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Oxygen Incubated Patients
Normal: I believe you are talking about newborns with a pectus who is on the ventilator. If this is the case, the saturation should be normal 99%, unless there is something else affecting the oxygenation level.See 1 more doctor answer
I'm an oxygen dependent patient. I have o2 stats of 83 but all my tests are always normal. What can cause this?
Good morning. . .: I would presume that since you are on Oxygen, at such a young age, you must be seeing a specialist already. This sounds to me, to be a more complicated issue than what we can answer through this type of venue. Also, if you are checking your O2 sats at home, please be certain that it is working properly--maybe use it on family or friends who are not oxygen dependent.
Sort of: There are some patients with severe emphysema that have a drive to breathe based on oxygen rather than carbon dioxide. In these patients, giving too much oxygen can cause the person to stop breathing. But, the lung will hold as much oxygen as it can physically hold. You can't really give it "too much.".
No open flame: Keep away from open flames, gas stoves and cooktops etc.See 1 more doctor answer
Definitely yes: This is not a problem and almost always the case. Talk to your anesthesia provider before the surgery during preop visit and it will all be explained! Be well.
Not usually: In the late stages of emphysema or copd, patients do not respond normally to stimuli that make normal patients breathe. They only keep breathing in response to low oxygen in their bloodstreams. If they are given too much oxygen, their systems think that they don't need to breathe and they can actually breathe less or stop breathing. This is a rare problem. Oxygen helps most emphysema patients.See 2 more doctor answers
I am COPD patient last 3 years. Now my spo2 has dropped to < 70 w/o external oxygen. Please advice?
Low blood oxygen: At the advanced stages of copd, the lungs do not perform their function well, oxygen has a harder time crossing into the blood stream. At this point, the body is not getting enough energy, the blood oxygen level is low. Raising the amount of inhaled oxygen offsets the problem, and prolongs life. Oxygen is used at the lowest amount that would achieve the goal.See 1 more doctor answer
Yes: It should be more than enough since most adult patients get to that on 50/50 or less.See 1 more doctor answer
Considering the heart need for oxygen, can exercise be helpful to both stable and unstable angina patient?
Exercise is medicine: The heart extracts the same amount of oxygen at rest or exercise. What the heart needs is more flow which is why blocked up arteries cause chest pain/heart attacks. One way to increase flow is to exercise to build up the bodies ability to recruit blood flow when needed. You should not exercise while you have unstable angina until it is controlled though. In stable angina exercise it great.
No: Oxygen therapy is only used in patients with advanced bronchiectasis who have difficulty maintaining normal oxygen saturations. To prevent cough in patients with bronchiectasis, it is important to remove the excess mucus from the airways by use of mucolytic therapies (inhaled hypertonic saline) & physical techniques to mobilize the mucus (chest vest, acapella, flutter etc.). Talk to a lung doc.
For what reason should patients with COPD be given low flow concentration (1-2l/min) supplemental oxygen?
What safety precautions should a home health aide take when a patient is receiving oxygen through a nasal cannula?
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