Corona and Medical Oxygen – What you need to know…

Coronavirus & oxygen therapy.

Do you have an underlying disease?

Perhaps this might be an idea…

Because the coronavirus has to do with your respiratory system, oxygen therapy will be given while your body fights the virus.

But what happens before you become infected with the virus and you need relief while having breathing problems?

In that case, you might want to have a medical oxygen device at hand.

Consult your doctor or specialist if he or she considers this an option.

for TEMPORARY medical oxygen equipment supply contact:

OxygenWorldwide

also if you are in need for oxygen while travelling.

Coronavirus helping the planet…

  • Worldwide there is less carbon emission due to people staying at home, closed factories, cancelled events like trade fairs and of course less airline/cruise and car travel.

And what can we learn from this crisis?

For example: 

  • That remote and online working or education has a positive effect on our carbon footprint!
  • So do video-conferences!
  • Less use of coal and oil results in cleaner air.
  • We will be looking differently at globalization.
  • We will be better prepared when another virus pops-up.
  • And for now, more family time!

Coronavirus – is it a hype?

A hype is commonly used to term a situation where you should be afraid of a scare.

We had about 20 of those ‘scares’ in the last 20 years.

For example there was the SARA virus (2003), Q fever (2009), Ebola (2013) and Zika virus (2017).

The media play a vital role in this as some fight to gain more journalist scores and get any piece of the story to the public – factual or not.

Emotions can be contagious, we must be careful that we do not infect one another at that level.

But will it last or will it be over by the summer? Time will tell…

Planning to travel but in the need for medical oxygen? Contact OxygenWorldwide for travel advice and your oxygen needs.

7 POSITIVE THINGS about the CORONAVIRUS

1 – We know what causes the disease, compared to for example, AIDS where it took 2 years to identify it.
2 – We know how to diagnose someone.
3 – The situation in China is improving.
4 – 81% is a mild version.
5 – The majority of infected people are healed, there are 13 times more
recoveries than deaths and this number is increasing.
6 – Children are almost unaffected.
7 – Coronavirus is easily inactivated by means of e.g.ethanol etc.

Going to travel and in need of oxygen?
www.OxygenWorldwide.com

Coronavirus vs Flu (influenza).

Can one have both at the same time? Yes.

Are the symptoms the same? More or less.

What are those?

  • Respiratory problems.
  • Headache and muscle aches.

How can you distinguish coronavirus symptoms?

Only with medical tests.

In 90% corona infected people have high fever.

+ in 70% corona infected people have a dry cough.

Men are more at risk than women and children.

Is there a vaccine?

There is one for the flu.

But there is still no vaccine against corona.

Does everybody infected with the corona virus die?

No, in most cases it will be mild but…in case the symptoms get worse one can be treated in a hospital.

What to do if you suspect you are infected.

Don’t go to the hospital but call you doctor for advice.

And last but not least…if you are in need for medical oxygen, www.oxygenworldwide.com

Oxygen Therapy and Living With It

For those who need oxygen via a machine living with it sometimes is tough. You need to adapt to a way of life but also not let it hinder your well-being and what you can do.

Oxygen is your life and do not feel you are confined to staying at home as you are connected to a machine. 

Oxygen therapy has come a long way but today the smallest and most versatile portable equipment is available. Medical oxygen allows patients the ability to go on holiday, travel, exercise and be on the move 24/7 as you increase your oxygen blood levels that help stop symptoms, breathing difficulties and prevent heart damage.

A few do’s and don’ts

Keep cylinders upright at all times whilst at home

Make sure you have working fire alarms and detectors in your home

Don’t use flammable liquids and keep away from heat such as gas hobs

Don’t let anyone smoke near you whilst you are using your oxygen


For all your oxygen needs here are some useful links and groups plus if you need to travel and go on holiday with your oxygen speak to one of our experienced advisers or let us call you.

Are you gasping for air?

Photo by Jeremy Bishop on Unsplash

You could have Pulmonary Fibrosis. This is a condition that when you experience shortness of breathe it is due to the tissue in the lungs becoming thick and scarred over time.

Top facts on PF:

  1. Occurs mostly in the 50 to 70 age group
  2. Could be caused by environmental e.g pollution, viral infections or chemotherapy, or radiation plus if it is in your family history.
  3. Symptoms such as a bad cough, shortness of breath, aches and pains and tiredness.

If you are diagnosed with Pulmonary Fibrosis one remedy is using medical oxygen to help with your breathing. Find out here what OxygenWorldwide have to offer and why you should choose us when looking for medical oxygen.

How to keep breathing

We all needs to breath 24 hours a day, every day so some much needed support from oxygen suppliers is needed. The working day may be 9 to 5 and people go home and switch off but when you have an essential, vital need you cant have this added worry especially when travelling abroad with medical oxygen.

That’s why OxygenWorldwide offers a 24 hour service for all its customers in English, Spanish, German, French and Dutch. Now that is service and a company that understand and with its years of working in this field they care and understand their customers.

When travelling you would not want the added worry, stress or even language barrier if something went wrong with your oxygen supply or concentrator so let OxygenWorldwide put you at ease for you next holiday.

The science of cluster headaches and how oxygen helps…


A rare type of headache that affects about 1 to 2 people in every 1,000

Migraine Trust
cluster headaches
  • Cluster headache is the only indication for oxygen therapy in the absence of hypoxia
  • During attacks patients are often restless, agitated, or both
  • Attacks typically last for 15 to 180 minutes untreated and have a frequency of 1 every other day for up to 8 attacks a day
  • Using inhaled high-flow oxygen is more likely to result in being pain-free after 15 minutes
  • Oxygen therapy can be administered at different flow rates
  • High flow oxygen is very effective in some patients in relieving symptoms of an acute cluster headache quickly and safely
  • Cluster headache bouts alternate with remission periods, when patients are pain free
  • In the majority of these patients, the headaches occur in clusters (bouts) with daily attacks for several weeks
  • Oxygen is one of the safest ways to treat cluster headache