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Looking for Medical Oxygen Suppliers? Need oxygen therapy machines such as concentrators and oxygen generators at affordable prices?

We are the 1# medical oxygen suppliers in South Africa specializing in catering to every oxygen therapy requirement.

Fountain Circle Medical Suppliers are the leading medical oxygen suppliers in South Africa with a strong focus on providing oxygen therapy devices such as portable 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.

Many Oxygen users across the globe love the mobility and independence they gain when using a Portable Oxygen Machine. Most patients prefer this device over the traditional oxygen cylinder, as they are mobile, easier to use and less dangerous. These Oxygen Machines not only have several physical health benefits but also offer mental clarity for those undergoing Oxygen Therapy.

What is an Oxygen Machine?

A Portable Oxygen Machine or sometimes known as a “POC” is a small medical device that helps individuals with low levels of oxygen in the blood. These devices “make” their own oxygen by taking in normal air and returning it as 90-95% Oxygen with low levels of nitrogen. These nifty little Oxygen Machines have built in batteries for your convenience and mobility. Although once the battery runs out, you’ll need to plug it into any electrical socket to recharge.

The Oxygen Machine Process

An Oxygen Machine takes air from the room, purifies it and then delivers the newly formed air. Before the air reaches the machine, it is made up of 80% nitrogen and 20% Oxygen. After compressing and removing nitrogen, the machine delivers 90% to 95% pure oxygen and 5% to 10% nitrogen. The machine removes the nitrogen to give the patient the highest dose of pure oxygen possible, as it is hard to reach those oxygen percentage levels without the help of a medical device.

5 Benefits of Using an Oxygen Machine:

Independent Lifestyle

These mobile oxygen machines, make your everyday independence obtainable. Individuals can often lead active and energetic lives. These machines are made for mobility and come with a wide variety of carry cases and other accessories to make it easier to transport. You can go anywhere easily, thanks to the battery and not to mention, you always have oxygen anywhere there is an electrical socket.

Energy Increase

Usually low levels of oxygen can cause you to have a lack of energy during your day. Oxygen therapy provides you with the energy you require to perform everyday tasks and doing things that you used to be able to do such as walking the dog or cleaning the house. 

Improves Mental Awareness

When you’re not getting the oxygen you need, every single one of your body’s organs are affected; including your brain. Some of the first indications that an individual with a lung disease isn’t getting enough oxygen is confusion. Supplemental Oxygen use helps the brain and other very important organs stay healthy.


Just because you have a lung disease doesn’t mean your quality of life should be going down. Some of the latest models of Oxygen Machines are lightweight, compact and discreet. This makes it easy for you to take your Oxygen Machine to places such as the park, car rides or picnics.

Improved Mood & Self Esteem

Studies have shown that Oxygen Therapy is directly associated with an improvement in cognition, performance and mood. With your mood and performance being boosted all the time your self-esteem automatically gets a boost as well.

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.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Medical Oxygen Suppliers

Can I buy a tank of oxygen?

You can buy a tank of oxygen, they can either hold compressed oxygen or liquid oxygen. You can either buy a large tank, which is generally for home use, or a small portable oxygen tank for breathing when you are out and about.

What is medical oxygen?

Medical oxygen is 100% inhalation gas that is used for breathing, it is colourless, odourless and tasteless. It is supplied under pressure in a cylinder with a valve to control the flow of the inhalation gas.

Where can I buy a portable oxygen machine?

You can choose from a large variety and purchase your preferred portable oxygen machine from FC Medical, we stock some of the best brands in the industry at an affordable price.

How much does oxygen cost?

Contact one of our consultants via our contact form for a precise price.

What are the side effects of being on oxygen?

Varying from person to person, although side effects may include: Dry or bloody nose, irritated skin around the cannula or mask, tiredness or drowsiness, morning headaches.

Does using oxygen make your lungs weaker?

After having some serious lung illnesses such as pneumonia or COPD, it can be quite hard to breathe. This helps oxygen get to your lungs and heart. The extra oxygen could make you stronger and more alert.

What is the cost of a portable oxygen concentrator?

Contact one of our consultants via our contact form for the precise price of an oxygen concentrator.

How many hours does a portable oxygen concentrator last?

Portable oxygen concentrators only use one battery at a time and comes in either a 4 cell or 8 cell version. Your device can last up to 5 hours if using the 8 cell battery, depending on your flow settings.

Does Medicare pay for portable oxygen tanks?

Medicare will not purchase a portable oxygen concentrator. They will provide a monthly rental benefit for oxygen equipment, however, the portable oxygen benefit can be satisfied with small liquid tanks, bigger gaseous tanks, or a portable oxygen concentrator. Please note that FC Medical DO NOT do any Oxygen Concentrator Rentals.

What is medical oxygen?

Medical oxygen is 100% inhalation gas that is used for breathing, it is colourless, odourless and tasteless. It is supplied under pressure in a cylinder with a valve to control the flow of the inhalation gas.

What is the percentage of oxygen in medical oxygen?

60% oxygen with 40% should be the acceptable for most clinical purposes, usually since only low dosages of oxygen are required. The gas may be provided by means of an oxygen concentrator, which is compact, mobile, electrically operated apparatus capable of providing 28 l./min.

What is the purity of medical oxygen?

The purity of medical oxygen for an oxygen concentrator should be no less than 90% and no more than 96%.

What is difference between medical air and oxygen?

Oxygen is typically delivered to hospitals or clinics in cylinders, medical air is most often manufactured on-site. Many patients sensitive to oxygen toxicity are delivered air to lower their exposure to oxygen.

What is the cheapest portable oxygen concentrator?

Get in touch with one of our consultants via our contact form for precise Oxygen Concentrator Prices.

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