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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Milstone
26 years experience Pulmonology
Minimal Risk: If the patient is hooked up to a ventilator the great majority of the time the vent can breath for the patient and prevent carbon dioxide buildup from ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Burger
35 years experience Pulmonology
CO2 and COPD: Generally, only elevated carbon dioxide (co2), which is a level over 40, has importance in COPD as it indicates severe disease.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Passer
34 years experience Child Psychiatry
Confused?: Co2 is dissolved in the blood. It is related to the ph of the blood. The higher the co2, the lower the ph and visa versa. When the co2 goes up, one br ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Loss or acidosis: Loss of carbon dioxide (as carbon dioxide) can occur in anything that makes you breathe heavily for a long period of time. (being on a ventilator as o ... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Lin
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Here are some ...: Was the reported value from a one-time test? Do you have problem to breath? How is the significance of this value possibly implying to your clinical s ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
What units?: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Bohr effect: Any physiology textbook will explain this to you. The shape of the hemoglobin molecule is changed slightly. It's a good thing that it gives up its oxy ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
See below: Carbon dioxide is a powerful stimulant of breathing.
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dallas Bailes
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
No: Carbon dioxide levels that are a little high like yours are nothing to worry about. If it is below 19 then i would have some questions but 32 is just ... Read More

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