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How are seniors with oxygen machines able to travel to visit relatives at high altitudes?

How are seniors with oxygen machines able to travel to visit relatives at high altitudes?

See pulmonologist: Anyone with chronic lung disease or problems who is on oxygen should work with their pulmonoligist (lung doctor) to determine whether they can travel to altitude. It will depend upon many factors including the underlying problem, how high the inteneded travel is, and how much oxygen is need at low altitude. Some may just need an increase in oxygen, some may not be able to go. ...Read more

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What is normal oxygen reading for my age male 22 years old?

What is normal oxygen reading for my age male 22 years old?

Oxygen: Unfortunately, this is a hard question to answer. "normal" oxygen depends on a persons age, smoking history, lung and heart history, altitude of location and anemia.
If you are short of breath and worried about oxygen levels, please see your local physician to see what is right for your situation. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Is an oxygen saturation of 93 to 95 normal or too low? Live in a city 300mts altitude. Stop smoking since 2 weeks. 35 years male. Txs from brazil

Is an oxygen saturation of 93 to 95 normal or too low? Live in a city 300mts altitude. Stop smoking since 2 weeks. 35 years male. Txs from brazil

Oxygen...: You don't need supplemental oxygen unless your pulse ox is less than 88%. Most healthy 35 year olds have an oxygen saturation of at least 95% but there can be many reasons for having an oxygen sat in the lower 90's including being overweight, bronchospasm, gerd, etc. So, if you are short of breath or if your oxygen sat is persistently in the low 90's, see your doctor for evaluation/treatment. ...Read more

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Night 2 of oximetry study on 21 mo male. Testing for apnea which I don't think he has. O2 is solid. But heart rate is 140-160. Is that normal?

Night 2 of oximetry study on 21 mo male. Testing for apnea which I don't think he has. O2 is solid. But heart rate is 140-160. Is that normal?

Heart rate: That heart rate is a normal maximum HR as may occur intermittently during sleep, but it's an abnormal resting rate. Was it sustained (abnormal) or intermittent (normal)? ...Read more

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I feel like my oxygen is low but its normal. How's this?

Do you tire easily?: Do you mean you are short of breath or do you mean you feel very tired. There are many causes for both these symptoms. You need to have a detailed evaluation by your doctor. Please give more details if you need a more focused response. ...Read more

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Are low blood oxygen levels normal?

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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My oxygen went to 84% while walking. Is this normal?

My oxygen went to 84% while walking. Is this normal?

No: How was it measured while you were walking? Was it a test?
Oxygen saturation should never go below 90% ...Read more

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What could be the cause of dificulty breathing and a normal oxygen level?

What could be the cause of dificulty breathing and a normal oxygen level?

Many: Most people with asthma have normal oxygen level and would be those who hyperventilate. See your doctor to find out. ...Read more

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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. ...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?

It is low: If you are asking about oxygen saturation the level should be above 90%. Normally it it is 97 - 99%. If the levels are in the low 80s - the person should be on oxygen. The oxygen saturation is obtained via external device placed on the finger or earlobe. If you obtain arterial blood and measure oxygen level - po2 the level in 80 is ok. ...Read more

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My normal oxygen level us 96-98 on a pulse ox, I traveled to new Mexico and it was 91-95 and I didn't feel well? Why the drop in oxygen?

Interesting: I wonder if this has something to do with atmospheric change, but would have to know where you originate from. I'm also curious as to why you measure your oxygen level regularly. Is there a health product for this? The lower O2 level could be a cause of not feeling well or an effect of something else that made you not feel well (eg pneumonia). Recommend virtual c/s for more informed response. ...Read more

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Is an oxygen level of 86 considered normal or not?

Not normal.: Some persons with COPD can tolerate a low o2 level (usually in the high 80s or low 90s) but below 88 it's usually getting problematic even for the worst COPD patients. ...Read more

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What are normal oxygen level readings for newborn?

What are normal oxygen level readings for newborn?

Depends: Prior to their first breath, the level reflects the placentas efficiency, with levels around 50%, increasing to 60% by a minute of age, 75% or so by 2 min and above 85% by three. By the time they are 5-10 min old they should stay above 94%. ...Read more

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What is the normal oxygen %sat range for a 3 month old baby?

