Looking to rent oxygen tanks or oxygen concentrators in Houston? At Complete Medical Supply we provide you with options for your rental. Based on availability you can rent an oxygen tank, portable oxygen concentrator or home oxygen concentrator.
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How Much Oxygen Do I Need?
This question can only be answered by your physician. People who have the need for oxygen must consult their physician and get the proper tests done in order for their doctor to prescribe them a rate of oxygen they need.
Some users may need oxygen while they exercise and others may only need oxygen to sleep. However, most will need oxygen to maintain their healthy lifestyle throughout the day.
Too much oxygen can be harmful to your body and too little can be harmful as well which is why it's best to ask this question to your doctor and then bring your script to us! After the doctor has written the script for how much oxygen you need and which times of the day you may need it, our staff can guide you in the right direction onto which device may be suitable for you.
How Do I Safely Use Oxygen?
Although oxygen is a safe gas, there are still a few best practices to use when you are using oxygen at home.
1.] You want to make sure you never smoke when using oxygen because an open flame can support the process of combustion. This also means that you have to be careful using oxygen in the kitchen when you are near a gas stove or candle.
2.] You always want to store your oxygen in a temperate environment. Do not leave your oxygen tanks or oxygen concentrators in a car for a long period of time.
3.] Make sure your oxygen tank or oxygen concentrator is in an upright position and does not topple over. This will ensure that your oxygen tank does not leak and will also help from causing any damage to your oxygen device.
4.] You can also try taking safety measures around the house and put signs that you use oxygen indoors so workers present in the area can be aware.
How Do I Know if I Need An
Oxygen Tank Or Oxygen Concentrator?
This question can be answered by your physician but we can help break down the benefits of both types of oxygen devices for your knowledge. Typically people who need a higher pressure or flow of oxygen coming in to their lungs will need an oxygen tank.
Oxygen tanks can usually supply users for up to 15 liters per minute flow of oxygen. The downside of this high pressure oxygen is that it will cause the oxygen tank to empty quicker than usual and you will find yourself refilling oxygen tanks constantly every week.
More efficient ways to use oxygen would be by the use of oxygen concentrators. These are not recommended for users who need a high oxygen flow since their capacities typically only handle upwards of 10 liters per minute flow of oxygen.
Stationary or home oxygen concentrators are common for home use because they plug into an outlet and provide a continuous flow of oxygen. Most oxygen concentrators will only go up to a setting of 5 liters per minute but there are options available for 10 liters per minute which we can also help you with. These oxygen concentrators are greatly recommended for sleep.
Portable oxygen concentrators have gained a lot of popularity for those who want to leave the house and still have freedom to do the things they love. Many users can take these on flights and travel with them local or internationally. These concentrators typically go up to only 5 liters per minute of oxygen but have a pulse-dose mechanism to conserve battery life. There are portable oxygen concentrators that can provide continuous flow of oxygen as well but they can be much more expensive and their battery may not last as long.