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What would cause my dads oxygen levels when they get it up from 75 to 90 to pass out?

What would cause my dads oxygen levels when they get it up from 75 to 90 to pass out?

Possibly he is: Retaining co2. If your dad has COPD and has been given a lot of supplemental oxygen in an effort to increase his oxygen saturation (spo2) he may not have enough respiratory drive to blow off the co2 independently and develop co2 narcosis causing him to be unresponsive. In these patients, we often use non-invasive positive pressure (bi-pap) to help patients as an alternative to mechanical vent. ...Read more

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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

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Is thisnormal oxygen level 96 to 97 for my age?

Is thisnormal oxygen level 96 to 97 for my age?

Yes: A typical oxygen saturation level for most people your age would be 95% or higher; however, if you are having shortness of breath or any other concerning symptoms, you should see a physician, as this number doesn't tell us everything that is going on. ...Read more

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When active my o2 level will drop to 85. Do I have time to get oxygen?

When active my o2 level will drop to 85. Do I have time to get oxygen?

Maybe: Medicare will pay for oxygen when your saturation drops below 90% if you feel short of breath, have chest pain, dizziness, rapid pulse or any other symptoms you should be evaluated by a physician. ...Read more

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What is normal levels of oxygen in the blood? What is considered low and what is considered dangerous? Is levels in the 80s ok?

What is normal levels of oxygen in the blood? What is considered low and what is considered dangerous? Is levels in the 80s ok?

Oxygen level....: The oxygen saturation, or pulse oximetry, should be in the 90's normally. Any value of less than 88% on room air qualifies a patient for supplemental oxygen therapy. So, an oxygen saturation in the 80s is not normal. Your doctor will need to find out why your oxygen level is low and provide treatment. ...Read more

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What is the oxygen level a person qualifies a person to get oxygen paid for by medicare?

What is the oxygen level a person qualifies a person to get oxygen paid for by medicare?

Not clear...: Medicare currently pays for <88%, but the nih is doing a trial to determine if o2 therapy really helps. There is reason to believe it doesn't. One big problem is the perception (by mds and patients alike) that oxygen helps if you are short of breath. It doesn't! shortness of breath or dyspnea have nothing to do with your oxygen level, and treating one will not help the other. Keep that in mind. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: very low oxygen level?

Depends: This really depends on the patient. For normal patient who does not smoke very low oxygen level could be defined as an oxygen saturation less than 88% or a partial pressure of oxygen measured in blood gas less than 60 mmhg. For an active smoker these numbers may be different. For someone with underlying lung disease again these numbers may be lower. ...Read more

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Are low blood oxygen levels normal?

High is good.: Well you would anticipate 95 to 100% oxygen saturation for a young healthy adult. The lower the oxygen saturation the more concern. ...Read more

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How can I boost my blood oxygen level?

How can I boost my blood oxygen level?

Supplement: You could supplement oxygen if you had a condition which required it. It would do you no good just to do it. ...Read more

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Please explain what it means if you have low oxygen levels?

Please explain what it means if you have low oxygen levels?

Oxygen: The normal o2 in the blood is calculated as that which should be calculated by knowing the lung, the age, water vapor pressure, etc. Very complicated. For our purposes, we set at that oxygen which will give us a saturation of hemoglobin at least 90% in the arteries. If it is lower than that it is low. ...Read more

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