What is oxygen concentrator?
Oxygen concentrator is a respiratory healthcare device that facilitates oxygen enriched breathing. This device works by concentrating the oxygen from a gas supply while separating nitrogen so as to supply an oxygen -enriched product gas stream.
Oxygen concentrator at home can ensure continuous oxygen supply and this quiet and efficient device can make oxygen therapy at home hassle-free.
Who requires oxygen concentrator?
Patients suffering from asthma, pneumonia, Respiratory Distress Syndrome (RDS), Bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD), Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), sleep apnea etc are required to use oxygen concentrator.
There are varied types of oxygen concentrators avail in the market. The patient can chose a model according to his/her convenience and preference. Portable oxygen concentrators are perfect for convenient mobility in the house and for patients who are frequent travelers.
How to choose an oxygen concentrator?
Some features that you can keep in mind when selecting an oxygen concentrator are :
• Lightweight and not very bulky
• Small and sleek in shape
• Low maintenance
• Easy to port
• Should not make noise
• Easy to use
• Efficient power utilisation
We at Respikart offer the widest range of oxygen concentrators, based on their model and features ranging from INR 25,000 to INR 1,80,000.
EverFlo oxygens concentrator from Philips Respironics is one of bestselling oxygen concentrators as it a small and sleek design and only 31 lbs in weight, it provides seamless oxygen therapy at home. This easy to use variant is also available in 5 litre model and it does not create any noise. The efficient device does not require filter change for upto two years .
Devilbiss is another reliable oxygen concentrator model available in 5L and 10L. Equipped with accessible patient controls, bright LEDs that can be seen from a distance, protected cannula fitting and recessed humidifier nook to pre-vent damage, this model ensures patient’s safety and utmost comfort.
A variety of other options such as Philips SimplyGo mini portable oxygen concentrator, Nidek Nuvo 5 litre oxygen concentrate, Medtec oxytec pro oxygen concentrator are also available.
How does an oxygen concentrator work?
Air in general is made up of 80 percent nitrogen and 20 percent oxygen. In simple terms, an oxygen concentrator purifies the air it intakes, into pure oxygen which the patient can breath in through a mask. The purified air that the patient breaths in consists of 90 to 95 percent pure oxygen and 5 to 10 percent nitrogen. Sieve beds and filters in the oxygen concentrator help remove nitrogen from the surrounding air, which results in pure oxygen suitable for intake through a mask or nasal cannula. The machine works by compression and it has an in-built cooling mechanism that keeps it from overheating.
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