Oxygen Titration



Home oxygen is a tool to improve oxygen levels in the body. It may ease symptoms and improve health of the organs such as brain and kidneys.

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Possible Complications

Home oxygen therapy is safe. There is an increased risk of fire around oxygen, but basic steps will help avoid this:

  • Keep the oxygen supply away from open flames.
  • Do not smoke. Do not allow anyone to smoke around you.



This content is reviewed regularly and is updated when new and relevant evidence is made available. This information is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with questions regarding a medical condition.

Edits to original content made by Denver Health.


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