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Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Oxygen (Overview)

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 increased amounts of oxygen.


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What is oxygen treatment?

What is oxygen treatment?

Put oxygen in nose: Is is giving oxygen to someone who doesn't have the ability to keep the right amount in their blood due to improper exchange from the lungs to the blood. ...Read more

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Dr. Scott Bolhack
3,072 doctors shared insights

Oxygen (Overview)

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 increased amounts of oxygen.


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What exactly is oxygen toxicity?

What exactly is oxygen toxicity?

Resp arrest.: Pts. With COPD have a problem in letting the co2 out from their lungs. Co2 measurements at the level of the brainstem send a message to the brain and lungs to breath slower or faster. When too much oxygen gets in, the stimulus of co2 stops then the lungs stop moving since there is plenty of oxygen ( respiratory arrest). COPD patients that retain co2 cannot get concent. Of o2 >2 lts. X min. ...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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How does the body use oxygen ususally?

OXYGEN for ENERGY: Biochemically, oxygen (o2) is required for energy production for every living cell. Oxygen is transported by the blood bound to hemoglobin (red pigment in red cells). Oxygen is then delivered to the cells via simple diffusion. Oxygen is taken up by the mitochondria of the cells where oxidation and phosporylation are coupled to make atp (energy molecule). Oxygen converted to h20 in process. ...Read more

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Are novelty oxygen bars as effective as medical oxygen treatments?

Are novelty oxygen bars as effective as medical oxygen treatments?

Absolutely not: Oxygen bars needlessly separate you from your money, or are just downright harmful. Life evolved to tolerate oxygen long before it evolved to thrive in it. As such, most life on land does best when o2 is at environmental levels (21%). Higher levels can be toxic and, over a long time, accelerate aging. Fortunately, most o2 bars "sell" air identical to what you breath on a city street. ...Read more

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Does increasing oxygen work if patient is in respiratory distress and if they have low hemoglobin?

It does. : It will help if the patient o2 saturation is low. You would like to see it between %96-100 by adjusting o2 flow of 1-2 lit per min. But the main goal should be raising the hemoglobin to normal level. ...Read more

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Is there any research in the works to reduce the stress of copd...Ie: get rid of oxygen?

Is there any research in the works to reduce the stress of copd...Ie: get rid of oxygen?

Help for COPD: Although COPD is not 100% curable, the proper treatment can give relief and improvement that can be very significant. The best course of action is to talk to your doctor about a referral to a doctor who specializes in this disease, usually a pulmonary specialist. ...Read more

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