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Dr. Clarence Grim Dr. Grim
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
53 years in practice
University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine
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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

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


Dr. David Brouwer Dr. Brouwer
Internal Medicine
26 years in practice
George Washington University Medical School
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Dr. Gutti Rao Dr. Rao
Internal Medicine - Hospital-based practice
42 years in practice
Dr M.G.R. Medical University, Madras, Christian Medical College
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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

Dr. Phil Chen Dr. Chen
Family Medicine
22 years in practice
Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific
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Dr. Ronald Krauser Dr. Krauser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
48 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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What does 91% oxygen level mean?

What does 91% oxygen level mean?

See details: It means the oxygen saturation in your blood is 91% which is mildly reduced. ...Read more

Dr. John Ahlering Dr. Ahlering
Anesthesiology
years in practice
UC San Diego School of Medicine
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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

Dr. Michael Ekizian Dr. Ekizian
Internal Medicine
16 years in practice
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas
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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

Dr. Andrew Germanovich Dr. Germanovich
Pain Management
9 years in practice
Midwestern University Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Dr. Milton Alvis Jr Dr. Alvis Jr
Preventive Medicine
37 years in practice
The Dental School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
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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

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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What happens during oxygen depletion?

Eventually: the organism will die if there is no oxygen or inadequate oxygenation. ...Read more

Dr. William Lizarraga Dr. Lizarraga
Internal Medicine
12 years in practice
East Tennessee State University James H. Quillen College of Medicine
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Dr. Klaus d Lessnau Dr. Lessnau
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
32 years in practice
Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nurnberg
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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

Dr. Linda Gromko Dr. Gromko
Family Medicine
44 years in practice
Washington University School of Medicine
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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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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky Dr. Belilovsky
Pediatrics
31 years in practice
University of Connecticut School of Medicine
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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

Dr. Andrew Lipton Dr. Lipton
Holistic Medicine
26 years in practice
Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine
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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

Dr. John Munshower Dr. Munshower
Family Medicine
26 years in practice
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine - Georgia Campus
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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

Dr. Rada Ivanov Dr. Ivanov
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
27 years in practice
Medical Academy, Higher Medical Institute of Sofia
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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. John Chiu Dr. Chiu
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
53 years in practice
University of Vermont College of Medicine
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Dr. Andrew Lipton Dr. Lipton
Holistic Medicine
26 years in practice
Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine
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How long can you live with 80% oxygen levels?

Oxygne: Normal healthy oxygen levels are above 95%, but people with chronic lung disease can slowly drop their levels to 80% but fatigue and shortness of breath are likely and activity will be limited without supplemental oxygne. ...Read more

Dr. Latisha Smith Dr. Smith
Wound care
34 years in practice
Hahnemann Medical College
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Can I just take "hit" of oxygen when I need it?

Can I just take "hit" of oxygen when I need it?

No: A 'hit' of oxygen will do nothing for you if in fact your body needs oxygen. Once a condition has caused lung damage or heart damage to the point where supplemental oxygen is needed, then the oxygen is needed more or less all the time. Sometimes there is a temporary need for oxygen, such as with in pneumonia, but this requires oxygen until the infection clears. ...Read more

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