Explaining Oxygen Therapy for Pulmonary Fibrosis Patients

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by Wendy Henderson |

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In this animated video from Boehringer Ingelheim Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis, the body’s need for a constant supply of oxygen is explained and how oxygen therapy works for pulmonary fibrosis patients.

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The film describes how each cell, tissue, and organ within the body needs oxygen from the bloodstream to survive, and that pulmonary fibrosis and other lung diseases can affect the amount of oxygen transferred from the lungs to other parts of the body.

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This can result in the patient needing to have oxygen therapy to provide the necessary levels of oxygen to the bloodstream. The film explains three different ways that oxygen therapy can be delivered and how it’s decided which ones a PF patient would use.

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