A 40-year-old member asked:
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for what reason should patients with copd be given low flow concentration (1-2l/min) supplemental oxygen?

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
28 years experience Internal Medicine
Low oxygen...: People with COPD can develop low oxygen levels due to their lung disease. Oxygen therapy is then administered in the lowest amount needed to treat their hypoxia. Too much oxygen can actually cause lung toxicity which worsens lung function.
Answered on Nov 3, 2019

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