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Oxygen therapy is a treatment that is given to COPD people when they have extremely low levels of oxygen in their blood (called hypoxemia). Oxygen therapy is used for providing supplemental or extra oxygen to COPD patients. It provides many benefits but also has some side effects which should be known to patients before opting for the oxygen therapy.

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a long-term lung disease caused due to exposure of lungs to various irritants and particulate matters especially cigarette smoke. Cough in COPD may be an indication of disease progression. COPD cough is a protective mechanism for sputum clearance and helps patients in breathing easily. There are various techniques for promoting a protective cough in COPD.

COPD Exacerbations

COPD exacerbations are sudden flare ups in acute respiratory symptoms in people diagnosed with severe COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease). They cause difficulties in an already serious condition. People may be able to avoid flare-ups or better manage the symptoms by understanding triggers of COPD exacerbations.