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Can Your Blood Oxygen Level From Your Finger Differ From Your Lower Extremities
Yes: Absolutely. Depending on the degree of vascular disease in your arms and legs, this can definitely vary. However it is less common to have vascular disease in your arms than in your feet. This is why oxygen levels in the fingers are most often more accurate than in the toes in people with vascular disease. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Have unrepaired ASD; tingling&numbness in fingers when pulse is below 90, in feet below 80, now moving to face. Is this due to poor blood flow/O2?
Asd: These would be unusual symptoms for ASD or for heart rates under 80. This type of generalized parasthesiae can be due to deficiencies in vitamin B12,magnesium,calcium,potassium or types of neuropathy. Discuss this with your physician who will order the appropriate tests and/or refer you to a neurologist. ...Read more
I'm considering climbing everest without oxygen, and training by sleeping and running in an altitude tent which will lower my blood 02 sat. Levels to ~70%. Can I do both without brain damage?
What to do about insect bites (mosquito) on the knees/lower extremities. pain level goes up to 10. what would be your solution or remedy to cure it?
Low blood oxygen levels, at what number would be low enough to cause a person to fall to the floor and have a blackout?
Depends: Its the rate of fall thats more important than the actual number. When the partial pressure of oxygen falls below 55 or 88% hemoglobin saturation the delivery of oxygen to our organs begins to decrease. If your organs, like the heart , is already damaged this drop can be very dangerous. If the organs are healthy they can tolerate this drop in oxygen levels for several minutes, sometimes even longe. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lung disease: Is the commonest reason for a low level of oxygen in the blood. It can also happen in heart disease if the heart is failing and fluid builds up in otherwise-healthy lungs, or if there is a hole in the heart, causing blood to bypass the right heart circulation into the lungs and skip picking up oxygen there. These are examples of some common causes. Smoking, high altitude=examples of lung reasons. ...Read more
Risks: Calculating the risks of a blood clot in your lungs is difficult to do when given only the information of oxygen saturation. A saturation between 95-97% is at or very close to normal, hence it would be impossible to speculate on presence of clot or not. In fact, blood clots to the lung can occur and still result in a normal oxygen saturation between 97-100% clinicians use other factors for risk. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Hypoxia: That depends on many factors: age of the person when it happened (children tolerate low oxygen better than adults), duration of the low oxygen (longer is worse), how healthy the person is (medical conditions may make the person more sensitive), and the body temperature of the person when it happened (the colder they were, the less oxygen their body and brain needed). There's no simple answer. ...Read more
I had half of a lung removed due to cancer. Now my blood oxygen level is very low. Will exercise help it?
Confusing: Removing half of one of your lungs should not have severe effects on your blood oxygen level is there are not other problems. See your doctor and ask for a more complete explanation of your functional status and whether or not there are other diseases affecting your blood oxygen level. ...Read more
My blood pressure is 111 over 59 and my pulse is 92. I have laboured breathing and my oxygen level last week was 85 - should I be concerned?
Would 9 breathing apneas and blood oxygen levels of 87.5% be considered mild sleep apnea? Would this cause a person to be tired during the day etc?
Can you have idiopathic pulmonary hypertension with normal blood oxygen levels? Does the level of oxygen in your blood correlate to the degree of PH?
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