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Is external Oxygen supplement recommendable for a patient with lung problem?

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Posted on Fri, 20 May 2016
Question: would you recommend oxy e supplement to my father with lung problem? what is your position on food supplements in general? Thank you.
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Answered by Dr. Chobufo Ditah (36 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Am really not a fan of supplements in general!

Detailed Answer:
Hi and thank you so much for this query.

I am so sorry to hear about this lung problem that your father has. What is the problem to be exact? This supplement is said to improved oxygen availability in the body and as such could be helpful in lung problems. I am really not a fan of supplements because most of them do not go through rigorous evaluation processes like most drugs do. For this reason, I am very reserved when talking about them. However, i advise my patients to try if ned be and should they feel better, then they can continue. If they have even the slightest discomfort, abandon. This way, it is personalized and tailored to the needs and response of the patient! I will say let your dad try it and take your decision to continue or not depending on his response to it!

I hope this helps. I wish you well. Feel free to ask for more information and clarifications if need be. Above all, thanks for using our services.
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Is external Oxygen supplement recommendable for a patient with lung problem?

Brief Answer: Am really not a fan of supplements in general! Detailed Answer: Hi and thank you so much for this query. I am so sorry to hear about this lung problem that your father has. What is the problem to be exact? This supplement is said to improved oxygen availability in the body and as such could be helpful in lung problems. I am really not a fan of supplements because most of them do not go through rigorous evaluation processes like most drugs do. For this reason, I am very reserved when talking about them. However, i advise my patients to try if ned be and should they feel better, then they can continue. If they have even the slightest discomfort, abandon. This way, it is personalized and tailored to the needs and response of the patient! I will say let your dad try it and take your decision to continue or not depending on his response to it! I hope this helps. I wish you well. Feel free to ask for more information and clarifications if need be. Above all, thanks for using our services.