A 40-year-old member asked:
hi doctors, can you tell me what is oxygen level guideline, before needing supplemental oxygen?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh answered
36 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
Supplemental O2: The use of supplemental oxygen is based on the arterial oxygen level at rest and with exertion. Usually a pulse oximetry test is performed during conditions of exertion and sleep/rest to determine whether oxygen is needed.
Answered on Apr 19, 2014
A Verified Doctor answered
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Low O2: Hi myersbeth9, different regions have different rules. But the short answer is: If you have lung disease and your oxygen level is below 88%, you can qualify for home oxygen. However, you cannot have smoked for three months to be considered. Oxygen is extremely flammable after all. There are also provisions for sleep apnea and low oxygen when ambulating. Hope thats helpful.
Answered on Jul 20, 2016
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