Patient Video - Jean's story: How did you get started using oxygen therapy?
Patient advocate, Jean, was diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in 2000 and has been using oxygen off and on since 2002. When she first found out she needed oxygen therapy, she was not experiencing shortness of breath or symptoms. However, her doctor insisted that she start using oxygen therapy after a pulse oximeter test revealed low levels of oxygen in her blood. Jean also describes what it was like when she first started using oxygen.
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This activity is supported by educational grants from: Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and the Gawlicki Family Foundation
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