition by breathing in air that contains more oxygen from a cylinder. Breathing air with oxygen increases oxygen in your blood. This makes even the most simplest of activities such as walking much easier.

As long as you plan in advance with OxygenWorldwide you can still go on holiday! Oxygen can be delivered to your destination with enough supply to last your holiday duration. Please do find out if our team can help organise your next trip as we deliver to many countries across the world.

Oxygen + Sleep = Deep sleep


On national #FestivalOfSleepDay it is great to show how we can help improve sleep in our daily lives. Sleep is so important to every day function, health and wellbeing. After the craziness of all the recent festivities its time to sit back and make sure we get all the ‘shut eye’ we need.

For those that have medical conditions such as asthma, COPD or parkinson’s night-time problems can be common and affect people at different stages but the main problem is sleep deprivation causing serious consequences on your physical health.

Exposure to high levels of oxygen encourages the brain to remain in deep, restorative sleep, according to a new study by University of Alberta neuroscientists. The research highlights the potential for oxygen therapy for humans in a clinical setting.

“Oxygen therapy could be used to enhance slow-wave states during sleep to ensure that individuals who may have disrupted sleep are getting enough of the restorative, slow-wave sleep,” said Dickson. “Of course, this has to be tested first before it could become a therapeutic reality.”

The study was published in the Journal of Neurophysiology.

#FestivalOfSleepDay helps promote getting that extra bit of sleep you need, make sure you rest and relax and wind down in the evenings after work. If at home make sure you are comfortable, even going to bed earlier helps get some extra snooze. With more sleep we can function much better giving our bodies the rest it needs especially if we have respiratory conditions.

OxygenWorldwide provides medical oxygen 24/7 across many locations internationally. Find out more here

In need of oxygen?

Do you need oxygen?

We have a team of experts for all your medical oxygen needs. 24/7 contact when you are one of our customers, available to 120 countries and we speak 5 languages.

When it comes to your health you need knowledgable, caring and friendly experts to help plan and guide you or help you when you need us.

OxygenWorldwide is a company for all your medical oxygen needs whilst traveling.

Traveling during winter?

Winter is here…

Winter is here and we all notice and feel it from dark evenings even closer to putting on that cosy pair of socks when you get home. Most of us find it eady to stay at home during these months of the year but some may opt to travel to see relatives and friends during the festive season. Whether staying wrapped up indoors or planning a trip make sure you have followed preacaustios to stay safe when you have your oxygen equipment with you.

  •  Keep your medical oxygen unit at least 8-10 feet away from these heat sources to prevent explosions from the highly combustible concentrated oxyge
  • Chapped lips and dry skin are unfortunate marks of the season. When you’re picking a lotion to replenish parched skin, stay away from petroleum-based ointments. These substances can create violent reactions with medical oxygen, leading to burns around areas of application. Opt for aloe vera, cocoa butter, or water-based products instead, especially for dry nasal passages.
  • But what about spare tanks? Never store them in cabinets, closets or other unventilated areas, next to heat sources, or under curtains, clothing or fabrics. If a cart to store the oxygen tank upright is not available, store tanks flat on its side and safe from rolling. Store empty tanks separate from full ones.
  • Your tubing is prone to cracks when transferring from heat to cold quickly, so tuck them carefully inside of your clothing. Additionally, an abrupt drop in temperature creates damaging condensation in your tank, so bundle your device into a blanket or thermal covering before you step out of the house to retain heat.

If you are planning to travel abroad then OxygenWorldwide offers help when going away with medical oxygen. There is always someone available to contact if you have anything to be questioned or your oxygen tank is not 1000%. The 24 hour service is for our clients and one of our expert team members is always on hand to help.

We take care of everyone…

At OxygenWorldwide no matter how young we will take care.

Respiratory diseases are amongst all ages and therefore we are a service that takes this into consideration. You may be travelling to Disneyland in America or to your holiday retreat in Spain but what ever destination you choose we will make sure your care is in good hands.

Asthma, which one do i have?

Although there are many different types of asthma, there are many patterns to which ones but they are all to do with inflammination of the airways. There are many types of asthma but mainly the follwoing ones listed here:

  • Allergic asthma
  • Non-allergic asthma
  • Allergic bronchopulmonary mycosis
  • Aspirin-induced asthma
  • Adult-onset asthma
  • Asthma with fixed airflow obstruction
  • Exercise-induced asthma
  • Cough-variant asthma
  • Work-related asthma
  • Nighttime (Nocturnal) asthma
  • Asthma with obesity

Asthma is a long term disese and even though there may be different types based on lung function and symptoms it can be controlled.

Just the ticket…

Here at OxygenWorldwide we treat all our customers not just like a number. We as a team have been looking after our customers to travel with no stress with medical oxygen in over 50 countries across the globe.

Many of our customers travel with COPD, asthma, bronchitus, respiratory problems to name a few and are delighted that our services help them have their long awaited vacation, visit their loved ones many times a year.

Travelling with medical oxygen seems complicated but speak to one of our advisors and the dream can become a reality.

Breathing long-term

Life can bring many challenges and coping with a long-term illness can seem to affect every part of your life. Managing and self-management is the key to improving your well-being and coping with flare-ups and challenges.

Oxygen therapy is one major part to this and understanding the treatment and how it works will help you. Many people will feel some anxiety towards using medical oxygen long-term. We all need oxygen as this is our ‘fuel’ and if there is a lack of oxygen in the blood oxygen therapy is needed to keep the body functioning.
If there is a chronic lack of oxygen this can lead to fatigue, problems with memory and concentration or swelling of the legs amongst other complications.
Medical oxygen helps to keep your organs functioning sufficiently and maintain blood oxygen levels to what is needed for you to maintain a normal life.
Oxygen therapy is beneficial long-term, some may need it for 15 hours a day or whilst sleeping but you will feel the effects long-term to help you feel less tired, more movement even with exercising and better sleep.
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