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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


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I have had bad daily headakes for 2years, I have tried lots I meds that haven't helped. My friend said that oxygen can help! I that true?

I have had bad daily headakes for 2years, I have tried lots I meds that haven't helped. My friend said that oxygen can help! I that true?

Discuss...: Discuss your symptoms, evaluation needed and treatment plan with your physician. Oxygen therapy has shown to be effective for cluster headaches; however, your brief description doesn't sound like cluster headaches (although they do occur daily, they usually do not persist for two years without any intermittent pain free months) ...Read more

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What symptoms would 72% oxygen saturation cause?

Not good ones: 72% sat is usually associated with confusion or general decrease in mental status and often difficulty breathing. If none of the above, check the equipment, otherwise seek emergency care. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of cerebral oxygen deficiency?

Hypoxia: Lowered oxygen to any area will cause decrease in function, in the brain, confusion, and lethargy, and sometimes headache. ...Read more

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Oxygen was 89 and under for 3 min total out of 7 hrs lowest being 83% highest 99% during home oxygen study is this bad? Want me on oxygen at night.

Oxygen was 89 and under for 3 min total out of 7 hrs lowest being 83% highest 99% during home oxygen study is this bad? Want me on oxygen at night.

More info: Was this a sleep study? The low oxygen levels are of some concern but relatively infrequent. If related to sleep apnea the treatment may help but may not involve supplemental oxygen. Need more info as to possible cause of low saturations at times ...Read more

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I'm 18 & my oxygen saturation is 95. Is this bad?

I'm 18 & my oxygen saturation is 95. Is this bad?

No: Any oxygen saturation above 90% is ok, but most healthy people have oxygen sats between 95-100%. But, even being 94% can be normal. Oxygen saturation varies minute to minute, so one simple measurement may not give the whole picture. Moreover, pulse oximetry can be notoriously inaccurate, so make sure the measurement is truly accurate. But, in general, 95% saturation is great. ...Read more

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2 year old had low oxygen level less than 90 for 8 hours. How bad is this for his health?

How much < 90: A former patient of mine ( now adult) had resting o2 levels of around 88-90 for most of her childhood due to her complex heart disease. The impact of transient low levels has a lot to do with how low & what additional metabolic levels occurred at the same time. Fetal oxygen levels seldom rise above 60 prior to birth but their metabolism can handle this. Don't assume brain injury is expected. ...Read more

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Symptoms of oxygen depravation while sleeping?

Symptoms of oxygen depravation while sleeping?

Sleep O2 deprivation: The symptoms vary from mild sleepiness to difficulty concentrating and adhd, anxiety, panic, depression, severe sleepiness, irritability, and mild cognitive deficits to complete disorientation and full delirium that can take days to clear. If it is very severe, a person could die in their sleep. ...Read more