Oxygen Therapy Specialist

Integrative Family Medicine

Integrative Medicine Clinic located in Columbia, MD

Oxygen therapy is a medical treatment that is becoming more and more popular. At Integrative Family Medicine in Columbia, Maryland, this innovative treatment is offered to men and women suffering from a wide range of issues, such as fatigue, anxiety, and circulation problems. If you’re curious about what oxygen therapy can do for you, click or call to schedule a consultation today.

Oxygen Therapy Q & A

Integrative Family Medicine

What is oxygen therapy?

Oxygen therapy is simply a procedure that introduces oxygen into your body. Sessions are comfortable, relatively short, deeply relaxing, and enjoyable. You’ll rest comfortably as you breathe in oxygen through a cannula or mask.

Most men and women can benefit from oxygen therapy, but it’s important to share all of your health histories with the Integrative Family Medicine team prior to pursuing this treatment. Individuals with a history of the following conditions may not be good candidates for oxygen therapy:

  • Asthma
  • Heart disease
  • Pulmonary hypertension
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Providing a complete overview of your health history is a critical part of making the most of your healthcare, and it gives the Integrative Family Medicine team the information needed to find the best treatment path for you.

What role does oxygen play in the body?

You know that oxygen is a requirement for life, but you might not know the details of how this colorless, odorless gas works within your body. Your lungs take in oxygen and expel carbon dioxide. That oxygen helps create the energy you need every day.

Oxygen enters tiny sacs in your lungs before moving into your bloodstream, where the oxygen is carried to cells located throughout your body. Those cells use oxygen to help convert various nutrients into energy, powering every function of your body.

Don’t I get enough oxygen through normal breathing?

Your body can get enough oxygen through normal breathing. However, the quality of the air you breathe is often not optimal. It might contain any number of pollutants, including carbon monoxide, ground-level ozone, and sulfur dioxide.

In addition, various health conditions can impede your ability to make use of the oxygen you do take in. Oxygen therapy delivers highly concentrated oxygen that is clean and ready for your body to use as needed.

What conditions can oxygen therapy improve?

Oxygen therapy can combat many of the problems associated with our modern, fast-paced lifestyles. Some areas that can be improved through oxygen therapy include:

  • Memory
  • Concentration
  • Fatigue
  • Circulation
  • Anxiety
  • Focus

When your brain and circulatory system receive the oxygen needed to thrive, many of these issues improve.

Is oxygen therapy safe?

Oxygen is a critical component of human life, and oxygen therapy has a long-established track record when it comes to safety. The medical team at Integrative Family Medicine has the skill and expertise to tailor your treatment to meet your specific needs. Your oxygen therapy sessions will be customized to suit your current condition, treatment goals, and overall health and wellness.

If you want to know more about oxygen therapy and how it can help you, click or call to schedule an appointment with Integrative Family Medicine today.

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