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Doctor insights on: Hypoxico Altitude Tent

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Does bronchiolitis cause low oxygen saturation?

Does bronchiolitis cause low oxygen saturation?

It happends: Bronchiolitis causes a build up of secretions in the tiny airways and blocks transfer of oxygen into the tissues. It can and does cause a drop in blood oxygen in many cases. ...Read more

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Could aircraft altitude change trigger heart palpitations?

Could aircraft altitude change trigger heart palpitations?

Yes: Commercial airliners are usually pressurized at about 10, 000 feet, which is high enough to reduce the oxygen tension mildly. This can sometimes trigger palpitations in susceptible individuals. ...Read more

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5/2012 3TIA/shock 68/45/mottling/flushing/tinn/MCA 4/2013 Daily HypCrisis HR 48-147 PP 18-22 CerebAneurysm Tbthk sput visible blaschko acrocyanosis +ppl lips/tong Orthypnea Afib Glob Hypoxic injury?

5/2012 3TIA/shock 68/45/mottling/flushing/tinn/MCA 4/2013 Daily HypCrisis HR 48-147 PP 18-22 CerebAneurysm Tbthk sput visible blaschko acrocyanosis +ppl lips/tong Orthypnea Afib Glob Hypoxic injury?

Multiple conditions: Your cardiologist and neurologist are your main sources of help. There are signs of thromboembolism related to atrial fibrillation. Hopefully there is no signs of cerebral impairment- weakness on one side, forgetfulness, slurred speech etc. U need help from ancillary services- physical/speech therapy, rehab etc we need serious help from the supreme being! god bless u! ...Read more

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Can living at a higher altitude cause spontaneous pneumothorax?

Can living at a higher altitude cause spontaneous pneumothorax?

No: Pneumothorax is a risk with barotrauma occurring during rapid changes in pressure causing the lung to overexpand. For example if a scuba diver is at depth takes a deep breath and comes up from the high pressure depth to low pressure at surface, the lungs will overexpand. As pressure decreases, volume of air in lungs increase>barotrauma. Living at constant pressure at high altitude is ok. ...Read more

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When will I recover from high altitude pulmonary edema?

When will I recover from high altitude pulmonary edema?

Get below 7000ft: Descent is essential as well as supplemental o2 when you develop hape. Recovery can take several days, but usually you feel much better within a few hours. ...Read more

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Wondering why mountain climbers suffering from altitude sickness often suffer from coughing that yields a frothy fluid?

Wondering why mountain climbers suffering from altitude sickness often suffer from coughing that yields a frothy fluid?

Pulmonary edema: When we experience extreme pressure changes, the fluid balance in the body can break down. The fluid in the blood moving through the lungs can be sucked into the airway, leading to frothy fluid (usually also pink) when one coughs. It happens when sudden change, not from long-term living at high altitude. ...Read more

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Pft shows high dlco and frc, normal volumes, mild obstructive ventilatory defect, increased capillary blood volumes, in context of ctd and cryofibrinogenemia (no asthma or smoking), what can be cause?

Pft shows high dlco and frc, normal volumes, mild obstructive ventilatory defect, increased capillary blood volumes, in context of ctd and cryofibrinogenemia (no asthma or smoking), what can be cause?

Unrelated: Ctd is usually associated with a diffusion problem in the lung but your showed above normal dlco. The study also showed mild airway obstruction which, along with the elevated dlco and FRC may well be from asthma. I am not away of any cryofibrinogenemia link to your lung function findings. See an allergist or pulmonologist. ...Read more

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Looking for air pollution level data?

Looking for air pollution level data?

EPA.gov: The following site is a good starting point. http://www.epa.gov/. ...Read more

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Is an oxygen saturation of 69% when sleeping dangerously low?

Is an oxygen saturation of 69% when sleeping dangerously low?

Yes: 69% saturation is quite low. Does the patient stop breathing at night (sleep apnea)? Do they have copd? Asthma or other lung disease? These questions need to be answered. The primary care physician should be consulted and a sleep study ordered. ...Read more

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Does air pollution affect emphysema?

Does air pollution affect emphysema?

Yes: The air pollution can make the symptoms in patients with emphysema worse, like cough or shortness of breath. It depends. ...Read more

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How would oxygen deprivation change arterial blood gas levels?

How would oxygen deprivation change arterial blood gas levels?

Breath rate increase: O2 deprivation will typically cause people to breath faster. Abg measures levels of oxygen, carbon dioxide and blood ph. Faster breathing causes a drop in co2 which then causes the blood to have an increase in ph (towards basic, not acidic). Over time, the body would compensate for this ph change via acid retention by the kidney and although the co2 would remain low, the ph would approach normal. ...Read more

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Does cold winter season weather increase blood pressure?

Does cold winter season weather increase blood pressure?

Yes and no: When you're cold, it's normal for BP to rise but not just because it's winter. If you dress comfortably, your BP will remain in it's usual range (which is, hopefully, well controlled). ...Read more

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How deadly is beijing's air pollution?

How deadly is beijing's air pollution?

Not good: For most of the year Beijing has an air pollution index which would be unacceptable in the US. Chinese are willing to put up with it as a sign of progress and the fact that they are earning a living. There will be a burden of disease in the long run which will be tragic. ...Read more

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Is pulmonary edema usual in dry drowning cases?

Is pulmonary edema usual in dry drowning cases?

Not sure: I don't know what you mean by dry drowning since it necessarily requires that the lungs fill with fluid to be termed drowning. Suffocation can occur without the lungs filling with pulmonary edema, but all cases of drowning have fluid in the lungs. ...Read more