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abnormal oxygen saturation levels

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tony Su
Dr. Tony Su answered
33 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Several factors: Several factors determine oxygen saturation. These include the amount of oxygen you breathe, the ability of the lungs to extract oxygen, the amount of ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hesham Hassaballa
22 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Not necessarily: As we age, it may get a little harder for the oxygen to get into the blood through your lungs. But, as long as you have healthy lungs, the oxygen satu ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Majzun
14 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Shortness of breath: ...Is caused by many abnormalities in the body, not simply low o2 levels. Some patients can have significant shortness of breath from copd, pneumon ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nestor Del rosario
34 years experience Addiction Medicine
O2 goes into lung: Traverse the interstitial to the blood vessel wall to the blood cells goes to tissues and be delivered. Normal saturation therefore depends on the oxy ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Manzella
47 years experience Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Lung & Heart Disease: Hypoxia (low oxygen saturations) are usually caused by lung disease (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, asbestosis, pulmonary fibrosis, etc). Many ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
Smoking and Oxygen: Yes. But the test is deceptive. It does not mean you do not have lung damage. It does not measure how much carbon dioxide you have or how many of you ... Read More
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
Lung Disease: Thoughts? How about we are very scared for you. You have a significant respiratory infection or an illness that will end your life early. Please get ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. CESAR HOLGADO
39 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Oxygen: A low oxygen saturation definitely affects judgment. Your brain is one of the organs that is heavily dependent on proper oxygenation. If you decrease ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rada Ivanov
31 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Yes: Sepsis can cause acute lung injury (ali) and adult respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) which are both reactions of the lung to the toxins and cytokin ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nestor Del rosario
34 years experience Addiction Medicine
Oxygen sat curve: If you look at the p50 or oxygen saturation curve, anything above 90% is ok for the hemoglobin to unload as it gets into the tissues and supply them. ... Read More
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