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Home oxygen therapy and non-invasive ventilation can be administered in your home.

Oxygen therapy

Oxygen therapy is a supplementation of oxygen, by breathing in air with an enriched level of oxygen. 

  • Short-term: Indicated to relieve dyspnea or to respond to a temporary episode of respiratory failure.
  • Long-term: It is indicated to restore or maintain a normal level of oxygen in the blood (at least 15 hours a day) in case of chronic respiratory failure. 

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Mechanical ventilation

Non-invasive mechanical ventilation (NIV) is a respiratory support to help the patients’ breathing, via positive pressure which improves the delivery of oxygen into the lungs. This treatment helps to prevent respiratory muscle fatigue, which can cause serious complications. 

The ventilator is connected to a mask (nasal, full face, pillow) that you fit on your face.

Learn more about the benefits of the therapy:

By normalizing gasses exchange in the blood (oxygen and carbon dioxide), NIV helps to: 

  • improve the quality of life by relieving symptoms linked to the respiratory conditions: dyspnea, daytime fatigue, morning headaches etc.
  • make day-to-day activities easier, thanks a to better night sleep
  • lead to possible reductions in mortality and hospital admissions

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Sources

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