The team at OxygenWorldwide have put together all the best tips of what to do when at home whilst in quarantine. The book gives general tips and advice for oxygen users during this global pandemic from how to look after your oxygen equipment to activities, planning your next holiday for 2021 and looking after your mental health.
We are all living through strange times at the moment as the whole world is going into lockdown with Covid-19. As we all learn to social distance and be at home more how can you stop boredom or getting anxiety?
Here are a few things to do to make sure during these times you have a bit of self-care and keep positive, even if you are also dealing with a condition and part of the vulnerable groups of people living with respiratory health problems and using medical oxygen to help you get by each day:
Daily exercises – maintain your daily exercises and stretching to keep up movement and health. Exercising not only helps you stay fit and strengthen muscles but it will boost being positive and an aid a good routine for the day.
Be kind to yourself – If you don’t feel up to doing anything one day let yourself relax, do not get stressed out by these feelings as you will feel more anxious. We all need a rest and time off now and again so just have that lay in or nap as your body is telling you to do so!
Keep in touch – Have a system where you keep in touch with friends and family each week – this may be a certain time each day or week or even a virtual call from your computer. Seeing faces and talking to loved ones really keeps you connected and happy. It’s always good to talk and also means you can check in with people to see if they are doing OK.
If you condition worsens or you have problems with your medication, medical oxygen supply don’t at all feel like you are being a burden to the GP, Hospitals or suppliers. Your health is important and even more so right now so if you need help or you wake up one day and don’t feel right please call and get in touch as it may be important.
Finally use the time to teach yourself something new. Have you always wanted to learn a language, read that book you never get around to or even plan your next holiday. We have more time than ever to really sink our teeth and thoughts into being a better cook, baking a cake, take up a course online or even just getting creative and reading up on your next plan – its time to plan that next adventure and remember we can still help you on your travels so please do look up our recommendations and links!
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.
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
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:
Occurs mostly in the 50 to 70 age group
Could be caused by environmental e.g pollution, viral infections or chemotherapy, or radiation plus if it is in your family history.
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.