[Watch] 88,000 Oxygen Cylinders Needed for COVID19 Ventilator Alternative Treatment

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WHO issues warning for shortage of oxygen cylinder and concentrator in the future, says an article published in Jewish Market Reports.

Pollution related ailments

Global warming is an alarming threat not only to the earth’s atmosphere but also human health. Increasing air and water pollution are the main causes of both respiratory infections and growth of chronic respiratory diseases.

Chronic respiratory disorders including asthma, emphysema, bronchitis, and COPD are common problems in elderly people and are enforcing a huge health burden all across the world. 

Solution to tackle the situation

Oxygen Cylinder and Concentrator Market 

According to a study, Oxygen Cylinder and Concentrator Market by Research Dive, the market is expected to reach $5,052.1 million by 2026, registering a CAGR of 8.7% from 2019-2026.

Growing utilization from different applications and increasing focus on consumption are some of the oxygen cylinder and concentrator market drivers.

Oxygen therapy as a solution

The medical and pharmaceutical industry has come up with oxygen therapies to tackle the respiratory issues of people. 

  • Oxygen therapies enable patients to get sufficient oxygen into their bodies on their own. 
  • Oxygen cylinders and oxygen concentrators are medical devices that offer oxygen therapy. 
  • Both of these devices deliver oxygen to patients who have problems in their normal breathing functions. 
  • Both of these devices differ in the way they deliver oxygen.

How are the two devices different?

Oxygen cylinder 

An oxygen cylinder comes with a fixed amount of oxygen compressed within it and can be inhaled by the patient until it runs out. 

Oxygen concentrator 

An oxygen concentrator is similar to an air conditioner—it takes in air, modifies it, and delivers it in a new form. An oxygen concentrator is a device that is used to deliver oxygen to a person who has low levels of oxygen in the blood. 

Rising demand for the devices

These days many hospitals and clinics are in need of large quantities of oxygen cylinders and concentrators for treating respiratory problems. This is due to the increase in the:

  • number of patients suffering from respiratory issues, 
  • growing number of smokers, and 
  • exposure to dust particles that causes severe lung disorders. 

Alternative To Ventilators 

Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment may offer a less invasive alternative to ventilators for COVID-19 patients, says an article published in CBS NewYork.

With COVID-19 causing severe pneumonia, doctors have been using ventilators to help their patients. CBS2’s Dr. Max Gomez has more on a possible alternative treatment that’s less invasive. Watch the below video.

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Source: Facebook, Jewish Market Reports, CBS New York

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