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COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)

Altitude COPD?

06/13/2008

Question:

I live in florida and am planning to trip to Colorado Springs, CO. My lung capacity is 40% and oxygen level at finger is 90%. I using and an ebulizer 3 times a day. How should I prepare for this trip???

Answer:

If you are flying and use supplemental oxygen, you would need to arrange for oxygen during your flight and at your destination. If you are not on any supplemental oxygen, you should discuss with your doctor whether or not you need it on the flight or at your destination.

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Response by:

Mahasti   Rittinger, RRT Mahasti Rittinger, RRT
Clinical Program Manager of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care & Sleep
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University

Phillip T Diaz, MD Phillip T Diaz, MD
Professor of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University