What is the normal oxygen %sat range for a 3 month old baby?

Above 91%: Above 91%, there is not much difference in oxygen saturation levels. So any number in the 90s is really considered normal, for any age. ...Read more

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Oxygen saturation was 92% this morning when I first woke up is this normal?

No: 92% is not severely abnormal but is abnormal for someone who is otherwise healthy and as young as you. Note that pulse oximetry is not perfect technology, however, and may not always be accurate. ...Read more

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Why would a healthy 24 year old male have an oxygen level of 70%? He does not smoke but does have asthma.

Not possible: If the oxygen level in at 70% (whether pO2 or O2 sat), the person cannot be healthy. Perhaps the problem is with the instrument measuring it. ...Read more

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My pulse oxygen is staying right around 95-96 what ahould I do? What normal range? And how low can it go?

Normal...: The pulse ox you describe is normal for an adult. The pulse ox would be abnormal if it is below 90%. A pulse ox in the low 90's would be worrisome, especially if you feel short of breath. So, a pulse ox of 95-96% is good and it requires no treatment. Why are you checking your pulse ox? If you are short of breath, be sure to see a doctor ASAP, regardless of your pulse ox reading. ...Read more

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Can you please explain how and why with low iron sometimes not have a normal amount of oxygen in their blood?

Can you please explain how and why with low iron sometimes not have a normal amount of oxygen in their blood?

See explanation: Red blood cell have hemoglobin. Hemoglobin carries oxygen to the tissues. If your iron is low, you may be anemic. Therefore the number of red cells is decreased and not as much oxygen is transported to the tissues. ...Read more

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What is a normal oxygen level? How low does it need to be to be admitted in the hospital. Mine is reading 94-95

What is a normal oxygen level? How low does it need to be to be admitted in the hospital. Mine is reading 94-95

Oxygen: Oxygen at this time of year should be 96 to 98% saturated. Yours is a bit low. That alone, however, is not an indication for hospitalization. In your history I see no evidence of illness or other symptoms that would cause you worry. ...Read more

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I feel like I yawn a lot because I don't feel like I get enough oxygen is this normal and what can I do please answer soon?

Yawning: Is associated with overheating. Studies have shown that the application of a cool washrag or ice to the back of the head will stop it from occurring. It has nothing to do with lack of oxygen. Make sure thyroid function is normal (slow heart rate and cold intolerance) ...Read more

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Is it normal for healthy person to have low oxygen on flight? Dipped down to 91-89 on my last flight and had a headache. Worried about undiagnosed PE.

Is it normal for healthy person to have low oxygen on flight? Dipped down to 91-89 on my last flight and had a headache. Worried about undiagnosed PE.

Stop: Why are you checking your oxygen on a flight? If it constantly stays below 89 for more than 5 min AND you feel short of breath, have chest pain, or pain and swelling in your legs then start to worry and see a doctor. Portable pulse oximeter readings bounce around all the time- it is usually from motion artifact and not a true reading. Try browsing the in-flight magazine to pass the time... ...Read more

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Male 67 with copd. Not on oxygen. Should I be blotted in mid section?

Male 67 with copd. Not on oxygen. Should I be blotted in mid section?

Aerophagia: If I am understanding it right you meant bloated. There are several causes as in dyspepsia, gallstone, and other abdominal problems. It is common in people with COPD to breath fast and swallow air, and can cause a sense of bloating in the abdomen. If different, go see your md and may clarify it. ...Read more

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What can cause hypercapnia but with normal oxygen levels so no hyperventilation etc?

What can cause hypercapnia but with normal oxygen levels so no hyperventilation etc?

Sleep apnea: Obstructive sleep apnea or chronic lung disease can cause hypercapnea. Also overdosing on pain medications and sedatives will decrease the breathing rate resulting in hypercapnea. ...Read more

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I'm 57 year old male. My blood oxygen reads 92-93 when I'm sitting down in a relaxed state. My pulse is 72?

I'm 57 year old male. My blood oxygen reads 92-93 when I'm sitting down in a relaxed state. My pulse is 72?

Hypoxia: More information is needed like if you are short of breath, worse with exertion, worse with lying flat etc. Please advise. This may be normal ...Read more

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