Fountain Circle Medical Suppliers are the leading medical oxygen suppliers in South Africa with a strong focus on providing oxygen therapy devices such as oxygen concentrators or oxygen therapy machines. If you are in need of oxygen, look no further and get in touch with our professional consultants.
You may have found us due to the fact that we started out as the leading medical oxygen suppliers in Pretoria but have since expanded our services nationwide, from Sandton, to Cape Town, Johannesburg to Durban. You may already require oxygen therapy due to a shortness of breath related to a condition you are suffering from, or recovering from. To regain your health and remain active, oxygen therapy might have been prescribed by your doctor, and for good reason.
At Fountain Circle Medical Suppliers, we understand that the path back to health is made so much easier with professional oxygen therapy at affordable prices. Any person recovering from a potentially terminal illness will understand the value of an oxygen generator without question. People who suffer from conditions such as emphysema, chronic bronchitis, Neuro-muscular conditions or heart problems have found new hope in regaining their vigour by use of an oxygen generator and with oxygen therapy.
The main disease that oxygen therapy is prescribed for is Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) which really is an overarching term for two conditions mentioned above, namely emphysema and chronic bronchitis. Both conditions are mainly caused by cigarette smoke although other external pollutants could also be a root cause.
As oxygen is essential to life, it’s no surprize that being exposed to high quality oxygen more often can be beneficial for your heart, brain, all your muscles and organs such as your kidneys. A higher amount of oxygen in your body can add years to your life, help you recover from illness, aid you in getting a good night’s rest(addressing disorders such as sleep apnea), allow you to feel less tired and short of breath and even increase the functionality of your heart.
When it comes to understanding your oxygen needs, your doctor can request tests to determine this, and from this point prescribe custom oxygen therapy.
One test is a Pulse Oximetry test, which is quite straightforward and painless. Its aim is to test how much oxygen is in your blood through a device placed on your finger. Another test to determine the oxygen levels in your bloodstream is an Arterial Blood Gas test, which is done through drawing blood, usually from an artery on the wrist.
When a doctor prescribes oxygen therapy for a patient, there are three main components to the prescription.
The first is Flow Rate, where the measure of oxygen required by a patient, taken in litres per minute (LPM) is managed to what your body may require. Flow Rate of oxygen may change according to the levels of activity of the patient for example.
Another component is the amount of hours daily that you will be using oxygen therapy, so ‘duration of use’ is something that will determine how your therapy is prescribed.
The third component is down to equipment, which will be determined by your financial situation as well as how sustainable the treatment is in your day to day life.
When it comes to the equipment or devices used as part of oxygen therapy Fountain Circle Medical Suppliers can assist with a myriad of high quality options such as oxygen generators and oxygen concentrators(devices which filter air and reducing it to pure oxygen which are delivered by Cannula, or plastic tubes, to the nose). There are stationary and portable options to choose from.
To gain more insight into getting oxygen therapy in the comfort of your own home, please get in touch with the team at Fountain Circle Medical Suppliers today.