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can the body adapt to low oxygen levels ?

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Dr. William Harris
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Yes: Think about americans who live in denver, sherpas that live in tibet, & the maya in south america. These are populations of people who have become accustomed in one way or another to a lower atmospheric oxygen level, and in the mayans a lower blood oxygen level. Another sea-level example would be a person with emphysema who may run a blood oxygen level of 88% and still be walking around home depot.

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If I had a body scan today, when can I restart taking my hormone medicine?

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Could the body adapt to low blood oxygen level ?

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Low Oxygen: Yes, the red blood cells and hemoglobin increase.

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