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When I was diagnosed with sleep apnea, the doctor said my blood oxygen level was normal. Do I actually need a cpap?

When I was diagnosed with sleep apnea, the doctor said my blood oxygen level was normal. Do I actually need a cpap?

CPAP: Normal oxygen does not mean that your oxygen saturation did not drop. If you have symptoms of sleep apnea like daytime somnolence, problems concentrating or with memory or irritability or if you have high blood pressure, stroke/tia, coronary artery disease, atrial fibrillation, you have to be treated. Also moderate and severe osa have to be treated, even w/o anything of the above. ...Read more

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Dr. Patrick Melder
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Apnea (Definition)

Apnea is a symptom in which a person stops breathing for a period of time (about 10-20 seconds) and then starts breathing again. Babies can get apnea from some types of infections. Adults can have sleep apnea, often related to loud snoring and some ...Read more


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In a person with sleep apnea, what causes the rises and falls in oxygen saturation of arterial blood during sleep?

In a person with sleep apnea, what causes the rises and falls in oxygen saturation of arterial blood during sleep?

Sleep apnea: Sleep apnea is defined as stopping breathing for 10 seconds. During that time, the body is not getting any oxygen. In addition , there can be instances that last less than 10 seconds, or where a less than adequate effort to breath is attempted. These also reduce the oxygen intake. ...Read more

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I just got an oxygen blood test at the doctor. The problem is, that i was extremely anxious. Can stress affect blood oxygen/co2 levels?

I just got an oxygen blood test at the doctor. The problem is, that i was extremely anxious. Can stress affect blood oxygen/co2 levels?

Basically no: If you hyperventilate a little, you'll blow off carbon dioxide but this won't cause any confusion -- your physician already realizes what you're doing. It won't affect oxygen or total bicarb enough to make any difference. ...Read more

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Tired all the time i don't have sleep apnea been checked doc did blood work normal what cold it be maybe depression ?

Tired all the time: See your physician and have a complete physical. Are you taking any medications? If all blood work and oxygen levels are normal, have your physician refer you to a therapist for evaluation. ...Read more

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Went to the doctors blood pressure was fine, heart rate was fine, oxygen levels at 100% they ran a EKG and for some reason it was not normal the muscl?

Went to the doctors blood pressure was fine, heart rate was fine, oxygen levels at 100% they ran a EKG and for some reason it was not normal the muscl?

Need more info: Many findings on ECG are not related to blood pressure or heart rate or oxygen levels. Some findings are abnormal, some are borderline abnormal, some are normal variants. They need to tell you exactly what the finding was and the potential implication in your particular case. ...Read more

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Sneezing, itchy+runny nose even can't breath.Lung function test abnormal, not asthma.Blood oxygen 100.Doctor suspects hyperventilation.Caused by allergy?

Sneezing, itchy+runny nose even can't breath.Lung function test abnormal, not asthma.Blood oxygen 100.Doctor suspects hyperventilation.Caused by allergy?

Allergy is likely: You may wish to check with an allergist or at least give an antihistamine a try. If you think it is a winter cold then you may want to try a decongestant. Tack för frågan! ...Read more

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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