Can someone explain why people with COPD have to go on Oxygen? My mum has emphysema and was given oxygen cos she was panicky when going from her car to her flat, since she has been on it her lung has collapsed, she had a terrible time in hospital, 3 months later she was unwell again the lung had come away from.the wall, she had the talc procedure and the hospital said her sats are to be between 88-92. She is on Oxygen 15 hours a day and at rest her oxygen is 97 with it on. Without it and walking a short distance it drops to 89-90-91. So what is the need for the oxygen? We keep asking but are getting conflicting answers. So could someone explain the need for it and when? Thanks
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