If you have chronic lung disease, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD), some areas in your lungs are damaged.
These damaged areas act as blockages, which prevent oxygen from moving into your bloodstream. You are unable to capture enough oxygen during a breath for your body to thrive. You likely experience difficulties breathing, sleeping and performing daily activities.
Oxygen therapy, both home and portable oxygen, increases the amount of oxygen available to your bloodstream in each breath. The increased oxygen concentration makes it easier for your lungs to transfer enough oxygen to your bloodstream to supply your body.
With oxygen therapy, you can breathe more comfortably, so you can enjoy your daily activities.