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Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more


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What is an oxygen debt?

What is an oxygen debt?

Oxygen debt.: Need more information about what you are asking about. Go to wikipedia and then get back with me. ...Read more

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How is oxygen administered?

How is oxygen administered?

O2: Oxygen is administered either thro nasal cannula, face mask, thro an endotracheal or a tracheostomy tubes. Also you can administer different volumes of oxygen. ...Read more

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Can you die from to much oxygen?

Oxygen Toxicity: Normal room air is 21% oxygen. That will not hurt you. Diving with 100% oxygen can cause some respiratory problems. Prematures on extra oxygen can develop serious eye problems. Hyperbaric oxygen, for a long time (maybe 12 hrs or more) can hurt you. Most of these situations will not kill you. Also severe fires are accelerated by excess oxygen, so smoking on oxygen has killed people. ...Read more

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Why is too much oxygen dangerous?

Oxygen toxicity: Hyperoxia likely exists whenever oxygen tension exceeds 21% of atmospheric pressure. It appears to produce cellular injury through increased production of reactive oxygen species, such as hydrogen peroxide, superoxide anion, and hydroxyl radical. Oxygen toxicity refers most commonly to resulting tracheobronchial injury and damage to the tissue of the lungs. ...Read more

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Is 2 liter a low dosage on oxygen ?

Is 2 liter a low dosage on oxygen ?

2liter a volume, not: a dosage. Dosage=a quantity per unit time. 2 Liters/min oxygen flow by nasal cannula is a commonly used adjunctive oxygen flow for people with lung ventilation/perfusion problems: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ventilation/perfusion_ratio. What counts is oxygen saturation of hemoglobin as percentage, not dosage. Too much oxygen, esp. over days/weeks, is also toxic; yet uncommon without intubation. ...Read more

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What causes sob when o2 stats are up?

What causes sob when o2 stats are up?

See below...: Shortness of breath and oxygen level aren't always related. You oxygen can be low without being short of breath and you can be short of breath with a normal oxygen level. ...Read more

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Son oxygen level drops when sleeps, why?

Son oxygen level drops when sleeps, why?

Monitor: There are many continuous so2 devices to monitor oxygen during the night. Even on the iphone. Check them out and discuss with your lung doc asap. ...Read more

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How does it feel when your oxygen is low?

Many symptoms: If your oxygen level is very, very low, a person passes out and loses consciousness. But in less severe circumstances, a person might feel dizzy or short of breath. One might experience unusual fatigue - exhaustion with normally easy activity. The heart rate and breathing rate speed up to compensate for the lower level of oxygen. A person might feel "air hunger." get checked if any of this applies. ...Read more

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What can cause my oxygen count to be 71%?

Most likely...: ...A mistake - like improper placement of the pulse oximeter. Most people with 71% oxygen saturation are either fainting or close to it. ...Read more

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How do I improve oxygen usage in my body?

Oxygen: Oxygen usage, measured by vo2max can be improved by general training, stamina or interval intensity training. ...Read more

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What does it mean if your oxygen is at 91?

A little low: Assuming you mean a "pulse ox" result, than 91% means that your are getting 91% oxygen saturation at the tips of your fingers. Normal is 97-100%. As a gauge, medicare guidelines will pay for oxygen if under 88%. If you have asthma or copd, this may be baseline for you? Check with your dr and follow up if your pule ox remains in the low 90's as you want to assure this is followed up on. ...Read more

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I am on oxygen 24/7 is that to much oxygen?

Depends: What are your saturations? You should keep them around/above 90% then you are getting just enough and not too much. I strongly recommend investing in a pulse oximeter, as medicare does not pay for oxygen at night and as needed as we used to prescribe before. Now the only way you can get oxygen is if you get a prescription for 24/7. ...Read more

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Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Oxygen (Definition)

Oxygen is a gas that the cells in your body need to work properly. The air we breathe normally has 21% oxygen. A maximum of 100% oxygen can be given. Babies with heart or lung problems may need ...Read more