Extremes of temperatures always have a greater effect on those of us with respiratory disorders such as the various types of COPD. Therefore in the summer months, or if you are going on a holiday to warmer destinations, it is important to have your oxygen with you and to take extra care. At Pure O2 we can always provide COPD oxygen where ever you are and we like to ensure that you have all you need for your trip away.
Summer Air Quality and COPD
Whilst the temperatures have been reasonably high earlier this summer, the forecast for the UK is only expected to be average for August and September, which may make you think that the risks are not so high. However it is not just the temperature rising which can adversely effect those of us with respiratory disorders. Higher levels of allergens in the air, increased humidity and reduced air quality, all of which tend to happen at this time of year also have an impact on how we breathe. As long as COPD sufferers are aware of this potential and take that into consideration when they are out and about, it need not prevent anyone from doing their activities and hobbies as normal. At Pure O2 we care about our customers so we have put together a short list of actions which can help COPD oxygen users to stay safe during the summer months;
- Keep hydrated by drinking plenty of water and choose cold foods on particularly warm days, especially salads and fruit which naturally contain water
- Avoid the sun or being outdoors at peak times of the day when the sun is at its highest or keep in the shade.
- When holidaying overseas stay in an air conditioned environment during the middle of the day
- Take regular showers and brush your clothes to remove allergens
- Remember that when it is hot your body uses more oxygen to cool down
- Always have your medication and oxygen with you
For more information about holiday rentals from Pure O2 follow this link www.healthoxygen.com/rental-information/. You can also see all our COPD oxygen concentrators and portable oxygen options, which are available for purchase or rental, on our website.
Talk to someone you can trust
At Pure O2 we pride ourselves on giving each customer time to explain and discuss their concerns, so we can fully understand their situation and provide suitable solutions and products to fulfil their requirements. As a well established oxygen supplier with experienced staff, ‘good service’ are our watch words. So if you are looking either to purchase or hire an oxygen concentrator for your holidays you can rest assured we will have everything you require and we will ensure that you have all the equipment you need before you depart. To speak to one of our friendly team call us on our 24 hour helpline on 0870 712 0202, or our UK freephone number (9am – 5pm) on 0800 145 5902 or alternatively if you’re are calling from overseas you can use our international number +44 (0)161 747 2617.
Pure O2 know all there is to know about COPD oxygen and have the qualifications and experience to ensure you wear a smile like the lady in the red top and continue to live life to the full.
We look forward to helping you soon.