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Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
No: No, there is no correlation.

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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Manzella
46 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 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. CESAR HOLGADO
38 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 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Earle
30 years experience General Surgery
Atelectasis: Sometimes, there can be parts of the lung not fully inflated called atelectasis. This could cause low oxygen levels and can be reversed by taking deep ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Milstone
26 years experience Pulmonology
Yes: Low oxygen can causes headaches.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
It happends: Bronchiolitis causes a build up of secretions in the tiny airways and blocks transfer of oxygen into the tissues. It can and does cause a drop in bloo ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Depends on variables: Low saturations are a variable issue.In the womb, the baby draws oxygen from the mothers blood and during all of pregnancy, their oxygen saturation is ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Hines
23 years experience Family Medicine
Probably not: Commercial flights are pressurized, and you should not have a significantly low oxygen level during a flight.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
Possibly: Possibly, if low enough for long enough.
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Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
35 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Weird: Why do weird stuff? Altitude sickness is often prevented with diamox (acetazolamide). Hyperbaric chamber management should be entirely left to doctors ... Read More
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