The Difference of The Oxygen Concentrators Used By COPD Patients?
Some patients use an oxygen concentrator during hospitalization, and the doctor may also recommend that they go home and buy an oxygen concentrator for their own use before discharge. After going back, they open the e-commerce platform and search for the oxygen generator. The prices of the oxygen generators that appear vary greatly, ranging from eight or nine hundred to three or five thousand, and there are various brands and models. Many patients and their families do not know much about oxygen generators. So the question arises, what is the difference between them?
First: compressor performance
The compressor is the core component of the oxygen generator. It is the same oxygen generator but the compressors they use are different, so the reliability of the oxygen generator is also different. Some people with hypoxia. I think it is enough to use three liters of oxygen in the hospital, so buy an oxygen generator and buy a three-liter oxygen generator. When the oxygen generator is turned on to three liters, long-term high-load work may lead to a relatively high failure rate of the oxygen generator.
Second: difference in air output
The difference between the oxygen concentrator is its air output per minute. Common in life are 1 liter, 2 liters, 3 liters, 5 liters or even 10 liters of oxygen generators. An oxygen generator costing 1,800 yuan may only have a gas output of about one liter. This gas output is not enough for our daily health care. Some businesses advertise that this oxygen concentrator can be adjusted from 1 to 7 liters. However, we ignore the oxygen concentration of the oxygen generator, and the oxygen concentration of the medical oxygen generator must be above 90%. After the flow rate of these oxygen generators is increased, the oxygen concentration cannot be reached. For people with COPD, such a machine not only does not play the role of oxygen therapy, but also delays the disease.
Therefore, when COPD patients use an oxygen concentrator, they must choose an oxygen concentrator of more than three liters, preferably five liters.