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Might I increase my oxygen level in my blood by exercising even when I have anaemia?

Might I increase my oxygen level in my blood by exercising even when I have anaemia?

Anemia means: Low hemoglobin, low oxygen carrrying capacity. So, higher fio2 or exercise could increase dissolved o2, without increasing adequate delivery to your organs...If not, we would have no need for blood. ...Read more

Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Oxygen (Definition)

Oxygen is a gas that the cells in your body need to work properly. The air we breathe normally has 21% oxygen. A maximum of 100% oxygen can be given. Babies with heart or lung problems may need ...Read more


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Can I increase my oxygen level in my blood by exercising a lot, even if I have anaemia?

Can I increase my oxygen level in my blood by exercising a lot, even if I have anaemia?

Oxygen in blood: The oxygen in your blood is linked to the concentration of red cells in your blood. If you are anemic, that is what is going to limit your oxygenation, not how much you exercise. Being healthier may improve your anemia. If you exercise more, you may signal your body to tell your bone marrow to make more blood. ...Read more

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Will? I increase my oxygen level in my blood by exercising even when I have anemia?

Will? I increase my oxygen level in my blood by exercising even when I have anemia?

More delivered: Anemia ultimately limits oxygen delivery to the tissues. Exercise increases need for oxygen to the tissues. This discrepancy will likely cause more erythropoietin to be released. This cause red blood cell production. Your body will try to make more red blood cells. The overall o2 level in the blood will be the same;just more rbcs to carry oxygen. Your anemia may affect this process though. ...Read more

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I recently quit smoking. What supplements help increase oxygen to my red blood cells and get the carbon monoxide out of system. To restore my health?

Smoking cessation: Your body will clear the carbon monoxide itself, but the process is slow (weeks) since the binding of carbon monoxide to the hemoglobin molecule is so tight. The best thing you can do is to exercise which will increase the oxygen in your circulation, which will displace the carbon monoxide. ...Read more

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Is hyperbaric oxygen therapy raise blood pressure?

Is hyperbaric oxygen therapy raise blood pressure?

Usually Not: Hyperbaric oxygen does not usually raise ones blood pressure. If your blood pressure is above normal than it is usually due to some other condition. See your family physician to discuss this. ...Read more

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Can you heal or reverse brain damage cause at birth from lack of blood and oxygen to the brain with healing foods or any break through medications?

Can you heal or reverse brain damage cause at birth from lack of blood and oxygen to the brain with healing foods or any break through medications?

I'm sorry: Please forgive my frankness. Charlatans prey on the desperation of handicapped people to make money. Anyone offering you "healing foods" or some magic supplement is trying to scam you. However, there are whole practices of medicine that focus on helping folks with this kind of disability -- not with the hope of cure or reversing the tissue injury, but making life easier and more enjoyable. ...Read more

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What is normal levels of oxygen in the blood? What is considered low and what is considered dangerous? Is levels in the 80s ok?

What is normal levels of oxygen in the blood? What is considered low and what is considered dangerous? Is levels in the 80s ok?

It is low: If you are asking about oxygen saturation the level should be above 90%. Normally it it is 97 - 99%. If the levels are in the low 80s - the person should be on oxygen. The oxygen saturation is obtained via external device placed on the finger or earlobe. If you obtain arterial blood and measure oxygen level - po2 the level in 80 is ok. ...Read more

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Can oxygen in the blood stream kill you?

Can oxygen in the blood stream kill you?

Why do you ask?: There's a quack procedure by which oxygen and/or ozone are pumped into various body orifices; this has caused death by gas embolization. Beyond this, the blood normally carries oxygen. Perhaps you can clarify your question; please forgive me if I have misunderstood. ...Read more

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Do platelets carry oxygen in the blood?

Do platelets carry oxygen in the blood?

No: The Tred blood cells. What makes these un nucleated cells unique is that they contain the hemoglobin molecule which can transport oxygen and release it in the organs needing O2 to survive. When the deoxygenated blood reaches the lungs, O2 is picked up again by the hemoglobin molecule. The 3 molecules necessary for creating life were carbon, O2 and Fe which comprises hemoglobin. ...Read more

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What's the average percent of oxygen in the blood? I'm a heavy smoker and when I got checked at triage I had 99percent it said. But scarring in lungs

What's the average percent of oxygen in the blood? I'm a heavy smoker and when I got checked at triage I had 99percent it said. But scarring in lungs

Quit smoking...: A normal oxygen saturation that is measured the way you are talking about is typically greater than 95% in your age range (down to as low as 90% in someone with chronic lung problems). The effects of smoking don't always show up on an oxygen saturation percentage until a chronic lung condition has set in, so don't let that lead you to believe everything is normal. I would advise quitting. ...Read more

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How does hyperpnea affect the amount of carbon dioxide and oxygen in the blood?

