Expert Video - If a person needs oxygen after hospitalization, will they always need to use oxygen?
Jerry Krishnan, MD, PhD, explains whether going home from the hospital after a COPD attack means you will always need oxygen therapy. Based on studies, patients can typically stop using oxygen therapy at 30, 60, or 90 days after leaving the hospital, however, about 50% of patients will still need oxygen therapy after 90 days. Dr. Krishnan says it is difficult to predict and explains how a respiratory therapist, visiting nurse, or other health care provider can help you manage your breathing and determine if you need to keep using supplemental oxygen.
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