5 tips for beating the January blues

Blow away those January Blues

Just because you may have a medical condition such as asthma, COPD, Bronchitis doesn’t meant you are more sceptical to the January Blues than others. Its that dark time of year when you can turn the blues into a positive whoever you are:

  1. Exercise helps the body and the mind and if you do this regularly it will increase your health and your energy as well as your well-being
  2. Try something new whether this is starting a new hobby, booking that dream holiday or visiting friends that you haven’t seen in a while.
  3. Eating a well-balanced diet can also help. regular meals throughout the day and also a balanced menu will help you feel better, help digestion and give you the correct nutrients and vitamins your body needs for fuel.
  4. Read more – reading helps to relax, de-stress and also gives you some calmful ‘you time’ to get lost in a good novel and re-focus your thoughts.
  5. Get outside – fresh air, daylight and walking will help you mentally and physically and help to blow away those cobwebs.

Asthma Attack back at you!

Here are the top reasons why medical oxygen helps to fight back if you have asthma. For those who suffer from asthma or similar breathing conditions using medical oxygen can help your symptoms and the lack of oxygen you experience throughout your daily life.

  1. The biggest reason is that using medical oxygen means this gives you more oxygen into your lungs. This is the one thing you do need and the most important. Say yes to more oxygen in your lungs!
  2. It means you can not be isolated and can travel, go outside and even explore the world. Medical oxygen can be supplied so that you can carry this portable device with you! Great news book your next adventure as your oxygen can be supplied to you at your destination – see here!
  3. Lastly it helps regain your well-being and health. Be able to breathe again and maintain a good daily life means you will not only be able to do more but this will help you mentally with feeling happier, healthier and remove all those negative effects when feeling down or that there is no way out.

5 tips if you are home this winter and using medical oxygen…

Medical oxygen can help with a variety of needs such as if you have any of the following medical conditions:

Asthma
Bronchitis
Sleep apnea
Emphysema
COPD
Pneumonia

  1. If you use a cannula make sure you clean it every couple of weeks. You can also use a mask as an option too which should be cleaned or changed after a month.
  2. If your portable oxygen concentrator has an external filter, this may need to be rinsed out each week. Always check with your oxygen company for the exact recommendations as this may differ by model or brand of machine.
  3. Stay warm when you are indoors if in a colder climate – keep your temperature at a good level so you do not feel cold and catch other problems whilst sitting at home.
  4. Try and move if you are not going outside as much as the darker nights draw in. To keep mobile make sure you walk around your house and also try and do chair exercises these are great if you are not very mobile and also mean you can watch your favourite programme at the same time!
  5. If you are now at home make sure if you are planning your summer trip away as you dream of your next dose of sunshine to check out and message our team at OxygenWorldwide

Does oxygen help with sleep apnea?

It is natural for your oxygen levels to fall lower when you are sleeping at night. Although some conditions such as sleep apnea may improve with the addition of oxygen whilst you are sleeping. It is very common that people who have an oxygen level that falls lower than 88% whilst sleeping will require some oxygen at night.

Medical oxygen will help improve those low oxygen levels but you can also try exercising regularly and make sure you are not drinking alcohol before bedtime. 

Having a better nights’ sleep will improve your mood, decrease fatigueness and overall improve your health.

A better nights’ sleep will maintain an improvement in your life – discuss all your options with your specialist or GP first.

If you suffer with deprived sleeping patterns this can affect your daily life and well-being.

It is important to try and improve your energy and mood so you can live a balanced and happy life.

Taking oxygen abroad on holiday

holiday with oxygen
  1. Its not as difficult as you think to travel with medical oxygen
  2. Now we may be biased but with over 20 years experience here at OxygenWorldwide we can help organise this for your holiday
  3. If travelling abroad by train, coach or car then as long as you plan ahead any mode of transport is possible
  4. 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
  5. 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)
  6. Make sure you take all your required medications with you
  7. Lastly enjoy your holiday and relax and explore

3 tips on how to prepare for winter

preparing for winter
  1. Keep your medical equipment in safe places and always upright and any spares keep away from heat indoors or behind curtains
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

Oxygen and why babies may need help breathing.

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.

10 foods that are high in oxygen

Alkaline helps increase oxygen levels in the blood so these foods will help you get a rich oxygen diet:

  1. Avocados,
  2. Berries,
  3. Ripe Bananas,
  4. Garlic,
  5. Sweet Grapes And Pears,
  6. Raisins,
  7. Apricots,
  8. Asparagus,
  9. Mango,
  10. Watermelon

There are more foods which can help enrich a high oxygen level diet so please do seek nutrition advice from your medical support. Otherwise enjoy all these foods which are high in goodness to help increase your oxygen blood levels and help aid your wellness.

What country beginning with A is safe to breathe?

So one country claims they are the perfect holiday destination for those who suffer from breathing allergies but which ‘A is it???

The Alps in Austria are full of fresh mountain air, low pollen counts and ideal temperatures. Destinations such as the National Park district of Krimml, Tyrolean alps or Obergurgl pine forest are advertised as the perfect holiday for allergy and asthma sufferers with its high altitude levels and cleansed air.

So if you are stuck for a holiday destination that will help you breathe easy take a look at Austria, if the mountains and pine forests are not your chosen holiday then there is always a nice sunny beach in Spain for relaxation and sunshine!

View all the countries we can deliver medical oxygen to when you are away on holiday.

Spain… breathe better

One of our Top destinations is Spain. Spain is a fantastic holiday destination especially when you need medical oxygen to accompany you on your travels too.

Spain has many diverse types of holidays to be enjoyed from beach holidays to city breaks and family fun filled trips. Choose from Costa Brava or Catalonia on the main land or travel to the islands of Majorca or Menorca. All have beautiful beaches, landscapes and that Spanish flare.

Spain is one of our most popular and most experienced destinations where we have a 20 year knowledge of suppliers, networks and of course help whilst you plan your trip to anywhere in Spain or its surrounding islands.

For more advice with medical oxygen in Spain just contact us today!