How does hyperpnea affect the amount of carbon dioxide and oxygen in the blood?

Low CO2, alkalemia: Deep or rapid breathing removes more gaseous co2 leading to less co2 in the blood and associated alkalemia - it has a minimal effect on oxygenation except in disease states. ...Read more

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Is it true that a build-up of fluid in the lungs will result in a reduced amount of oxygen in the blood returning to the heart?

Is it true that a build-up of fluid in the lungs will result in a reduced amount of oxygen in the blood returning to the heart?

If Bad Enough: The lungs have remarkable capacity to overcome problems with what we'd call "gas exchange", but if enough of the lung tissue is taken out of the picture (eg by being covered in fluid) then yes, the amount of oxygen brought back to the heart will definitely fall. ...Read more

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How can I boost my blood oxygen level?

How can I boost my blood oxygen level?

Supplement: You could supplement oxygen if you had a condition which required it. It would do you no good just to do it. ...Read more

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I need to know what's an optimal blood oxygen level?

Depends: On your age and condition. It is usually reported by%. For example a little baby you would want to be high, close to 100% and if sick not lower than 92% when ill and hospitalized. A normal person walking around is usually 96- 100%. If a person has a chronic lung condition lower percentages of oxygen are acceptable, down to about 88%. ...Read more

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It seems whenever I exercise, the blood oxygen level drops. Will it get better if I exercise regularly?

Abnormal: It is not normal for your oxygen saturation (blood oxygen level) to drop with exercise. If this is occurring, you should be evaluated by a cardiologist or a pulmonologist who has expertise in the evaluation of people with exercise-related abnormalities. ...Read more

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When does low blood oxygen levels result in a coma? (I know it is under 74 because I was still sort of awake then although I suspect not much under.)

When does low blood oxygen levels result in a coma? (I know it is under 74 because I was still sort of awake then although I suspect not much under.)

Well this varies: This varies a bit from person to person, so there is not really a number. It sounds like you are talking about the pulse oximetry reading, right? This is not used to generate concern about a coma. The pulse ox reading varies and is somewhat inaccurate.

For most people, having insufficient oxygen for over 5 minutes results in brain damage, which may cause a coma. ...Read more

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Just climbed Kilimanjaro. My blood oxygen was measured at 45% for about 12 hrs. Down from altitude now and feeling better. Should I have long term con?

12 hrs of hypoxemia: Could easily cause some symptoms of confusion, headache, rapid breathing with shortness of breath, etc., but there should be no long term effects from only 12 hours of hypoxia. Long duration hypoxia, such as from chronic lung disease, does have long term consequences, of course. But prompt normalization of your blood oxygen at lower altitude should prevent any adverse long term effects. Stay well! ...Read more

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Is blood oxygen level 93 ok?

It depends: If you live at sea level, and the pulse oximetry machine if functioning normally, your arterial oxygen saturation should be higher than 93%.
If you live at high altitude, the partial pressure of oxygen in the air is lower and, depending on how high you are, an oxygen saturation level of 93% may be normal. ...Read more

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What is the oxygen poor blood?

Few basic reasons: Haemoglobin- a protein molecule, carries o2 in the blood vs called arteries and after o2 is used by tissues, the deoxyg. Hb is carried by vessels called veins -> heart -> lungs to get new o2 molec. Added. When hb is low in quantity or abnl. In str-> o2 is low in blood. Iron, folate, (folic acid) B12 deficiency- anemia o2 defective basic str. As in thalssemia, sicklecell dz. 2.Heart defects->mixing a &venous bloo. ...Read more

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How can oxygen get in the Blood?

How can oxygen get in the Blood?

How it works: The process of oxygen getting into the blood goes like this. First we inhale air with oxygen in it. Little pockets in the lung called alveoli fill with the air and the oxygen diffuses into capillaries. This oxygenated blood then goes back to the heart where it is pumped around to the rest of the body. When it reaches capillary beds in our tissues the oxygen diffuses out into the tissues. ...Read more

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Are low blood oxygen levels normal?

High is good.: Well you would anticipate 95 to 100% oxygen saturation for a young healthy adult. The lower the oxygen saturation the more concern. ...Read more

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92% blood oxygen level, is this okay?

Not really: If it is a nonsmoker, then no, should be 95%+ as "normal." lower can indicate lung infection or function abnormality. Smokers or persons with lung diseases often have lower saturations like this. If no explanation, should see dr for exam and probably chest xray ; breathing treatment (s). ...Read more

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What happens when blood oxygen is low?

What happens when blood oxygen is low?

Oxygen: Shortness of breath happens because of low oxygen blood level. The rbcs have low level oxygen and effect the kidney, heart and brain tissues function. Your doctor has to find the causes of low blood oxygen quickly and treat them. ...Read more