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what causes low oxygen levels and would they make me yawn repeatedly?

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Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 37 years experience
See below: Anything external or internal can can low oxygen level, but that has no relation to yawning.

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Does my blood oxygen level make a difference in how severe my pulmonary fibrosis is?

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Yes: The severity of your pulmonary fibrosis affects your blood oxygen levels. Areas that are fibrosed do not absorb as much oxygen as healthy lung tissue.
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Is it normal for me to have heart palpitations when yawning?

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Dr. Barton Cook
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Maybe: Yawning can induce a temporary decreased heart rate (bradycardia), which may result in a premature beat, felt as a flutter or palpitation, in some people. If it last more than a couple of seconds, or results in almost fainting, rather than brief and symptom free, a cardiac evaluation is indicated.
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Is hyperbaric oxygen therapy really good for subdural hematoma?

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Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Subdural hematoma: There is no proof that hyperbaric oxygen can help with subdural hematoma.
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Is hyperbaric oxygen therapy raise blood pressure?

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Dr. Albert Pizzo
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Usually Not: Hyperbaric oxygen does not usually raise ones blood pressure. If your blood pressure is above normal than it is usually due to some other condition. See your family physician to discuss this.
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A 33-year-old member asked:

Why would patients with COPD be given low flow concentration (1-2l/min) supplemental oxygen?

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Dr. Carlo Hatem
Pulmonary Critical Care 25 years experience
Low blood oxygen: At the advanced stages of copd, the lungs do not perform their function well, oxygen has a harder time crossing into the blood stream. At this point, the body is not getting enough energy, the blood oxygen level is low. Raising the amount of inhaled oxygen offsets the problem, and prolongs life. Oxygen is used at the lowest amount that would achieve the goal.

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