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Oxygen level 94 percent still short of breath. What is going on?

Oxygen level 94 percent still short of breath. What is going on?

Short of breath: Short of breath is a symptom and not necessarily a correlate of lowered po2. It correlates with the work of breathing. If you are working hard to maintain normal oxygenation, you still will feel short of breath. ...Read more

Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Oxygen (Definition)

Oxygen is a gas that the cells in your body need to work properly. The air we breathe normally has 21% oxygen. A maximum of 100% oxygen can be given. Babies with heart or lung problems may need ...Read more


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Son oxygen level drops when sleeps, why?

Son oxygen level drops when sleeps, why?

Monitor: There are many continuous so2 devices to monitor oxygen during the night. Even on the iphone. Check them out and discuss with your lung doc asap. ...Read more

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How long can you live with 80% oxygen levels?

Oxygne: Normal healthy oxygen levels are above 95%, but people with chronic lung disease can slowly drop their levels to 80% but fatigue and shortness of breath are likely and activity will be limited without supplemental oxygne. ...Read more

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Is thisnormal oxygen level 96 to 97 for my age?

Yes: A typical oxygen saturation level for most people your age would be 95% or higher; however, if you are having shortness of breath or any other concerning symptoms, you should see a physician, as this number doesn't tell us everything that is going on. ...Read more

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What would happen if oxygen levels fell too low?

What would happen if oxygen levels fell too low?

Low oxygen: How low is too low? At 55% and low loss of consciousness and cardiopulmonary failure. ...Read more

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If oxygen level is 92 per cent how serious is it?

If oxygen level is 92 per cent how serious is it?

92% 02: 92% and above is not serious. It is the normal level at sea level in healthy individual. ...Read more

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Is an oxygen level of 86 considered normal or not?

Not normal.: Some persons with COPD can tolerate a low o2 level (usually in the high 80s or low 90s) but below 88 it's usually getting problematic even for the worst COPD patients. ...Read more

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Oxygen level showing at 81%, but I have no problem?

Oxygen level showing at 81%, but I have no problem?

Your finger is: Probably cold or not getting enough blood flow, which then affects your PO2 measurement. If you are tracking your pulse oximetry, you should also see a sine wave indicative of your pulse pressure along with the O2 readout. If you do not, or do not have a machine capable of such reading, I would not trust your result. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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How do oxygen levels in your body affect your vision?

How do oxygen levels in your body affect your vision?

Minimally: Oxygen levels low enough to reduce vision (vision is oxygen dependent) will affect your brain and other bodily functions at the same time. The major symptoms will be those of anemia which causes pallor, fatigue, exercise intolerance, etc. ...Read more

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Oxygen levels in upper 80's while on oxygen what does mean?

Need more oxygen: Oxygen saturation should be higher you need higher flow and or other treatment to address low oxygen. Could be a lung/ heart problem or combination. Low oxygen is not good for the body most organs get affected and do not function properly. Talk to you doctor. ...Read more

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When active my o2 level will drop to 85. Do I have time to get oxygen?

Maybe: Medicare will pay for oxygen when your saturation drops below 90% if you feel short of breath, have chest pain, dizziness, rapid pulse or any other symptoms you should be evaluated by a physician. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me why excess oxygen causes an increase in c02 levels?

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. ...Read more

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What would cause my dads oxygen levels when they get it up from 75 to 90 to pass out?

What would cause my dads oxygen levels when they get it up from 75 to 90 to pass out?

Possibly he is: Retaining co2. If your dad has COPD and has been given a lot of supplemental oxygen in an effort to increase his oxygen saturation (spo2) he may not have enough respiratory drive to blow off the co2 independently and develop co2 narcosis causing him to be unresponsive. In these patients, we often use non-invasive positive pressure (bi-pap) to help patients as an alternative to mechanical vent. ...Read more

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What is a normal oxygen level? How low does it need to be to be admitted in the hospital. Mine is reading 94-95

What is a normal oxygen level? How low does it need to be to be admitted in the hospital. Mine is reading 94-95

Oxygen: Oxygen at this time of year should be 96 to 98% saturated. Yours is a bit low. That alone, however, is not an indication for hospitalization. In your history I see no evidence of illness or other symptoms that would cause you worry. ...Read more

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Is blood oxygen level 93 ok?

It depends: If you live at sea level, and the pulse oximetry machine if functioning normally, your arterial oxygen saturation should be higher than 93%.
If you live at high altitude, the partial pressure of oxygen in the air is lower and, depending on how high you are, an oxygen saturation level of 93% may be normal. ...Read more

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Are low blood oxygen levels normal?

High is good.: Well you would anticipate 95 to 100% oxygen saturation for a young healthy adult. The lower the oxygen saturation the more concern. ...Read more

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What fixes low oxygen level at night?

What fixes low oxygen level at night?

Depends on cause...: Most often, this is related to obstructive sleep apnea. This is when your airway becomes "floppy" while sleeping. The airway closes and no air can pass into the lungs. Therefore, the oxygen level drops. Using oxygen at night won't fix the problem if this is related to sleep apnea. You will need a special machine that increases the pressure in your airway while sleeping. See a sleep doctor. ...Read more

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What's a low oxygen level in general?

What's a low oxygen level in general?

92 % plus....: In all patients, but certainly in post op patients, we'd like to see oxygen saturation of at least 92%. Supplemental oxygen may be necessary, at least for a short time. Good pulmonary toilet and breathing exercises are also employed. Good luck. ...Read more

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92% blood oxygen level, is this okay?

92% blood oxygen level, is this okay?

Not really: If it is a nonsmoker, then no, should be 95%+ as "normal." lower can indicate lung infection or function abnormality. Smokers or persons with lung diseases often have lower saturations like this. If no explanation, should see dr for exam and probably chest xray ; breathing treatment (s). ...Read more

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How can I boost my blood oxygen level?

How can I boost my blood oxygen level?

Supplement: You could supplement oxygen if you had a condition which required it. It would do you no good just to do it. ...Read more

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Life expectancy with 80% oxygen levels?

Almost normal: Stage 1 very mild COPD with a FEV1 about 80 percent or more of normal.. ...Read more

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Can the body adapt to low oxygen levels?

Can the body adapt to low oxygen levels?

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. ...Read more

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What is a good oxygen level after surgery?

What is a good oxygen level after surgery?

80-100 mm hg: Normal po2 is 80-100 mm hg which is the partial pressure of oxygen in blood. If your asking about o2 saturation, then 94-100%. ...Read more