There are several diseases for which doctors prescribe supplemental oxygen therapy, including such conditions as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), pulmonary fibrosis and silicosis. While supplemental oxygen therapy may be very helpful to patients with such conditions, dealing with tangled oxygen lines can be a real hassle that results from using this type of therapy. However, there are some ways you can deal with a tangled oxygen line that may reduce the amount of time you spend messing with your lines.
Tips for Dealing with a Tangled Oxygen Line
The oxygen lines that make supplemental oxygen therapy possible may help to improve a patient’s quality of life, but they can also be a source of frustration because they may get tangled, stepped on and in extreme situations broken or cut. Extra-long oxygen lines are especially prone to tangling. Some tips that may help you avoid dealing with a tangled oxygen line include:
- Use the shortest possible line for your environment and tasks
- Find a method of coiling the oxygen line that works for you and practice it
- Find a way to create a warning tug when your line gets caught on something
- Use swivel oxygen line connectors instead of straight connectors
- Place the oxygen line under your clothing to avoid getting it tangled around your arms
- Find or make a retractable oxygen line system
Using one or all of these methods may help you deal with your tangled oxygen line by preventing it from becoming tangled in the first place, and dealing with tangled oxygen lines proactively can help you to take advantages of supplemental oxygen therapy without the hassle.
The Lung Health Institute Has Tips that May Help You
The Lung Health Institute is dedicated to providing lung disease patients with tips, information and therapies that improve their quality of life. In fact, our cellular therapy treatment may help to reduce inflammation in lung tissues and promote natural healing. These benefits may, in turn, reduce a patient’s dependence on supplemental oxygen and medicines. For additional information about tips and therapies that may improve quality of life for lung disease patients, contact the team at the Lung Health Institute now.