Expert Video - What other conditions require oxygen therapy, other than COPD?
You may need supplemental oxygen even if you don't have COPD. Or you may have COPD and need oxygen therapy for reasons besides a flare-up. Dr. Jerry Krishnan of the University of Illinois at Chicago explains how pneumonia can lead to a need for oxygen therapy and who may need oxygen as part of COVID treatment. He also discusses other types of lung disease and heart problems that could require oxygen therapy and the ways to know if you need supplemental oxygen.
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This educational activity has been developed by American Thoracic Society, COPD Foundation and Mechanisms in Medicine Inc.
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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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