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94 Oxygen Level
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
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
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
How to improve it?: You need to know the cause to be able to improve it. ...Read more
Hypoxic: A person who is poorly oxygenated is hypoxic. ...Read more
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
What is a normal oxygen level? How low does it need to be to be admitted in the hospital. Mine is reading 94-95
My oxygen level was 94%.What should I do. I have hypertension which remains under control. My TMT has been slightly positive since 5 years health ok?
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
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
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
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