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Carbon Dioxide Levels In Blood Normal Levels
Reference Range CO2: A pediatric reference range for carbon dioxide is 18-27 meq/l. What is the context? ...Read more
Total carbon dioxide level "32" 5 different times.. Normal is 22-29? These where blood test.... Is this worrisome? Please help...
No: Minimal elevations mean nothingGet a more detailed answer ›
Total carbon dioxide level "32" 5 different times.. Normal is 22-29? These where blood test.... Is this worrisome? Docs?
Confused?: Co2 is dissolved in the blood. It is related to the ph of the blood. The higher the co2, the lower the ph and visa versa. When the co2 goes up, one breaths more rapidly to blow off the co2. The co2 in the blood comes from the metabolism of cellular mechanisms and is exchanged for oxygen in the lungs. Any more questions? ...Read more
Loss or acidosis: Loss of carbon dioxide (as carbon dioxide) can occur in anything that makes you breathe heavily for a long period of time. (being on a ventilator as one example). Loss through the kidney with diuretics sometime. Mostly, CO2 is in the form of bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate). This is removed by acidity which occurs in serious organ failure (sepsis, kidney failure, etc.) ...Read more
Here are some ...: Was the reported value from a one-time test? Do you have problem to breath? How is the significance of this value possibly implying to your clinical scenario? Please ask your treating doc for individual detail and don't jump the gun to judge its significance. ...Read more
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
Hello. I had blood test results and i just wanted a second opinion. My mch is at 32.2 fl bit high, mchch is at 33.1fl its normal, mcv is a 97.6%. Also, my carbon dioxide is at a 32 mmol and glucose at a 104. Everything else is in the normal range.
Carbon dioxide level is high in my mother's blood & she is using bipap machine. Is there any medicine for this so that she does not have to use bipap?
Not likely: High serum co2 suggests chronic hypercarbia for which bipap is appropriate. No inhalers will dramatically improve hypercarbia over the short term. An alternative explanation for high serum co2 is severe metabolic alkalosis from vomiting or excessive diuretic use. An arterial blood gas can aid in telling the difference. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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