A 33-year-old male asked:
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is 98 percent oxygen saturation level for a smoker who has been smoking for19 years good?

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Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Smoking and Oxygen: Yes. But the test is deceptive. It does not mean you do not have lung damage. It does not measure how much carbon dioxide you have or how many of your red blood cells are no longer available to carry oxygen. It just tells me that you are still young enough that you have some ability to maintain good oxygen levels despite the nineteen years of trying to damage your lungs.
Answered on Jan 14, 2018
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Dr. PHILLIP KIM
14 years experience General Practice
Yes: Any o2 readings.
Answered on Oct 27, 2016
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Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
35 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
anything above 90% means that additional home oxygen is NOT required. Good news. But better get pulmonary function testing and check with your lung doc.
May 2, 2013

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