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What exactly does it mean if you have high oxygen levels in your blood?

What exactly does it mean if you have high oxygen levels in your blood?

Ambient air is about: 21% o2, and healthy lungs produce a po2 of 80-100%. Babies in nicu's treated with 100% due to respiratory immaturity could get pulmonarty and retro lentar fibrosis. One does not do well with higher levels of o2. Like goldylocks, not too little, not too much: just right. ...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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What do a high white blood cell reading and low oxygen level in your blood suggest? How do you cure this?

What do a high white blood cell reading and low oxygen level in your blood suggest? How do you cure this?

Need diagnosis...: Before you can be treated, you need a diagnosis. The high WBC count may be due to an infection. If you add to this a low oxygen saturation, you may have a respiratory infection like acute bronchitis or pneumonia. See your doctor for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Hello, if a person has a Pulmonary Stress Test and their O2 levels stay ok but their blood pressure goes sky high, especially the bottom number, what could be the reasons? The bottom number was >160. Person usually has low blood pressure, any guesses

Hello, if a person has a Pulmonary Stress Test and their O2 levels stay ok but their blood pressure goes sky high, especially the bottom number, what could be the reasons? The bottom number was >160. Person usually has low blood pressure, any guesses

A "Pulmonary Stress: Test" is ALSO a CARDIAC stress test and elevated systolic (top figure) is NORMAL HOWEVER an elevated DIASTOLIC pressure is NOT normal and may reflect incipient ("early") Hypertensive cardiovascular Disease (HCVD) Speak with the physician who ordered your test as to what the next steps may be....certainly examination by a CARDIOLOGIST may be wise!
Hope this helps!
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How do you detect low oxygen levels in blood?

How do you detect low oxygen levels in blood?

Low oxygen: One way is to use a pulse oximeter which fits over the finger and gives a good approximation of the oxygen in the blood. ...Read more

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Can high blood sugars 450+ cause oxygen stats to fall?

Can high blood sugars 450+ cause oxygen stats to fall?

Not directly: May cause enough dehydration that the meter can't detect good pulsatile flow and can't get a good reading. Otherwise - no. ...Read more

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Is blood oxygen level 93 ok?

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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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?

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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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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What is considered too low for oxygen levels in the blood?

What is considered too low for oxygen levels in the blood?

Hypoxemia: Oxygen level in the blood should be >90 mmhg, it gets slightly lower with advancing age, any level lower than expected should be investigated. ...Read more

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What does it mean if your blood oxygen level suddenly drops to 60%?

Means Hypoxemia: It means there is low oxygen level in your arterial blood and you need to follow up with your doctor or pulmonologist to find the cause and get it corrected. It is an emergency situation and if you can not get the doctors go to er asap. ...Read more

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My blood oxygen level is too low. What could happen if it got lower?

My blood oxygen level is too low. What could happen if it got lower?

Low oxygen: Our body tissues needs constant supply of oxygen to perform optimally. If it gets too low then the tissues especially kidney, heart and brain would have ischemia and lot of problems. See pulmonary specialist. ...Read more

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

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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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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What causes low oxygen level in the blood?

Many things...: Many things can cause a low oxygen level in the blood: so many, in fact, that I don't have enough room here to name them all.

Here are some common causes: pneumonia; heart failure; clots to the lungs; emphysema; asthma.

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What is a low oxygen level in the blood considered?

Sats <90%: Oximeter showing <90% or more appropriately pao2 <58 is considered hypoxia and need for o2 supplemental oxygen will be needed. ...Read more

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Please tell me what can cause low oxygen level in the blood?

Please tell me what can cause low oxygen level in the blood?

Hypoxia: Anything that decreases o2 diffusibility or increases o2 consumption. These will include copd, pulmonary fibrosis and interstitial lung diseases, asthma exacerbation due to decreased lung volume same as in lung resection, pe, later part of chf, sepsis. ...Read more