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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.


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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

Dr. Randy Sussmane Stubbs
254 Doctors shared insights

Co2 (Overview)

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


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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..

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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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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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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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? .

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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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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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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What reason could be for ALT 60; abs eosinophils 680; co2 31test results, symptoms - chest pain, chronic dry cough, left knee swollen & painful?

What reason could be for ALT 60; abs eosinophils 680; co2 31test results, symptoms - chest pain, chronic dry cough, left knee swollen & painful?

No easy answer: You're on Methotrexate and this itself may account for your elevated liver enzymes. The trivial elevation of your eosinophils isn't going to be helpful. If you're on this medication, it's likely to be for joint disease known best to you and your physician. Please forgive me, but your having to ask healthtap tells me you need to ask for better communication from your treating physician. ...Read more

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What would cause a teenager to have high co2 results in blood work?

What would cause a teenager to have high co2 results in blood work?

Hypercapnea: There are multiple reasons why a person may have high co2 in a venous sample. The must common cause would be dehydration. But, once he is well hydrated, if the bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) remains high, the patient needs a work up for it since there are other metabolic diseases associated with an abnormal bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) that need to be address. The list is too long to be answer in this format. ...Read more

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What do high co2 levels during a sleep study mean?

Sleep study: With just a high co2 level, it is hard to tell what is really happening. We need to know how old the patient is, what comorbidities the patient has. When the co2 was high - the entire study or during certain times only. If you can add more information we may be able to better answer your question. ...Read more

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Had blood work done and would love to know what the following means. Mpv 9.5 WBC 9.65 RDW 15.4 anisocytosis 1+a ovalocytes 2+a co2 23.

No worries: Mpv is mean platelet volume. Not of much use unless platelets are low. Wbc is white blood count (9.65 normal). Rdw is statistical indication of variation in red blood cell size (15.4 slightly high, hence anisocytosis). Ovalocytes are oval red blood cells. Co2 is carbon dioxide (23 normal). None of these results are concerning with respect to your health. ...Read more

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What causes high co2 in blood?

What causes high co2 in blood?

COPD, obesity, sleep: Is pt a smoker? Does she have COPD? Is she obese? Does she snore and have daytime sleepiness? needs to see her PCP ...Read more

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What can cause a person to have low co2 levels?

Acidosis: Low co2 in your labs is actually low levels of bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate). Low bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) can be caused by a high carbohydrate (and sugar) diet. The carbs are turned into carbon dioxide which then become carbonic acid, which then lowers bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) levels.
Reduce your carbohydrate and sugar intake. ...Read more

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What are the best breathing exercises for chronic hyperventilation syndrome? I need to restore normal co2 and o2 levels in my lungs. It's very hard.

Earlier answer: Treat the anxiety problem to decrease hyperventilation and do frequent rebreathing in a paper bag like a lunch bag to increase co2. The only other way would be to increase the precursor of co2 which is bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) by taking calcium carbonate (tums) or acetate. ...Read more

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Is a co2 level of 16 normal?

CO2 level of 16: A serum co2 level of 16 is abnormal. A full listing of the causes of a low serum co2 is beyond the space limitations offered here. For a full list of the the conditions causing a low co2 go to this link:

http://www. Clinchem. Org/content/31/2/309.Full. Pdf. ...Read more

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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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What I meant was what about if co2 is being given off in my house?

Gas: It is a very dangerous gas and poisonous. You should report it immediately ...Read more

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Co2 reading of 12...how can I help raise that by what I eat or don't eat?

Co2 reading of 12...how can I help raise that by what I eat or don't eat?

Don't treat a lab: Probably our correspondent is referring to total CO2, which is an approximation of the bicarbonate ion in the plasma. Reference range is 22-32 or so and when it's low like this, it suggests metabolic acidosis from some cause -- even exercising hard can do this. I trust this is not just someone who's been markedly hyperventilating. If you feel OK, I'd repeat the test to rule out a lab error. ...Read more

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Indoor air quality? Which indoor plants are helpful in cleaning air of co2 and other toxins?

Indoor air quality? Which indoor plants are helpful in cleaning air of co2 and other toxins?

All: All plants participate in photosynthesis, a chemical reaction that converts carbon dioxide into organic compounds such as sugars, using the energy from sunlight. In general the more chlorophyll present (the substance that provides the green color to leaves), the more photosynthesis that will be taking place. Therefore as a general rule, the larger and leafier the plant, the more photosynthesis that will be occurring in the presence of sunlight. However, having more indoor plants will not result in a significantly lower carbon dioxide concentration than the rest of the atmosphere, as indoor air is always in communication with the rest of the environment. Also, carbon dioxide at these concentrations is not harmful to humans, and having indoor plants does not result in significant air detoxification that can be attributed to any meaningful health benefits. ...Read more

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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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What happens if you breathe co2?

Carbon Dioxide: Poisoning: http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/carbon-monoxide/basics/definition/con-20025444

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Is it possible to get CO2 POISONING?

Yes: Carbon dioxide is a gas that is normally found in the body produced by cellular metabolism. Levels can rise as a result of multiple disease conditions like respiratory failure. However, overdose not related to illness can occur on other settings. Co2 has industrial uses and accidental overdoses have occurred. ...Read more

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How to correct co2 with TPN if co2 is low?

Acetate anion.: Acetate is usually added to TPN to increase co2 (bicarbonate) provided there is normal liver function. ...Read more

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What can cause a person to have low co2 levels?

Acidosis: Low co2 in your labs is actually low levels of bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate). Low bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) can be caused by a high carbohydrate (and sugar) diet. The carbs are turned into carbon dioxide which then become carbonic acid, which then lowers bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) levels.
Reduce your carbohydrate and sugar intake. ...Read more

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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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How long does it take your body to absorb co2 after surgery?

How long does it take your body to absorb co2 after surgery?

Hours to days: Referring specifically to laparoscopic surgery, the co2 gas mostly absorbs within hours, but can hang around for 3-5 days. Sometimes we think this is responsible for referred pain to the shoulder. It's not dangerous. Hope this helps! ...Read more