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Oxygen Bars Medical 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Low oxygen levels: Oxygen is used as treatment for low levels of oxygen in the blood, part time or continually. It is commonly used in treatment for obstructive sleep apnea and various types of chronic lung disease. People living at altitude will need oxygen "sooner" than someone living at sea level. Oxygen levels can be tested both at home and in the laboratory. ...Read more
Cost: This is variable. Would contact the facility or provider to obtain more information about the anticipated cost. ...Read more
Hyperbaric oxygen: Hyperbaric oxygen treatment is a process where a person is placed in a room or chamber with high pressurized 100% oxygen. This delivers high levels of oxygen to the person and can be used to treat slow or difficult to heal wounds like diabetic or infected wounds. It can be a means to improve healing, to try to prevent the loss of an extremity, or treat serious wound sepsis. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I'm on o2 at night for apnea. Can that extra oxygen dry out my skin? It is very dry since beginning treatment
Possible: Positive pressure oxygen therapy can easily dry your oral cavity, throat, lungs, unless moisture is added to your device. Consistent 6-8 hours of this kind of dryness could affect the overall hydration of your body. Talk to your doctor, possibly increase your water intake, if humidity cannot be added to your oxygen. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I forgot to ask what treatment is available for diastolic dysfunction. My oxygen is crashing and I do not feel well.
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