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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Milstone
26 years experience in Pulmonology
Multiple: The best use of oxygen is in patients who have hypoxemia (low oxygen levels). Many lung diseases can cause hypoxemia including emphysema, cystic fibr ... Read More

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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nestor Del rosario
33 years experience in Addiction Medicine
O2: Affects the body by increasing the delivery of o2 to the tissues that need it. This is only effective when there is o2 deprivation state as in hypoxem ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rajesh Rethnam
22 years experience in Pulmonary Critical Care
Too much not good: Depends on why the oxygen therapy is given for. Is it for lungs , heart, or for helping wound healing ? If for lungs and if you have copd, too much ox ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nestor Del rosario
33 years experience in Addiction Medicine
Prolongs life: In people who qualify for oxygen after a work up and deem to need oxygen, from COPD or other lung problems, it is the only medicine or treatment to pr ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao answered
45 years experience in Hospital-based practice
O2: Oxygen is a necessary ingredient to sustain life. Oxygen is taken up by the red blood cells and the cells in the body utilize this oxygen for energy p ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Weintraub
35 years experience in Pulmonology
Supplemental Oxygen: Some people with damaged lungs or damaged hearts cannot extract enough oxygen from normal air, so they need extra oxygen delivered through a mask or n ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Diede
28 years experience in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Controversial: There is insufficient scientific evidence to determine whether the use of hyperbaric oxygen therapy improves functional outcomes in children with cere ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Considine
29 years experience in Family Medicine
Yes: Yes absolutely! oxygen can be very hazardous especially to those who smoke and use a lit flame anywhere near a stream of flowing pure oxygen. I person ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao answered
45 years experience in Hospital-based practice
Depends: What is your underlying problem? Did you check whether pulse oximetry is registering your o2 correctly? Generally if your o2sats are below 85% you wil ... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vasu Brown
33 years experience in Integrative Medicine
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