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Can your blood oxygen level from your finger differ from your lower extremities?

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 more

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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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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?

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?

Yes, no: The problem in primary pulmonary hypertension is getting blood through the lungs, not oxygenating it. This causes all kinds of misunderstanding. Since pO2 is easy to measure and pulmonary vascular resistance / blood pressure isn't, it's easy to forget how sick these folks are. ...Read more

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Can the condition of your teeth affect your health. I.E. Raised blood pressure?

Can the condition of your teeth affect your health. I.E. Raised blood pressure?

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 more

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How can a blood clot in your upper leg affect your body ?

How can a blood clot in your upper leg affect your body ?

Blood clot: This is usually in a vein. The real danger is that it can travel to the lungs and cause a life threatening pulmonary embolus with death. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Please help docs! where is the concentration of oxygen highest--in your lungs or blood arriving at your lungs?

Please help docs! where is the concentration of oxygen highest--in your lungs or blood arriving at your lungs?

In the lungs: Blood arrives in the lungs in a deoxygenated state. The function of the lungs is to exposure red cells to oxygen from the air which the red cells then carry to the rest of the body. So the blood leaving the lungs to the heart is rich in oxygen. ...Read more

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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 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?

No to both: No to both. Crack and any drugs you snort or inject greatly increases your risk of clots. Once a clot forms, nothing can stop it from moving except anti-coagulation, thrombectomy (surgical procedure), or placement of filter (blocks how far it can travel). ...Read more

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Can you tell me if throughout hyperventilation the concentration of co2 in the blood to decrease why?

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 more

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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?

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

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How can high glucose level in blood lead to impaired blood circulation in the legs?

How can high glucose level in blood lead to impaired blood circulation in the legs?

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

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What causes the pulse you feel in your arm during blood pressure measurements?

What causes the pulse you feel in your arm during blood pressure measurements?

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 more

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Does circulation to your extremities decrease when your blood sugar is dropping or low? If so why?

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

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Can infection from your teeth go through your your your body and put you near death what is the risk?

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 more

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Can a blood clot start in the arch of your foot and travel to your lower calf?

Can a blood clot start in the arch of your foot and travel to your lower calf?

No . . . and yes .: Technically speaking, a blood clot can occur wherever you have a blood supply--which means anywhere in your body. However, Plantar Fascia problems and muscle spasms are much more likely to occur in the foot arch. ...Read more

Extremity (Definition)

Is appendage or body part that extends from the main body, such as arms or ...Read more