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How Much Does A Low Oxygen Saturation Level Affect Judgment
Hypoxia, is a condition in which the body as a whole or a region of the body is deprived of adequate oxygen supply. It is classified into 4 groups: - hypoxemic - oxygen is low - anemic - decreased ability for hemoglobin to carry oxygen. - ischemic - decreased blood flow. - histotoxic - oxygen is reaching the cells, but the cells are unable to use ...Read more
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
Lung & Heart Disease: Hypoxia (low oxygen saturations) are usually caused by lung disease (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, asbestosis, pulmonary fibrosis, etc). Many heart conditions (especially congenital defects in the new born) may result in low oxygen saturation levels. Beware of false lows with pulse oximetry readingson cold hands, peripheral vascular disease or really callussed finger tips. ...Read more
No: No, there is no correlation.Get a more detailed answer ›
Depends on variables: Low saturations are a variable issue.In the womb, the baby draws oxygen from the mothers blood and during all of pregnancy, their oxygen saturation is below what we expect after their first hour of age.That said, when it is too low for the period, it forces the metabolism into a weaker method of supplying energy, starving brain cells of energy and could result in cell injury or permanent damage. ...Read more
What happens if I set a hyperbaric chamber to low oxygen saturation and used it would I still get altitude sickness?
Does the low oxygen saturation experienced on a commercial flight have a negative effect on a baby's developing brain?
Heaven forbid!: Can you imagine the class action lawsuit on that? And what about anyone else with chronic lung disease? No worries. The cabins are pressurized and oxygenated. If that is disrupted, that masks pop down. Air travel is much safer than the highways. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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