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What happens when blood oxygen levels are too low

A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 37 years experience
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hashmat Rajput
Internal Medicine 40 years experience
Low oxygen: Our body tissues needs constant supply of oxygen to perform optimally. If it gets too low then the tissues especially kidney, heart and brain would h... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
High is good.: Well you would anticipate 95 to 100% oxygen saturation for a young healthy adult. The lower the oxygen saturation the more concern.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mazen Kherallah
Infectious Disease 35 years experience
Low Oxygen: Yes, the red blood cells and hemoglobin increase.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mazen Kherallah
Infectious Disease 35 years experience
Hypoxemia: Oxygen level in the blood should be >90 mmhg, it gets slightly lower with advancing age, any level lower than expected should be investigated.
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rada Ivanov
Pulmonary Critical Care 32 years experience
Upper 90-ties: Levels in the 80-es are not ok, we prescribe supplemental oxygen usually for levels below 86-88%. Bear in mind that levels at rest are higher and they... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hesham Hassaballa
Pulmonary Critical Care 23 years experience
Many things...: Many things can cause a low oxygen level in the blood: so many, in fact, that i don't have enough room here to name them all. Here are some common... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sanjay Agarwal
Pulmonology 27 years experience
Sats <90%: Oximeter showing <90% or more appropriately pao2 <58 is considered hypoxia and need for o2 supplemental oxygen will be needed.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nestor Del rosario
Addiction Medicine 35 years experience
Hypoxia: Anything that decreases o2 diffusibility or increases o2 consumption. These will include copd, pulmonary fibrosis and interstitial lung diseases, asth... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Rada Ivanov
Pulmonary Critical Care 32 years experience
Depends: Depends on how long the oxygen levels have been low and the body has had time to adjust to it. Someone with a long-standing lung disease can walk into... Read More
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