I have always had respiratory problems. Spending the majority of my adult life in the dryer air of the desert and the mountains has helped significantly. Being back in the city with the heat and the smog and the congestion has taken its toll. I haven’t had an asthma attack yet, but the breathing is a little bit labored.
When we rode the Pikes Peak Cog Railway I noticed little O2 canisters in the gift shop. I thought”what a fantastic idea”. So a few months into my stay here I looked them up on Amazon and decided to give them a try.
I ordered the package of 3 big ones because they were basically the price of 2 small ones. The inhaler part only covers the mouth. I learned right away that you only need to hold the trigger down for a moment to get a puff. Still, that first can lasted a few months, with regular usage. I used it up to 3 times a day, but not every day. I can say that the oxygen made a definite difference. On days when the air quality was bad, or when my chest just felt tight from stress, I could feel it help relax the muscles and infuse my system with clean air. I attribute my lack of an asthma attack thus far, to starting this therapy early on.
I also use Boost O2 to alleviate headaches and congestion. My son uses it occasionally. I have not had an opportune moment to introduce it to my dad, but I am confident he will benefit from it if he will use it. My dad is stubborn about trying anything alternative, or anything that might “make him appear weak”. I am thinking maybe the smaller inhaler would be less obtrusive for him to try and maybe his pride won’t be so offended by it.
In summary, I am very happy with the Boost O2 canisters and plan on making them a regular part of my home remedy arsenal.