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Could You Give High Flow O2 To A Copd Patient
Depends...: Oxygen is only prescribed when the oxygen level in the body is low and only in the lowest amount needed to maintain the oxygen level at an acceptable level. Oxygen must be carefully prescribed by a doctor with monitoring of the patient's oxygen levels because giving too much oxygen is harmful as is not giving enough! see your doctor if you think your oxygen level is low! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
It depends: on more information and examining particular patient. Generally propofol is safe in a well controlled asthmatics, yet anesthesia plan is formulated by anesthesiologist after careful consideration of past medical and surgical history, current medications, allergies and the nature of the procedure, as well as patient's physical status. Consult your doctor or consider "virtual" appt on HealthTap ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If someone had shortness of breath due to heart or a lung problem, at rest, would you expect a higher heart rate? Or can it be normal?
Treatment...: Treatment of COPD usually consists of bronchodilator and steroid inhalers as well as supplemental oxygen, if the oxygen level in the blood is low. Smoking cessation is a necessary part of treatment. Other treatments depend on the specific symptoms present. There is no cure! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does yawning mean someone may be low on oxygen? I.E. They try to get more oxygen with a deep breath perhaps?
What is criteria to get oxygen tank prescribed? Need diangosis lung or heart condition to get O2 tank? Seriously SOB. Feel O2 will make it easier.
See a doctor: Possible causes for shortness of breath include heart disease, lung disease and anemia. Each is treated differently, and oxygen may or may not be indicated. Best to see a doctor to determine the cause of the shortness of breath so it can be treated appropriately. Sudden shortness of breath should be evaluated immediately. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Yes: Everyone breathes differently ; those who are fit tend to have lower respirations. ...Read more
In regard to blood pressure, if someone feels tired like he/she would like to take a nap, could this be a sign more of low blood pressure than hbp?
Either: There are many causes of feeling tired. One is abnormal blood pressure, either high or low. Some people are tired due to anemia or low blood sugar. Stress, dehydration , poor eating or sleeping habits, viral syndromes are a few of the many possible causes of "tired". It is best to see your primary care physician to have a thorough physical and to be honest and forthcoming with your concerns. ...Read more
How can you give breaths with a bag valve mask to a patient on a ventilator that has stopped breathing?
If your oxygen level drops too low, could that cause a non epileptic seizure. Also, if you have severe COPD would exercise lower your oxygen level.
Yes and yes: A very low oxygen tension can make people have seizure like activity or unconsciousness depending on the response of the cells of circuitry in your brain. The cells can become irritable and have more discharges. People with COPD are exercised to see if they need o2 as oxygenation can drop with activity depending on the severity of disease. ...Read more
What dosage of midodrine would you give to a patient with normal heart, aldosterone and electrolytes but having a hypotension of 90/60?
My questions are: 1. What condition is being treated? POTTS? Autonomic Dysfunction? Something else? 2. What dose did your doctor indicate to you? 3. When dealing with people who have autonomic dysfunction of some sort I always respect the variability of the individual and start at 10mg. qd (or less) and titrate up very slowly. 4. Goal is to use the absolute minimum dose to get the clinical effect- no more. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A person with high blood pressure is more likely to get: a stroke, pulmonary embolism, heart attack, uneventful fainting or something else?
Stroke, heart attack: Of the conditions listed, hypertension is a risk factor for stroke and heart attack. High blood pressure would not be typically considered a risk factor for pulmonary embolism or fainting. High blood pressure is also a risk factor for kidney damage. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you tell me if a victim with a fentanyl overdose is apneic with a pulse what will the EKG show then?
Does having renal failure @ 30% allow a person to work a job or does it restrict a person to perhaps need some sort of disability assistance.
No disability: When renal function is at 30 % , patients in general function prity normal and do not need disability assisstance. ...Read more
What might cause a person with asthma to have shortness of breath but a consistently high peak flow (750+), and all of their cardio tests checked out fine?
Anxiety: In my experience, when someone has a subjective feeling of shortness of breath, palpitations, chest tightness etc., but all the objective measures are checking out ok, what you may actually be dealing with is an anxiety problem. But first you rule out the physical stuff. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why would my cardiologist want me to do a nuclear walking treadmill vs a regular one? Will the dye be dangerous?
How could this take 3 full hours?
Women and CAD: Can't be sure, but I suspect your cardiologist recommended a nuclear stress test for to help detect coronary artery disease (CAD). In women, traditional stress test is less helpful than a nuclear stress test in diagnosing heart disease. It takes longer because contrast is used is used. Suggest you discuss the procedure and possible complications with your cardiologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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