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Is hypoxia and hypoxemia talking about the same problem?

Is hypoxia and hypoxemia talking about the same problem?

Yes: Hypoxia and hypoxemia are both words to describe low oxygen level in the blood. ...Read more

Dr. Janice Alexander
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Hypoxia (Definition)

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


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Whats more dangerous hypoxia or hypoxemia?

Whats more dangerous hypoxia or hypoxemia?

Same phenomena: Hypoxia is more a physiologic state wherein biological tissue or organs are low on Oxygen gas. Hypoxemia is more of a specific term for low oxygen in the bloodstream. Just a matter of semantics. ...Read more

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Explain hypoxia vs hypoxemia?

Explain hypoxia vs hypoxemia?

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

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Suffered hypoxia after birth. find reading/talking aloud for periods at time strenuous. What to do to improve comfort in speaking for long periods?

Stamina: You have obviously found many ways to compensate for any longterm deficits from the hypoxia, so good for you! I suspect the best way to improve comfort speaking for long periods is to practice doing it, and gradually build up your tolerance. That may be important if it is a requirement for you at work. If it's a problem with friends, remind them that you tire easily. They'll understand. ...Read more

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Suffered hypoxic (sids) episode after birth. Speech, voice slightly effected audible & clear, but i sound like deaf talking. Want more feminine voice.

Voice pitch changing: Your question is hard to answer without hearing the sound of your voice. Perhaps this is worth speaking to a doctor in person to get advice? Surgery is an option if you desire a higher pitched voice: http://voicedoctor.Net/surgery/pitch-altering-surgeries. ...Read more

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Is there any cure for hypoxemia in chronic bronchitis?

Is there any cure for hypoxemia in chronic bronchitis?

Hypoxemia: We treat depending on what is causing hypoxemia. May need long term oxygen therapy (ltot) if blood gas shows oxygen < 55 or pulse ox saturation <88%, also if hypoxia is nocturnal or during exerciset. See doctor. ...Read more

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How does hypoxemia cause vasoconstriction?

How does hypoxemia cause vasoconstriction?

Reactive : When oxygen levels are low the peripheral vessels constrict and blood is preferentially shunted to the vital organs. ...Read more

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Is the hypoxemia related to pneumonia ? that's all , thank you

Is the hypoxemia related to pneumonia ? that's all , thank you

PNA and low O2.: In pneumonia, fluid fills the spaces that need to be filled with air for the acquisition of oxygen, so pneumonia can in fact cause hypoxemia. ...Read more

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What intervention works for a patient with hypoxemia?

Hypoxemia: Sometimes the cause is correctable and other times you have to breathe supplemental oxygen. A physician evaluation should be able to see if the condition can be corrected ...Read more

Dr. Ira Katz
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Very Low Oxygen Level (Definition)

This really depends on the patient. For normal patient who does not smoke very low oxygen level could be defined as an oxygen saturation less than 88% or a partial pressure of oxygen measured in blood gas less than 60 mmhg. For an active smoker these numbers may be different. For someone with underlying lung disease again these ...Read more