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How does oxygen therapy treat obstructive lung disease?

Oxygen therapy helps to regulate the supply of red blood cells in the body, which may be excessive due to low blood oxygen. It may also help with shortness of breath. For people with advanced stages of obstructive lung disease, oxygen therapy may extend their lives.

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