- Its not as difficult as you think to travel with medical oxygen
- Now we may be biased but with over 20 years experience here at OxygenWorldwide we can help organise this for your holiday
- If travelling abroad by train, coach or car then as long as you plan ahead any mode of transport is possible
- First speak with your doctor to make sure you are fit to travel especially as some airlines will want to know if you are certified Fit to Fly
- Plan how long you will be abroad for as this will determine how much medical oxygen you will need to pre-book in advance along with some spare (just in case)
- Make sure you take all your required medications with you
- Lastly enjoy your holiday and relax and explore
Now for all of you out there who may enjoy a sing in the shower, bursting out at home whilst cleaning, singing along to your Alexa or Google hone so of you may who may not sing either but have lung problems or breathing difficulties read this!
Even listening to music can help you mentally feel much happier, positive and upbeat (pardon the pun!). This is turn will make you feel so much healthier in day to day life. You may already take part in a singing group or just as a hobby at home or in the car but it is said that due to its positivity an improvement in your health will ultimately help you. Music and other creative activities can make you feel healthier and more positive. There’s increasing evidence that singing regularly as part of a group is good for your soul and health. It seems to be especially good at improving your quality of life if you’re living with a lung condition.
There are no excuses to improve your health with a lung condition especially those who have medical oxygen to aid breathing to make sure you…
Sing to your heart’s content
Now its time to play your favourite classic record, turn on your favourite radio station or watch and discover new music on YouTube or spotify. Create your own set of playlists for you to listen to depending on your mood that day.
Whether this is rock, pop, jazz, swing or simple melodies, classical or rap – any genre of music and singing will improve your well-being.
Our blog articles are normally here to help give advice and tips for those travelling with medical oxygen and today we want to show you how we have been experts in this field for over 20 years.
This is what we do:
- OxygenWorldwide arranges oxygen delivery worldwide for oxygen users on holiday or staying abroad for a longer period of time, also in case of a tour through several countries.
- All OxygenWorldwide employees are multilingual. Our customer service staff speaks five languages.
- OxygenWorldwide arranges oxygen at home after hospital discharge.
- OxygenWorldwide delivers liquid oxygen (LOX), cylinders and (portable) concentrators.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us
- Keep your medical equipment in safe places and always upright and any spares keep away from heat indoors or behind curtains
- Don’t get too hot! Keep any portable oxygen concentrators, medical oxygen tanks away from fires, candles, stoves and heaters that are on during the colder months to avoid explosions.
- Going outside? Prepare well as extreme changes in temperature may cause condensation in your tank or cracking on any tubing. Keep what you can under your clothes or a blanket to kept equipment insulated.
The European Lung Association show us the The Hypoxic Challenge test, also known as a fit to fly test.
You breathe in air that has less oxygen than normally and the test monitors the results. The test will help decide if you need oxygen when you fly and then you can prepare to organise this for your next trip.
If you require medical oxygen for your next holiday let us know! Drop us an online enquiry here.
Cluster headaches happen in periods and are one of the most painful type of headache with very intense pain – usually in the middle of the night when you are trying to sleep. Here are some types of treatment that can help relieve cluster headaches:
- Oxygen – Using oxygen can help reduce and give relief of symptoms. Using this method of oxygen is safe and there are many portable oxygen concentrators available to hire or buy on the market. If you need to go on holiday then you can speak to OxygenWorldwide to help arrange what oxygen you need whilst abroad.
2. Triptans – This is an injection format to teat the headaches and used mainly for the less aggressive migraine. To start with you can go to your GP or specialist to learn how to inject to begin with. This method acts faster than for example inhaling with a nasal spray but you may feel more comfortable with a spray than an injection.
3. Local anesthetics – This method is a better form if you prefer to have something through the nose and can be used over the injection method.
Cluster headaches range in severeness so you would need to discuss all your options with your specialist to find out and discuss what is right for you. Sufferers need some form of relief as it is very painful and disruptive to your day-to-day life.
There are many medical reasons for why babies may need medical oxygen when going home such as difficulty catching breathe, apnea and many other airway problems that develop after birth.
Your baby may need a certain type of medical oxygen which may be an oxygen concentrator which can be used throughout the day or night and also allow you to travel.
As long as you have back up oxygen you will never run out.
Careful planning will ensure you can always rely on enough oxygen to last you whilst at home or travelling and keeping all of this attached to your pram whilst out of home and also in your baby’s room at night.
If your baby requires medical oxygen to help or aid breathing speak to your doctor’s to seek the best advice, equipment and what to do at home before you return to make it comfortable and safe for what your baby needs.
Coping with COPD is hard but when you start to get stressed, worried or upset or even whilst you are exercising, this may cause even more trouble breathing especially if you work yourself into being upset and tense your whole body. This in turn will cause shortened breaths and difficulty breathing normally.
In order to try and help there are a couple of techniques that could be advised to try. These techniques help focus on your breathing and slow down the panic and tensing up which stops your body from being able to breathe properly.
- One is a belly breathing exercise which you should get more advise from your doctor about the correct technique but ultimately using your diaphragm more with it rising as you breathe in through your nose and lower as you breathe slowly out your mouth.
- The second is breathing through your nose and out through partially closed lips. This is a great exercise to use during exercise when you may feel short of breath. Breathe out slowly don’t rush as this aids to help you able to exercise for longer intervals.
Feel free to speak or comment on our blog as we have a community of readers who require oxygen every day and may be able to help you if you have any questions.
OxygenWorldwide allows you to travel worldwide with medical oxygen arranging the safe delivery at your destination for your trip.
Before you arrange your holiday visit your GP or doctor to get a written letter stating that you are fit for travel.
Just give yourself plenty of time prior to your trip to arrange everything you need for your oxygen supply when going abroad for your holidays. Make sure you let your accommodation hosts or company know that you will be having a delivery of medical oxygen on your stay dates.
Contact OxygenWorldwide for all your oxygen needs for at your destination. The team can provide you will quotes and arrange everything medical oxygen wise for you for your stay.
Lots of research and articles by scientists explain just how breathing and how you breathe can connect to the brain and different parts when not our automatic action of breaths.
There are different types of therapies such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, trauma therapy, or various types of spiritual exercises which all involve focusing and regulating breathing but does controlling inhaling and exhaling have any profound effect on your behaviour? This is the question many researchers have been trying to discover. So far it has been researched that it can gain control and aid towards calmness and focusing more.
Focusing on breathing or doing breathing exercises could adapt the brain. This has potential in a range of jobs that require extreme focus. Athletes, for example, have long been known to improve performance statistics with their breathing.
These studies can be found via the study, conducted by my post-doctoral researcher, Dr. Jose Herrero, in collaboration with Dr. Ashesh Mehta, a renowned neurosurgeon at NorthShore University Hospital in Long Island.