This topic contains 5 replies, has 3 voices, and was last updated by  Mark Koziol 1 month, 1 week ago.

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  • #20601
     linda waldschmidt 
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    For the people that travel a lot I have a question. When traveling to a place that has a higher elevation  than from where you live ? how do you know how much higher you have to set your oxygen? Also your are not to be around anyone that smokes, so does that mean you can not go into any place  where there could be some people that smoke? I did like to go gambling maybe twice a year and is that something I can no longer do because of people there smoking? Any input would be helpful

  • #20604
     Mark Koziol 
    Keymaster

    Hello Linda, your physician can prescribe an altitude test and will be better able to gauge your oxygen needs. Also, some portable concentrators have problems in higher altitudes. I don’t think there is a problem if you are using tanks. Some casinos do have separated smoking and non-smoking areas so that is something to consider. The casino where I live is a non-smoking facility. I wouldn’t advise going around smokers or breathing in unhealthy air. You don’t want anything to trigger a coughing episode. I hope this helped. Mark

  • #20605
     linda waldschmidt 
    Participant

    Thanks Mark for your in put as I do not want to do anything that could irritate my lungs.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • #20608
     Bill Kelly 
    Participant

    Linda,

    Use your oximeter to see how you are doing at various altitudes.  Recently I found I could do without O for long periods while sitting at sea-level.  I still needed it to walk any distance,

    Bill

  • #20610
     linda waldschmidt 
    Participant

    I use 3l oxygen when active. When sitting or sleeping I do not need to use oxygen. At home on 3l oxygen I use continuous, and when I go somewhere I use pulse at 3l. We always enjoyed going gambling twice a year, but one of the closest places is Black Hawk, Colorado that says it is non smoking casinos, as I do not want to go to one that has smoking. This is why I wandered what I would have to set my oxygen at out in Colorado, or if I couln’t even go to Colorado.

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