A 31-year-old member asked:
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can you please tell me why excess oxygen causes an increase in c02 levels?

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Dr. Marius Frasie
26 years experience Internal Medicine
CO2 retention: Higher o2 slows down breathing and you do not ventilate properly, do not exhale enough co2. Likely cause is copd/sleep apnea/hypoventilation.
Answered on Sep 4, 2018

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