Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis any body have any information or opinions on battery power Portable oxygen generators
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis - British Lung Foun...
Your oxygen provider can supply a portable oxygen concentrator,Inogen one G2 goes to 6lpm pulse dose. Fairly heavy at 10lbs comes with trolley.
For self purchase I prefer the inogen one G3 goes to 5lpm pulse dose only.
Speak to your respitory nurse for suitability, alternatively liquid oxygen is available lightest flask 2.2kg.
The highest available on continuous only goes to 3lpm, is healthoxygen.com/sequal-ecl...
Rather bulky unit.
Can you not use pulse dose delivery system? It doubles the time.
Hi - I use liquid oxygen between 4 and 6LPM depending on terrain and I don't think there is anything better - however I do have two flasks which is great for when I want to stay out longer. I did have a talk with my oxygen nurse re one flask not being enough and she got on to the suppliers for me and they delivered it to me within a couple of days. My only regret was that I didn't ask about it sooner as I spent 3 years trying to manage with one.
My wife age 71, atrial fib, recently dx IPF after a brief pneumonia. O2sat into 80s and even high 70s. Using home concentrator at 2liters, OxyGo (medicare paid) portable, InoGen G4 (we paid $$$ out of pocket) which is very light and very small. All work well, but G4 battery is not as long lasting. Portables are limited in flow rate. She always leaves home with home InoGen and OxyGo with all 4 batteries charged, and plugs into car as much as possible. She upped her NAC to 1200mg and just started serrapeptase which theoretically could eat the fibrosis. I have seen serrapeptase definitely work - slowly - on my scars.