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A 25-year-old male asked:

what symptoms would 72% oxygen saturation cause?

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Dr. Donald Alves
Emergency Medicine 24 years experience
Not good ones: 72% sat is usually associated with confusion or general decrease in mental status and often difficulty breathing. If none of the above, check the equipment, otherwise seek emergency care.

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How do I use oxygen at home?

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Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
As much as possible: While some recommendations call for nighttime use of oxygen only, the life prolonging effect of oxygen use for COPD comes from 24/7 use. Nighttime use does give some symptoms relief, but it's mainly for convenience.
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Does hyperbaric oxygen help with calciphylaxis?

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Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Calciphylaxis: There is no literature to support the treatment of calciphylaxis with hyperbaric oxygen. Your difficult situation is best treated by a nephrologist familiar with your condition.
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Is hyperbaric oxygen chambers useful for autism?

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Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Inconclusive: Various news media and nontraditional societies advocate hyperbaric/100% treatment for autism. There are no conclusive studies to support this, although the treatment issued in europe. In the us, huber aric treatment is only approved for the bends, wound healing and carbon monoxide poisoning. The dangers of hyperbaric chamber treatment outweigh the benefits (if any) at this time. Oxygen toxicity.
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Do you always need a prescription to get an oxygen tank?

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Dr. Luis Villaplana
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Yes: Even at the hospital level of care, you need a physician to order it.
A 44-year-old member asked:

What exactly is oxygen toxicity?

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Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Geriatrics 40 years experience
Resp arrest.: Pts. With COPD have a problem in letting the co2 out from their lungs. Co2 measurements at the level of the brainstem send a message to the brain and lungs to breath slower or faster. When too much oxygen gets in, the stimulus of co2 stops then the lungs stop moving since there is plenty of oxygen ( respiratory arrest). COPD patients that retain co2 cannot get concent. Of o2 >2 lts. X min.

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