Oxygen: Advocating For Yourself

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Information for Patients


A website dedicated to introducing people to oxygen therapy. You can access animations on how oxygen devices work, interviews with other people using oxygen therapy, and discussions between health care professionals about the importance of oxygen therapy.


The COPD Foundation’s main initiative to improve oxygen therapy around the world. Learn about our position on unsafe cover-the-counter oxygen devices and what we’re doing about them.


The COPD Foundation’s monthly oxygen user virtual support group. Ask questions to other people on oxygen therapy as well as clinicians and other experts on a variety of topics.

Basics of Oxygen Therapy

A newly updated guide to using oxygen therapy and devices. Learn about how oxygen therapy works, what the goals of oxygen therapy are, and how to live your best life with this new treatment.

Living with LAM: Supplemental Oxygen

While there is no cure for LAM, living with the disease is much different today than in years past. Learn useful information here about living with and treating this complex disease, including using supplemental oxygen.

Optimizing Oxygen video: What You Need to Know

In this presentation, Susan Jacobs, RN, MS, will briefly review the basics of the supplemental oxygen prescription, options for portable systems, what to expect from your oxygen provider, tips for exercise and travel and a discussion about reimbursement issues.


ATS Patient Information Series

The ATS Patient Information Series is a public service of the American Thoracic Society and its journal the AJRCCM (www.atsjournals.org). The information appearing in this series is for educational purposes only and should not be used as a substitute for the medical advice of one's personal health care provider.