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Dr. Randy Sussmane Stubbs
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Co2 (Overview)

This is a gas composed on one carbon and two oxygen molecules. Very common byproduct of respiration in almost every animal.


Dr. Jack Rubin, M.d.
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Regarding blood test-what is co2 is high, creatine is high, egfr is low, bun/creat ratio high?

Regarding blood test-what is co2 is high, creatine is high, egfr is low, bun/creat ratio high?

Lab results: The lab results you mention, low creatinine high and egfr is low are consistent with a person with chronic kidney disease. The co2 in chronic kidney disease is not high and can be low. The high bun-creatinine ratio is suggestive of a dehydrated state. Please provide the actual numbers of the lab values you stated for a better answer. ...Read more

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Dr. Randy Sussmane Stubbs
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Co2 (Overview)

This is a gas composed on one carbon and two oxygen molecules. Very common byproduct of respiration in almost every animal.


Dr. James Ridgway
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How does co2 laser resurfacing get rid of wrinkles and dark spots? I understand that the co2 laser damages the skin and forces it to heal itself. But i don't understand exactly how that gets rid of wrinkles and spots. .

This : This is a good question. Total fx laser resurfacing (co2 laser) vaporizes the soft tissues of the face to eliminate/reduce sun spots, decrease and remove lines and wrinkles as well as reducing pore size. This is through the production of a controlled injury to the papillary dermis (upper dermis), after which replacement of damaged tissues with new healthy, compact collagen takes place. One also sees a more homogenous complexion of the skin tone (color) and the reduction of telangiectasias (small red capillaries) due to this injury and tissue replacement. Optimal results are seen over a 90 – 120 day timeline. Be healthy and be well, james m. Ridgway, md. ...Read more

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Dr. Michelle Zetoony
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What is the definition or description of: co2?

What is the definition or description of: co2?

Carbon dioxide: This is a gas composed on one carbon and two oxygen molecules. Very common byproduct of respiration in almost every animal. ...Read more

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Dr. Melanie Tugaoen
Board Certified, General Practice
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Can you tell me how is co2 mostly carried in the blood?

Can you tell me how is co2 mostly carried in the blood?

Lets review your que: Red blood cells carry de-oxygenated blood (loaded with co2) into the lungs. In the lungs CO2 is displaced with O2, and is removed during exhalation ...Read more

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Dr. Rashed Hasan
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Dr. John Hoffmann
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What is the difference between co2 fraxel and affirm active deep fx laser therapy? Which one works better for deep acne scars?

What is the difference between co2 fraxel and affirm active deep fx laser therapy? Which one works better for deep acne scars?

Equal: Fractional lasers use a laser beam that is delivered to the skin with a grid pattern. This leaves minute patches of untreated skin between laser spots. This allows faster healing with less risks. No laser is very effective against deep scars and are better for superficial scarring. Deeper scars may require surgical revision or dermabrasion. ...Read more

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Dr. Glynis Ablon
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Dr. Thomas Fiala
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Is co2 laser treatment safe? Could the co2 laser cause too much damage that would end up scarring? Or could it damage my eyes if the doctor's hand slips? .

Is co2 laser treatment safe? Could the co2 laser cause too much damage that would end up scarring? Or could it damage my eyes if the doctor's hand slips?

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Be careful: If the laser energy applied is too high, or too many passes are done over the same area, then scarring can occur. Eye protection is usually used to protect the patient. Always seek out an experienced practitioner. ...Read more

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Is a co2 blood test reading of 33 very dangerous thank you?

Is a co2 blood test reading of 33 very dangerous thank you?

No: Something as simple as holding your breath during the draw can do this. If you have a serious acid-base / blood gas trouble, you'll know you're sick. ...Read more

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Dr. Ronald Dreifuss
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What is a co2 angiogram?

What is a co2 angiogram?

Another contrast: Co2 gas is used as the contrast agent rather than iodinated dye. It is usually reserved for people with allergic history to iodinated dye or poor renal function. This agent cannot be used in all blood vessels. It is a good agent when indicated but should only be used by a trained specialist familiar with the use of this material. ...Read more

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