I bought a oxygen concentrator and now I feel stupid.
What the traps are (eg bacteria formation in tubing). See if you can adapt it to use in a safer way – maybe an oxygen tent type set up?
hi! what brand can I buy on amazon? can’t find one.
You must have bought it from Inogen. Then, I’m sure you wouldn’t have felt stupid. Because, I found the discount coupons from https://www.dealmecoupon.com/inogen-one-promo-codes and https://www.retailmenot.com/view/inogen.com, when I purchased Inogen oxygen concentrator, I used the coupons available on the mentioned 2 sites.
You have two types of Oxygen concentrators. The ones that are medical devices and usually require a prescription to acquire , and those that are really more of a room air conditioner. Most of the non medical grade ones can do at best double the room oxygen at about 5l/min. and considering your body needs closer to 7-8l/min. You are not even getting 2x oxygen. These do help if you reduce your breathing while sleeping, to assist with sleep apnea and cpap. The do deliver increases oxygen. But you would have to use it non-stop to really mess up your blood gasses. There are lot of things that chemically happening in your body to try to counter that. Most of the time if you start to fall behind in those actions, you will have sufficient warning symptoms. Things like increased anxiety, excess sleepiness change of respiration rate etc.. I would not worry unless you are using a medical device and have it set to give almost straight oxygen. You should not be using the device when you feel well and have no reason to think you need additional oxygen. So I am not sure why you would feel stupid in buying one… Both types can help , when you actually are low on oxygen. But , you cannot use them indiscriminately.
I’m putting them up for sale now.
Worst buy in my life and I feel cheated by PP.
I bought an O2 Machine also because of reading PP and it was 100% the smartest buy in my life. Thank you PP. One cannot begin to speak of resilience without understanding the basics of risk assessment and the information available AT THAT TIME last Feb/March dictated we assume the possibility of worst case scenario. I have a doctor friend who would have come to the house to help me with it if needed. The simple risk assessment quadrant remains a brilliant start to resilience. I felt reassured many times and my friends did also as we had everything needed for a simple hospital room at my home.
I don’t think it’s stupid.It’s one way to help stay health.
The flow rate and concentration will affect whether it is medical.The oxygen concentrator actually can help some respiratory related diseases.
If the symptoms are serious,the hospital is the better choice.