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What is nocturnal hypoxemia

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kirankumar Viramgama
Sleep Medicine 31 years experience
Low oxygen at night: Many causes like sleep apnea, copd, emphysema, heart disease etc. Can cause nocturnal hypoxemia or low level of oxygen at night. It is important med... Read More
Dr. Mark Birnbach
Cosmetic Dentistry 48 years experience
Sleep apnea: It means that the body isn't getting the proper amount of oxygen while sleeping. Another name for this is sleep apnea. It is imperative that a physici... Read More

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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Lederman
Dentistry 40 years experience
Overlap: Nocturnal hypoxia is a drop in oxygen in the blood when sleeping. It's associated with sleep apnea, but also with hypoxic chronic bronchitis pulmonary... Read More
Dr. Robert Ryan
Dentistry 50 years experience
Similar: Sleep apnea is caused by a malfunction in the brain (central sleep apnea) or by blockage of the airway (by the tongue, tonsils, soft palate, or throat... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnon Rubin
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
2 different condtion: sleep apnea is when there is a cessation of airflow with sleep and breathing. The most common type of sleep apnea is obstructive sleep apnea when the ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Stachler
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 31 years experience
Sleep apnea: CPAP is the first line treatment and the most acceptable thing to try a first. There are many options for face masks and even nosal capp apparatuses t... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Siegel
Pulmonology 38 years experience
Tissues vs. blood: Hypoxia is low oxygen in the tissues. Hypoxemia is low oxygen in the arterial blood. Hypoxemia caused by low oxygen in air (such as high altitude), l... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
Cardiology 33 years experience
Reactive : When oxygen levels are low the peripheral vessels constrict and blood is preferentially shunted to the vital organs.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Taylor
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Same phenomena: Hypoxia is more of a physiologic state wherein biological tissue or organs are low on Oxygen gas. Hypoxemia is more of a specific term for low oxyge... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology 33 years experience
Hypoxemia: is abnormally low levels of oxygen in the blood. There are numerous potential causes, pneumonia is one of them.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
Cardiology 33 years experience
Underlying dz: Treatment is directed to the underlying conditions . With CHF diuretics are given. If the pts has COPD then oxygen and nebulized breathing treatments ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
Cardiology 33 years experience
Lack of oxygen: Refractory hypoxemia is when a patient is lacking oxygen and even with all known treatments in place, can't improve their oxygen levels. . The prognos... Read More

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