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Oxygen is in the air we breathe and is necessary to live. When we breathe in, oxygen enters the lungs and it goes into the blood. When the lungs cannot transfer enough oxygen into the blood, an oxygen therapy program may be necessary. The major reason why oxygen therapy is used is to assure that there is enough oxygen in the blood to provide for the body's needs.

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