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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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For blood oxygen saturation level - what is the fatal and normal range?

Oxygen sat curve: If you look at the p50 or oxygen saturation curve, anything above 90% is ok for the hemoglobin to unload as it gets into the tissues and supply them. As the curve goes down to 75% about pao2 of 45, this nears the saturation in the veins where unloading of oxygen to the tissues including heart muscles becomes difficult and there will be eventual death as it gets lower than that. ...Read more

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Taking Blood Thinners (Checklist)

Take your prescribed dose of medication
Once
If necessary, have regular INR checks
Once
If you start new medications, be sure to check the interactions
Once
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My blood oxygen saturation is 96% but can there be chances that my blood is not circulation properly to my skin?

My blood oxygen saturation is 96% but can there be chances that my blood is not circulation properly to my skin?

Yes.: At your age chances of lack of circulation is unlikely unless there are preexisting conditions like diabetes or rheumatologic problems like sle, etc.. Smoking can also cause it as do some drugs that cause vasoconstriction or closing off of blood vessels. ...Read more

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Taking Blood Thinners (Checklist)

Take appropriate anticoagulation medication
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Take appropriate dose of anticoagulation medication
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Check clotting time if indicated
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Avoid medications that can cause bleeding
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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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Taking Blood Thinners (Checklist)

Take your medication daily
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Be consistent with dietary habits if on Warfarin
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Ask doctor for interactions with other medications
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Be aware of bleeding risk
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Why do I get daily attacks of shortness of breath when my peak flow, oxygen saturation, pulse, temperature, blood test and EKG results are all normal?

Why do I get daily attacks of shortness of breath when my peak flow, oxygen saturation, pulse, temperature, blood test and EKG results are all normal?

Breath: Many things can cause you to feel short of breath. One of the most common is a panic attack. Are you prone to them? Other medical conditions such as congestive heart failure with volume overload are frequently seen in elderly patients. Other heart conditions and pulmonary conditions can cause this as well. In a young healthy person such as yourself a panic attack seems more likely. See your Dr ...Read more

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Oxygen Saturation (Definition)

Oxygen saturation is a measure of how much oxygen the blood is carrying as a percentage of the ...Read more

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