There are many different diseases like emphysema that can be successfully treated with oxygen therapy. That is why, healing oxygen therapy is becoming widely used at hospitals. But these days there is also an equipment that is easy and portable enough to be used at home. It is pretty easy to learn to operate this equipment. That makes this healing therapy even more popular. A regular set of oxygen therapy equipment includes oxygen supply and oxygen delivery systems.
As for oxygen supply, two main systems are in wide use - compressed oxygen that is being stored in special cylinders (made of steel or aluminum to withstand high pressure) and liquid oxygen. In its liquid form, oxygen needs less space, which is good for storage, but on the other hand, there is a disadvantage: it evaporates easily so that you cannot store it for a long time (for storage of liquid oxygen thermos such as containers are used).
At hospitals some other stationary oxygen supply systems are usually in place, for example, oxygen concentrators which take the oxygen out of the air around. In that case, there is no need in refilling or oxygen vessels, only electricity to feed the concentrator is needed.
As for delivery systems used for oxygen healing therapy, there are three major forms. The most regular one, of course, is the mask as it covers both a nose and mouth and provides a very good oxygen flow. The pretty similar system consists of tubes of flexible material which are inserted into nasal canal (this system is often used at hospitals). And the third system is the rare one. A special catheter is inserted into the patient's trachea.
So, you can consult with your doctor to find what sort of oxygen healing therapy system is better for you. But there are many different oxygen therapy equipment manufacturers. How can you choose the right one? Characteristics of oxygen systems provided by different oxygen therapy equipment manufacturers can vary significantly. So, to choose just the right technique for the home use you need to know at least a brief description of devices that oxygen therapy equipment manufacturers offer these days. Luckily, there is a solution to that problem.
You can browse the internet to find the so-called online directory of manufacturers. It has all the oxygen therapy equipment manufacturers listed in the alphabetical order with the descriptions of all the products they offer (you can see the picture of actual oxygen healing therapy system and read about its characteristics). So, you can just visit a web site with this directory and look through all the oxygen therapy equipment manufacturers on the present-day market.
There is no need to visit or call all of them personally. It is extremely easy. But there is many more producers, who allow placing an order for oxygen therapy equipment online. And this equipment will be delivered right to your door within several days. On the internet you can also find online forums where people share their opinions on medical equipment of different producers.