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What happens if e coli flourishes on oxygen provided by humans, then who is unaffected and who is benefited?

What happens if e coli flourishes on oxygen provided by humans, then who is unaffected and who is benefited?

Homework, right?: E coli can thrive with or without oxygen. Humankind provides the gut flora a place to live, along with nutrients and oxygen. Whether and how the gut flora benefit us is the subject of "discussion" -- don't believe everything you read, and learn your teacher's prejudices before you answer. ...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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Can you tell me how good is breath one hour of pure oxygen per day?

Can you tell me how good is breath one hour of pure oxygen per day?

Pure Oxygen: Nature optimized us to breathe air that is about 20% oxygen.! 00% oxygen for long periods would eventually have a toxic effect.! 00% oxygen for 1 hour is not dangerous, but probably has no health benefits under normal circumstances. ...Read more

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Is it safe to breathe pure oxygen?

Is it safe to breathe pure oxygen?

Yes and No: Breathing 100% oxygen can be harmful over time. Symptoms may include disorientation, breathing problems, and vision changes. Prolonged high oxygen doses cause damage to cell membranes and can cause seizures. However, sometimes breathing pure oxygen is necessary for treatment of carbon monoxide poisoning or in adult respiratory distress syndrome (ards). ...Read more

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I'm wondering why are heavy smokers with damaged lungs put on pure oxygen to keep them alive?

Easier to breathe...: "room air" is approximately 21% oxygen. People need oxygen to make their vital organs (brain and others) function well. If a person's lungs are damaged, that person may not absorb oxygen well. By administering oxygen to the patient, the percentage of oxygen in the "air" is increased allowing for the person to oxygenate their blood more readily and thereby deliver oxygen to vital organs. ...Read more

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Is breathing pure oxygen for and extended time harmful and if so what is the proper ratio for what we breath?

Is breathing pure oxygen for and extended time harmful and if so what is the proper ratio for what we breath?

Yes....: Pure oxygen will fry a specific part of your brain. Stick to breathing normal air which catties around 20% oxygen. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of hyperbaric oxygen chamber?

There are: Several benefits of HBOT as already answered by my colleagues. ...Read more

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What is the benefits of oxygen therapy for c.P. Children?

What is the benefits of oxygen therapy for c.P. Children?

No research support: So far, I have not found research that supports the glowing testimonials I have read about use of hbo for cerebral palsy. *** hyperbaric oxygen for children with cerebral palsy: a randomised multicentre trial. Hbo-cp research group.
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What benefits should I expect from oxygen therapy for stroke?

What benefits should I expect from oxygen therapy for stroke?

Hyperbarics: I assume you are referring to hyperbaric treatment. Some studies have shown that the high concentrations of oxygen that can only be achieved with hyperbarics can stimulate healing and regeneration after damage occurs to the nervous system. Some people have found improved cognition and improved functioning, and even some insurances are paying for this now. It's worth looking into.... ...Read more

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Are there health benefits for people that use oxygen when they sleep?

Nocturnal oxygen: Health benefits accrue to people using oxygen at night only if they need it. If you do not require oxygen then it will bot benefit you to use it. There are no health benefits to "oxygen bars.". ...Read more

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Why is it bad to breathe pure oxygen and is it true it strips down the molecules to a single electron or what?

It can be bad: Air is approx 80 % nitrogen and 20% oxygen. When you breath 100% oxygen it creates free radicals that act like "pacman" and destroys lung tissue. This can occur with in 6-12hours of breathing the pure oxygen. ...Read more

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Who benefits in a hyperbaric oxygen therapy?

> 12 FDA approved: Indications. The committee on hyperbaric oxygen therapy of the undersea ; hyperbaric medicine recommends hyperbaric oxygen can be used for treatment of: decompression sickness, gas embolism (arterial), recalcitrant soft tissue infections ; osteomyelitis, gangrene, carbon monoxide poisoning, wounds or skin grafts/flaps that aren't healing w standard tx, crush injuries, thermal burns, delayed. ...Read more

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I just asked about carbon monoxide exposure, and want to know if inhaling pure oxygen or eating certain foods can rebuild my body's strength.?

Hyperbaric oxygen: Acute carbon monoxide (co) poisening can be treated with hyperbaric oxygen, 100% oxygen at 2-3x atmospheric pressure can displace co that would otherwise be irreversably bound to the hemaglobin. This is probably enhanced by disolving much more oxygen in the bloodstream itself than normal. This would not be helpful for minor chronic exposure like smoking. ...Read more

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Why would pure oxygen make you stop breathing if respiratory distress?

Why would pure oxygen make you stop breathing if respiratory distress?

Unusual: Some patients with chronic respiratory failure don't have their respiratory drive due to co2, but low o2 instead. Raising the o2 level theoretically can cause respiratory drive to fail. This is controversial however and there are other causes that can create this situation. ...Read more

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Why does pure oxygen stops breathing when patient is in respiratory distress?

Why does pure oxygen stops breathing when patient is in respiratory distress?

Depends on situation: Part of the bodies mechanism for deciding when to breathe is controlled by co2 sensors in the main blood vessels. In some medical conditions (like copd), when excess oxygen is given to patients & drops the co2 level, their sensors stop the automatic breathing cycle until it builds back up. ...Read more

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What is an oxygen debt?

Oxygen debt.: Need more information about what you are asking about. Go to wikipedia and then get back with me. ...Read more

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How is oxygen administered?

How is oxygen administered?

O2: Oxygen is administered either thro nasal cannula, face mask, thro an endotracheal or a tracheostomy tubes. Also you can administer different volumes of oxygen. ...Read more

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Can you die from to much oxygen?

Oxygen Toxicity: Normal room air is 21% oxygen. That will not hurt you. Diving with 100% oxygen can cause some respiratory problems. Prematures on extra oxygen can develop serious eye problems. Hyperbaric oxygen, for a long time (maybe 12 hrs or more) can hurt you.
Most of these situations will not kill you.
Also severe fires are accelerated by excess oxygen, so smoking on oxygen has killed people. ...Read more

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Why is too much oxygen dangerous?

Oxygen toxicity: Hyperoxia likely exists whenever oxygen tension exceeds 21% of atmospheric pressure. It appears to produce cellular injury through increased production of reactive oxygen species, such as hydrogen peroxide, superoxide anion, and hydroxyl radical. Oxygen toxicity refers most commonly to resulting tracheobronchial injury and damage to the tissue of the lungs. ...Read more

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Is 2 liter a low dosage on oxygen?

Is 2 liter a low dosage on oxygen?

2liter a volume, not: A dosage. Dosage=a quantity per unit time. 2 Liters/min oxygen flow by nasal cannula is a commonly used adjunctive oxygen flow for people with lung ventilation/perfusion problems: https://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/Ventilation/perfusion_ratio. What counts is oxygen saturation of hemoglobin as percentage, not dosage. Too much oxygen, esp. Over days/weeks, is also toxic; yet uncommon without intubation. ...Read more

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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 does it feel when your oxygen is low?

Many symptoms: If your oxygen level is very, very low, a person passes out and loses consciousness. But in less severe circumstances, a person might feel dizzy or short of breath. One might experience unusual fatigue - exhaustion with normally easy activity. The heart rate and breathing rate speed up to compensate for the lower level of oxygen. A person might feel "air hunger." get checked if any of this applies. ...Read more

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What can cause my oxygen count to be 71%?

Most likely...: ...A mistake - like improper placement of the pulse oximeter. Most people with 71% oxygen saturation are either fainting or close to it. ...Read more