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Doctor insights on: Oxygen Rich Blood And Oxygen Poor Blood

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What is the oxygen poor blood?

What is the oxygen poor blood?

Few basic reasons: Haemoglobin- a protein molecule, carries o2 in the blood vs called arteries and after o2 is used by tissues, the deoxyg. Hb is carried by vessels called veins -> heart -> lungs to get new o2 molec. Added. When hb is low in quantity or abnl. In str-> o2 is low in blood. Iron, folate, (folic acid) B12 deficiency- anemia o2 defective basic str. As in thalssemia, sicklecell dz. 2.Heart defects->mixing a &venous bloo. ...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


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Have unrepaired ASD; tingling&numbness in fingers when pulse is below 90, in feet below 80, now moving to face. Is this due to poor blood flow/O2?

Have unrepaired ASD; tingling&numbness in fingers when pulse is below 90, in feet below 80, now moving to face. Is this due to poor blood flow/O2?

Asd: These would be unusual symptoms for ASD or for heart rates under 80. This type of generalized parasthesiae can be due to deficiencies in vitamin B12, magnesium, calcium, potassium or types of neuropathy. Discuss this with your physician who will order the appropriate tests and/or refer you to a neurologist. ...Read more

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Is blood oxygen level 93 ok?

Is blood oxygen level 93 ok?

It depends: If you live at sea level, and the pulse oximetry machine if functioning normally, your arterial oxygen saturation should be higher than 93%.
If you live at high altitude, the partial pressure of oxygen in the air is lower and, depending on how high you are, an oxygen saturation level of 93% may be normal. ...Read more

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How can oxygen get in the Blood?

How can oxygen get in the Blood?

How it works: The process of oxygen getting into the blood goes like this. First we inhale air with oxygen in it. Little pockets in the lung called alveoli fill with the air and the oxygen diffuses into capillaries. This oxygenated blood then goes back to the heart where it is pumped around to the rest of the body. When it reaches capillary beds in our tissues the oxygen diffuses out into the tissues. ...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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92% blood oxygen level, is this okay?

Not really: If it is a nonsmoker, then no, should be 95%+ as "normal." lower can indicate lung infection or function abnormality. Smokers or persons with lung diseases often have lower saturations like this. If no explanation, should see dr for exam and probably chest xray ; breathing treatment (s). ...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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What happens when blood oxygen is low?

What happens when blood oxygen is low?

Oxygen: Shortness of breath happens because of low oxygen blood level. The rbcs have low level oxygen and effect the kidney, heart and brain tissues function. Your doctor has to find the causes of low blood oxygen quickly and treat them. ...Read more

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I need to know what's an optimal blood oxygen level?

Depends: On your age and condition. It is usually reported by%. For example a little baby you would want to be high, close to 100% and if sick not lower than 92% when ill and hospitalized. A normal person walking around is usually 96- 100%. If a person has a chronic lung condition lower percentages of oxygen are acceptable, down to about 88%. ...Read more

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What does it mean if your oxygen in your blood is low?

What does it mean if your oxygen in your blood is low?

Low blood oxygen: The normal blood oxygen saturation level is 92% to 100%. Below 92% it is low saturation. The more it goes below 90% and 80% the problems with kidney, heart and brain start ending into cardiopulmonary failure. ...Read more

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Will a blood oxygen of 90 or below cause lasting damage?

Pulse: Oximetry measuring oxygen carrying capacity in per cent has replaced counting respiration in vital signs. 90% is low, but it indicates that you might need to find out why. The instantaneous level may or may not be associated with feelings of dyspnea. Chronic low o2 and desaturation can lead to pulmonary hypertension = lasting damage, . ...Read more

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What is considered too low for oxygen levels in the blood?

What is considered too low for oxygen levels in the blood?

Hypoxemia: Oxygen level in the blood should be >90 mmhg, it gets slightly lower with advancing age, any level lower than expected should be investigated. ...Read more

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How does oxygen carried in the blood reach the other cells?

How does oxygen carried in the blood reach the other cells?

Red blood cells: Your red blood cells carry oxygen to your body. Red blood cells are packed with an iron containing protein called hemoglobin that can bind oxygen in your lungs and carry it to every cell in your body. In the tissues, oxygen leaves hemoglobin in part because of the acidic environment, called the Bohr effect, and carbon dioxide is bound by hemoglobin to carry to the lungs where you breathe it out ...Read more

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What does it mean if your blood oxygen level suddenly drops to 60%?

Means Hypoxemia: It means there is low oxygen level in your arterial blood and you need to follow up with your doctor or pulmonologist to find the cause and get it corrected. It is an emergency situation and if you can not get the doctors go to er asap. ...Read more

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My blood oxygen level is too low. What could happen if it got lower?

My blood oxygen level is too low. What could happen if it got lower?

Low oxygen: Our body tissues needs constant supply of oxygen to perform optimally. If it gets too low then the tissues especially kidney, heart and brain would have ischemia and lot of problems. See pulmonary specialist. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean if you have high oxygen levels in your blood?

What exactly does it mean if you have high oxygen levels in your blood?

Ambient air is about: 21% o2, and healthy lungs produce a po2 of 80-100%. Babies in nicu's treated with 100% due to respiratory immaturity could get pulmonarty and retro lentar fibrosis. One does not do well with higher levels of o2. Like goldylocks, not too little, not too much: just right. ...Read more

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It seems whenever I exercise, the blood oxygen level drops. Will it get better if I exercise regularly?

Abnormal: It is not normal for your oxygen saturation (blood oxygen level) to drop with exercise. If this is occurring, you should be evaluated by a cardiologist or a pulmonologist who has expertise in the evaluation of people with exercise-related abnormalities. ...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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What causes low oxygen level in the blood?

Many things...: Many things can cause a low oxygen level in the blood: so many, in fact, that I don't have enough room here to name them all.

Here are some common causes: pneumonia; heart failure; clots to the lungs; emphysema; asthma.

Hope this helps... ...Read more

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What is the medical term for blood that lacks oxygen?

Hypoxia: hypoxia is one. Have you ever heard of wikipedia.
great resource. More room to answer. Also recommend uptodate. Com ...Read more

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What's a transcutaneous blood oxygen monitor used for?

What's a transcutaneous blood oxygen monitor used for?

To measure oxygen: Tc blood oxygen monitors or pulse oximeters measure the amount of oxygen in the blood and give one indication of how well the heart and lungs are working. ...Read more

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How do blood cells receive oxygen?

How do blood cells receive oxygen?

See below: The air we breathe in has about 21% oxygen. It reaches deep in the lung and permeates the lining of the lung and blood vessels and dissolves in the liquid part of blood. From the liquid part of blood, it binds hemoglobin in the red cells. The red cells carry the oxygen for use by all organs in the body.
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