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Low oxygen at night: Many causes like sleep apnea, copd, emphysema, heart disease etc. Can cause nocturnal hypoxemia or low level of oxygen at night. It is important medical condition. For its evaluation one may need overnight pulse oximetry to diagnose and if present needs use of home oxygen. Saturation below 87% or less is significant on room air. Consider evaluation by lung doctor if present. ...Read more
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
Overlap: Nocturnal hypoxia is a drop in oxygen in the blood when sleeping. It's associated with sleep apnea, but also with hypoxic chronic bronchitis pulmonary hypertension and emphysema. Sleep apnea can be due to airway obstruction or of central origin. It causes reduced oxygen, often dangerously, and arousal from sleep, leading to daytime fatigue. ...Read more
2 different condtion: sleep apnea is when there is a cessation of airflow with sleep and breathing. The most common type of sleep apnea is obstructive sleep apnea when the upper airway gets blocked. Nocturnal hypoxia is a general term for low oxygen with sleep. Sleep apnea can cause nocturnal hypoxia, though many other conditions can cause nocturnal hypoxia without sleep apnea such as copd or heart disease. ...Read more
I recently had to have a sleep study done. It cam back that I have obstructive sleep apnea & significant nocturnal hypoxemia. Should i consider cpap or look into things further & see my other options?
Depends: Having sleep apnea is significant, but how severe was your ahi. Moderate to severe osa carries a significant cardiovascular risk and should be treated. The gold standard would be a CPAP and this would be what your insurance generally covers first line. If your osa is more mild to moderate, you could consider alternative treatment options. ...Read more
Depends on cause...: Most often, this is related to obstructive sleep apnea. This is when your airway becomes "floppy" while sleeping. The airway closes and no air can pass into the lungs. Therefore, the oxygen level drops. Using oxygen at night won't fix the problem if this is related to sleep apnea. You will need a special machine that increases the pressure in your airway while sleeping. See a sleep doctor. ...Read more
My husband md said he has low oxygen at night that's why he's always sleepy, how can we improve it?
Low oxygen: Low oxygen during sleep can be due to sleep apnea. There are other causes for low oxygen (hypoxia) including copd/emphysema, pulmonary and interstitial lung disease. I do recommend he follows with a physician to rule out other causes. If it is sleep apnea he may need oxygen at night and machine called CPAP to force air into his lungs. ...Read more
Can snoring cause low oxygen at night? oxygen was lowest 83% 3 min frame On 2 liter oxygen at night.Still tired in day. No sleepapena heart related
Low oxygen at night &on oxygen 2 liter at night only. Tested for sleep apnea don't have it had a few hypopenas though.could it b heart prob or cancer?
Work up: I would suggest a further evaluation for cardio pulmonary disease. ...Read more
I get morning migraines heada%e7he from lack of oxygen due to sleep apnea induce asthma attack at night. Cpap triger asthma attacks with coughing spel?
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
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
Lack of oxygen: Tissue hypoxia means not enough oxygen is being delivered to the tissue in question. This may occur for many reasons including lung problems, heart problems, circulation problems or obstruction of the airway (as in sleep apnea) treating the underlying cause is ideal; supplementing with oxygen may also be helpful. ...Read more
Low oxygen: Hypoxia is the low tension of oxygen, hypoxemia is low oxygen tension or amount in the blood, desaturation is low measured oxygen occupying the red blood cells. When there is hypoxia, there is air hunger, so a person will breath harder to catch air, there is dyspnea. The signs could range from cyanosis or bluish skin or nail beds, confusion, unconsciousness or frank heart attack. ...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
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