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I've been at 3500 feet for 3 days. Been having chest tightness and shortness of breath and Oxygen says 92-95 usually 98. BP 115/75. I felt sick on plane too. Previous heart check was good. Norm chest X-ray. Nobody else has low oxygen here but me.?
A virtual inbox consultation is advised, so that you can upload diagnostic study reports for review. You should have close follow up, and if the symptoms worsen or involve any neurologic symptoms, please see the ED. Please monitor your Respiratory effort, and if you are having difficulty, proceed to the ED.
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 ...Read more
Tissues vs. Blood: Hypoxia is low oxygen in the tissues. Hypoxemia is low oxygen in the arterial blood. Hypoxemia caused by low oxygen in air (such as high altitude), low ventilation (slow breathing oversedation), lung disease or blood clots in lung. Low oxygen in arterial blood leads to low oxygen in tissues but hypoxia can also be due to anemia (less oxygen carrying capacity by blood), carbon monoxide poisoning. ...Read more
Depends on variables: Hypoxia at birth is relative, as all babies have lower oxygen content in the womb before delivery & the slower metabolism of the unborn is able to tolerate it. After delivery, baby works to breathe, maintain their heat & blood sugar & must increase their blood oxygen content. The duration of any oxygen deprivation after delivery effects amount of injury from none to lots. It takes time to tell. ...Read more
Hypoxia: Any cause leading to low oxygen in blood - low oxygen in the air (altitude), poor breathing (poor ventilation), obstruction in airflow tract (asthma, copd, mechanical, sleep apnea), problems in lungs loosing area of air and blood contact (collapse, pneumonia, bloodclots), bad lungs (emphysema, fibrosis), lung blood vessels (pulmonary hypertension, vasculitis) and chemicals (cyanide, met. ...Read more
Low Oxygen Supply:
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 the oxygen (cyanide). ...Read more
Hypoxia: All of us do have some degree of decreasing our oxygen level and some desaturation during sleep, due to depression of the respiratory center and by weight of our chest and lack of effort some degree of atelectasis. If the oxygenation goes low enough as in sleep apnea, then there is hypoxia, or in people who have lower oxygen level to start with like copd. ...Read more
Blood flow: Hypoperfusion is the lack of adequate blood flow. Blood carries oxygen. If there is hypo perfusion then hypoxia can occur. On the other hand, even if there is good blood flow if there is not enough oxygen in that blood there is still hypoxia both in the blood measured for oxygen and in the tissue getting perfused. ...Read more
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Not whole body: In fact more parts of the body will have vasodilation, as in organs and muscles you then resort to anaerobic respirations which causes Lactic Acid production and causes vasodilation. The skin on the other hand thee may be vasoconstriction to preserve the flow of oxygen to the essential organs. ...Read more
Depends: If your husband is still hypoxic after being discharged, I would believe that he is on home oxygen (i hope). Nevertheless, if he is still hypoxic, I could mean that his lungs are still in the process of healing and clearing out the pneumonia or that he has sustained damage (scarring) and that affected part of his lung (s) is not able to exchange gases (o2 and co2) anymore. ...Read more
Does everyone have their own unique signs and symptoms of hypoxia or are they the same for everyone?
Greeting's. I was wondering after living with beh'cet's syndrome for over 15 years and now having hypoxia? Related to pfo, would repair b worth it?
Possibly: This isn't easy to answer since there are other considerations. Is the pfo related to pulmonary hypertension? Do you have other reasons to be hypoxic? There certainly can be good reasons to fix a pfo, but you should discuss this with your doctors and even get a second opinion so you can feel confident you're making a good decision. ...Read more
Wheezing Infant: Bronchiolit describes lower respiratory infection in young children, caused by virus, main symptom is wheezing. Most w/ bronchiolit do not become hypoxic, highest risk are less than 6 mos, history of prematurity or chronic lung disease. When present, hypoxia usual present in early stages of illness. Hypoxia is treated with oxygen therapy that can take several dys to wean. Illness can last 2-4 wks. ...Read more
Hypoxia: Oxygen is required for tissues to burn their fuel, just like a fire burning a log. The human system can compensate for mild low o2 by breathing faster, equal to u blowing on the fire to help it burn. If the o2 is so low breathing faster doesn't get enough or the body becomes exhausted in the effort, the metabolism shuts down, equal to the fire going out. ...Read more
Hypoxia: Hypoxia means lower levels of blood oxygen compared to normal values. It could be caused by by diminished absorption of oxugen in the lungs (asthma, pneumonia, drowning, etc) or obstruction of blood flow in the arteries (arteriosclerosis, embolism, thrombosis) or in the veins (congestive heart failure, embolism, thrombosis, etc). ...Read more