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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (Copd) (Definition)
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, otherwise known as COPD, may include chronic bronchitis, emphysema, or both. Chronic bronchitis is the production of increased mucus caused by inflammation. Bronchitis is considered chronic if you cough and produce excess mucus for most days three months out of the year, two years in a row. Emphysema is a disease that damages the air sacs or the smallest breathing tubes in the lungs. COPD is commonly associated with smoking. ...Read more
What are the treatment options fo stage 3 copd?My oxygen saturation levels are between 92 & 98, what causes my shortenss of breath even though I have "normal" oxygen levels?
Shortness of breath.: Your shortness of breath could be caused by an increase work of breathing. Because of the COPD, you may be working harder in order to achieve a normal oxygen level. You sense this increased work of breathing as shortness of breath. Also, if your oxygen level decreases with activity, this may lead to shortness of breath and requires oxygen therapy. A 6 minute walk test may help in diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What is considered a normal oxygen saturation for a person with COPD and why is it considered normal?
Anything above 90%: > or equal to 90% is normal. This is related to the hemoglobin oxygen dissociation curve. There is a certain percentage of oxygen saturation before your cells will not let oxygen leave cell and go to tissue. That is somewhere around 88-92% so since the sensors are good only 90% + or - 2% points, we use 90%. ...Read more
Irregular heartbeat i had a severe COPD attack 2 weeks ago which i ended up in the hospital for 6 days two of which was in the icu on bipap and the other four i was on oxygen because my saturation level would not stay above 90%.....Yesterday i went to the
No: Any oxygen saturation above 90% is ok, but most healthy people have oxygen sats between 95-100%. But, even being 94% can be normal. Oxygen saturation varies minute to minute, so one simple measurement may not give the whole picture. Moreover, pulse oximetry can be notoriously inaccurate, so make sure the measurement is truly accurate. But, in general, 95% saturation is great. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends how low: Down to about 80% there isn't much effect at all at least for short periods of time. Longer periods weeks to months can have cognitive effects. Below 80% saturation there can be clear effects on judgment even for brief periods. The lower the saturation the bigger the effect. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Measures oxygen: Pulse ox is a technique used to measure the oxygen saturation in your blood. Oxygen is carried around the body in hemoglobin molecules; pulse ox detects what percentage of these oxygen carrying sites are being used. A normal pulse ox (at sea level) is approximately 96%-100%, meaning 96-100% of the oxygen carrying sites are indeed carrying oxygen. ...Read more
COPD may include chronic bronchitis, emphysema, or both. Chronic bronchitis is the production of increased mucus caused by inflammation. Bronchitis is considered chronic if you cough and produce excess mucus most days for three months in a year, two years in a row. Emphysema is a disease that damages the air sacs and/or the smallest breathing tubes in the lungs. ...Read more
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