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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
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?
Absolutely!: Oral disease is a chronic condition that increases the inflammatory process in the whole body of which blood pressure is one of the measurable indicators. There are more and more good studies that are confirming the oral-body connection in overall health. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can pinched nerve in the neck cause low blood flow to the body along with less oxygen to the muscles. Feel like I might have a pinched nerve in the n?
Nerve impingement: can be caused by being sandwiched between two spinal bones, pressed by a bulging disc. It can cause muscle spasm and back pain. This condition must be professionally managed. See an interventional pain management specialist for definitive diagnosis and management. See your dentist for tooth pain. ...Read more
Please help docs! where is the concentration of oxygen highest--in your lungs or blood arriving at your lungs?
Could you please describe how high concentrations of cholesterol in the blood can lead to disease of the blood vessels?
Can detoxing from crack cocaine cause a blood clot in your arm and what would be the symptoms of the blood clot ? Cud smoking keep clot from moving?
Can you tell me if throughout hyperventilation the concentration of co2 in the blood to decrease why?
CO2 washout : during hyperventilation, you are breathing at a higher rate, so you are moving CO2 out of your body at a higher rate than it is building up, consequently levels drop and blood acidity changes and that is responsible for some of the physical symptoms associated with Anxiety good luck and feel better ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What changes can you expect in the levels of blood oxygen and carbon dioxide in a patient who breathes rapidly and deeply for a prolonged time?
Hyperventilation: Many athletes may "oxygen-load" their blood just prior to a race by doing this. Breathing rapidly will draw in more oxygen and "load up" the red blood cells' hemoglobin, and at the same time empty out more carbon dioxide than usually would be. You have to be careful doing this, because it will throw off your body's acid/base balance and make you dizzy or pass out! ...Read more
Could you tell me what happens to your breathing rate when the amount of carbon dioxide in your blood increases?
Great Question!: Very quickly, high sugar levels lead to increased damage to blood vessels at all levels, especially where those vessels are very small. This causes the blood to slow and then not flow at all. When that happens, the tissue effected dies leading to gangrene. It occurs in the legs, but also in the brain (stroke), the heart (heart attack) and kidneys (renal failure) as well. ...Read more
Oxygen levels different on either hand ? What can cause this? And at wwhat point are oxygen levels to low?
Below 95 %: Below 95 % in apparently healthy individuals. ...Read more
Pulse n arm with BP: 52 M asks What causes the pulse you feel in your arm during BP measurements? ANS: U r feeling blood n ur brachial artery gush thru with each heart beat in ur arm that is narrowed by the BP cuff pressure. This is what Dr hears when listening to BP. I teach pts that cannot hear 2 use this 2 take BP. Inflate cuff high then lower slowly. When pulse is first felt that is systolic & goes away diastolic ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does circulation to your extremities decrease when your blood sugar is dropping or low? If so why?
Maybe not bld sugar: When a diabetic patient gets a low blood sugar, it triggers an adrenaline surge. If anything, this would increase circulation to extremeties, along with other adrenaline-symptoms. You may want to talk to your doctor about whether your symptoms are really related to blood glucose. ...Read more
Can infection from your teeth go through your your your body and put you near death what is the risk?
High Risk: A good thing to remember is that upper teeth are located less than two inches from your brain. Lower teeth are two inches from your airway. It is very important that any dental infection be addressed immediately. Infections of the head and neck should be taken very seriously and treated by a dental professional as soon as possible. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I know that blood flows from a high pressure to lower pressure area, flowing through the path of least resistance?
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