and oxygen

Put (very) simply, Oxygen is a chemical element that has the symbol O2. It is the third most common element in the universe, after hydrogen and helium. Oxygen makes up more than a fifth of the Earth’s atmosphere by volume. On top of being used by plants and animals for respiration (the breathing process), oxygen is also used in medicine to treat people with breathing problems.

Oxygen therapy

O2, which is vital for life, is found in the air we breathe. Some people with breathing difficulties (like those listed below) can’t get enough oxygen naturally. These people often need supplemental oxygen, which is referred to as oxygen therapy.

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Every system in the body relies on oxygen

Your ability to breathe well is fundamental to all aspects of your life. Below are examples of diseases and disorders that impact your breathing ability and oxygen quality.

Click the icons below to find out more about each, and learn how oxygen therapy can help.

Did you know?

The air around us contains

21% oxygen, 78% Nitrogen, 0.9%

Argon and 0.1% other trace gases. 

Did you know?

The air around us contains

21% oxygen, 78% Nitrogen, 0.9%

Argon and 0.1% other trace gases. 

Portable Concentrator

R8 800
  • The household portable oxygen concentrator is easy to use, small, quiet, and light. Suitable for the use of supplemental oxygen for health care, mild to medium disease

Mobile Upgrade Kit

R7 200
  • Turn the portable oxygen concentrator into a mobile device with mobile kit options. Carry case with shoulder strap, trolley, batteries, inverter and charger.

Lovego 3 Litre

R15 200
  • The lightest O2 concentrator with the highest oxygen saturation. Continuous Flow: 1LPM @ 95%, 3LPM @ 90%, 5LPM @ 70% Mobile option available soon.

Olive 5 Litre

R18 800
  • With a long life span of more than 10 000 hours, this machine works continuously for 24 hours.

Olive 10 Litre

R29 800
  • Using high-end intelligence, this device supports 24-hour continuous working 7 days a week.

Auto CPAP Machine

R9 200
  • This therapeutic device is used to help treat sleep apnoea.
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BIPAP Machine

R14 200
  • This therapeutic device is used to help treat sleep apnoea.
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Treatment options:

There is no cure for COPD. Managing symptoms to improve quality of life and reduce risks of complications slow the progression of health issues.

Oxygen therapy

With COPD, oxygen therapy is used if you have low oxygen levels in your blood (which is called hypoxia). If your COPD is bad and your blood oxygen levels are low, getting more oxygen can help you breathe better and live longer.

With new technology, you don’t have to stay at home or be in a hospital to access this oxygen.

Read an article on Oxygen Treatment for COPD


Treatment options:

Inhalers, concentrators and doctor plans can treat this disease. There is no natural cure for this disease, but your symptoms can be controlled and monitored.

Oxygen therapy

Asthma results in lower oxygen levels: to combat the lack of oxygen, oxygen therapy provides your airways with much-needed help. Oxygen therapy eases shortness of breath in the short term and decreases the long-term risks that oxygen depletion can cause.

With oxygen therapy, your quality of life is drastically improved. On top of this, oxygen therapy can improve mental sharpness, boost stamina and contribute to a good night’s rest.

Read an article on Oxygen Treatment for Asthma

Sleep Apnoea

Treatment options:

Although there are several ways to treat sleep apnoea, there is no cure for the disorder.

Oxygen therapy

is used to treat obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) by combating hypoxemia (a lack of oxygen in the blood). Hypoxemia results from interruptions in overnight breathing. Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy is another popular treatment choice.

Read an article on Oxygen Treatment for sleep apnoea


Oxygen therapy

Low oxygen saturation is typical in patients with terminal cancer, which results in supplemental oxygen frequently supplied to patients. The use of oxygen therapy to treat the side effects of cancer aims to reduce damage to healthy tissue in the patient’s body (possibly caused by radiation exposure). In addition, oxygen therapy is used to aid in cancer treatment and can promote blood vessels, deactivate bacterial toxins, and decrease swelling and inflammation.

Read an article on Oxygen Treatment for Cancer

How much oxygen
do humans use?

About 65% of our bodies are made up of oxygen. Oxygen is found in our bodies’ most abundant and essential molecules, including protein, water and DNA. As far as how much air is used, human beings take in about 550 litres of oxygen per day.

Unfortunately, breathing 100% oxygen for long periods can cause potentially harmful lung changes.


What does oxygen therapy mean for long-standing sufferers?

For long-standing sufferers of people with respiratory-related diseases, oxygen therapy means that readily available technology lends itself to supplementary oxygen. This oxygen is found in mobile and portable devices like the ones being sold here. Thus, ordinary people who have difficulty breathing now have access to medical-grade oxygen.