Expert Video - What advice do you have for someone who is new to oxygen therapy?
Jerry Krishnan, MD, PhD, of the University of Illinois at Chicago, gives advice if you need oxygen therapy to live a healthy life. How can educating yourself, working with an organization that specializes in helping people with lung disorders, and thinking of oxygen as a medication help you? Do you need checkups with a lung specialist? Dr. Krishnan discusses reasons to stay positive and keep oxygen therapy in perspective as a tool to help yourself live as well as possible.
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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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