Does oxygen therapy have any side-effects in people with COPD?

Expert pulmonologists explain that there are no side-effects of oxygen therapy for COPD patients who have low oxygen. COPD patients should discuss supplemental oxygen therapy with their health care providers and pulse oximeter tests must be done regularly to check oxygen levels in patients.

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