A member asked:

For what reason should patients with copd be given low flow concentration (1-2l/min) supplemental oxygen?

A doctor has provided 1 answer
Dr. Sue Ferranti answered

Specializes in 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 4/18/2021



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