For most patients in a medical facility, there will be a need to take some form of medication, and a nebulizer is often used to facilitate the taking of medication by patients suffering from conditions such as cystic fibrosis, asthma, COPD and other respiratory conditions. They work by changing liquid medicine into a fine mist that can be inhaled into the lungs. Phil Medical Supplies have a range of nebulizers available.
When doctors prescribe oxygen as part of medical treatment, a number of pieces of equipment may be necessary, including the oxygen tank itself, as well as an oxygen regulator and possibly an oxygen concentrator. Again, Phil Medical Supplies can provide such items from their website. Oxygen tanks for medical applications must be cleaned and passed as being suitable for medical use. They should be painted with safety grade paint which should be able to provide heat detection. An easy clean finish is also a requirement. They can come with a variety of related accessories, including carts for easy transportation. Covers can also be bought to cover the tank when not in regular use. The oxygen regulator is supplied in order to regulate the supply of oxygen to the patient. They work by regulating the supply of oxygen from the tank to a level that is safe for patients to use. An oxygen concentrator is often used at home by those who require greater concentrations than is available in the air. These concentrators come in variety of sizes dependant on the level of portability required.
Facemasks are worn by people in a wide range of industries, anywhere that requires a protection against airborne particles They come in two basic styles, a tie style and a face mask earloop style. Both types are available from Phil Medical Supplies. They should have a high bacteria filtration level to afford suitable protection for wearers.
As well as the above types of facemask, there is also the N95 Facemask available. These facemasks are designed to offer a higher level of protection than standard facemask, and must be able to block at least 95% of small particles (0.3 micron.) They offer a very close fit and efficient filtration of airborne particles.
The above is just a small representation of the wide range of medical equipment and supplies available on the Philippine Medical Supplies website!
Not everyone thinks that having an oxygen tank at home is a necessity, but for those who live with elderly people, it is. Shortness of breath is a health problem that’s very common especially among old people. Also known medically as dyspnea, shortness of breath is a condition in which a person experiences difficulty in breathing and the feeling of being suffocated.
If you or a loved one suffers from breathlessness, buying an oxygen concentrator may not be the first thing you have to do. Breathlessness can be severe, but it can also be moderate or mild. There are some cases also where shortness of breath leads to stress or anxiety, which makes the condition much worse.
Below are some good ways of managing breathlessness:
- Abdominal Breathing
Also called diaphragmatic breathing, abdominal breathing is an effective means of managing breathlessness. This is a particularly helpful technique when your shortness of breath is caused by chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or COPD.
- Black Coffee
If using an oxygen regulator is not so appealing to you, a better option is to drink black coffee when you experience shortness of breath. Caffeine is helpful in reducing respiratory muscle fatigue. Also, caffeine in coffee can improve the function of the airway. Black coffee is also proven to reduce symptoms of asthma.
- Steam Inhalation
If breathlessness is caused by a respiratory problem, a good option is steam inhalation. This is a way better option compared to wearing a face mask earloop and having an oxygen tank beside you. What steam inhalation does is keep your nasal passages clear or decongested.
- Natural Expectorant
Ginger is a highly recommended natural expectorant that is used for treating nasal congestion, which is another common reason for breathlessness. Ginger is found to have components that prevent the secretion of mucus, so you could breathe more easily. What’s more, ginger is effective in fighting off any type of respiratory tract infection.
- Stop Smoking
Smoking is a known cause of respiratory problems like shortness of breath. Even if you are not a smoker, if you are exposed to cigarette smoke, you are in danger of having this breathing difficulty. If you need to wear an N95 facemask to avoid inhaling cigarette smoke, do so!
If you’re looking for a reliable source of medical supplies like an oxygen tank or even compression stockings, the best place to go is Philippine Medical Supplies.