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Please help docs! is oxygen saturation the same things as oxygen uptake?

Please help docs! is oxygen saturation the same things as oxygen uptake?

Not quite: Oxygen saturation reflects the proportion of red blood cell pigment - hemoglobin that is loaded ("saturated") with oxygen. It is unitless and shown as %. Oxygen uptake is the quantity of oxygen absobed/ consumed per unit time , usually in milliliters per min. ...Read more

Dr. Scott Bolhack
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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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I'm taking codeine 60mg x4 a day and was just ordering if it can make your oxygen saturation lower? My sats are 91% - 94% occasionally. Side effects??

I'm taking codeine 60mg x4 a day and was just ordering if it can make your oxygen saturation lower? My sats are 91% - 94% occasionally. Side effects??

Mgt: Codeine has an adverse effect on the respiratory system and can lead to reduced ventilation. As a result this may lower the oxygen saturation. The effect is dose dependent, so you may consider taking less per dose, after speaking with your doctor. ...Read more

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What symptoms would 72% oxygen saturation cause?

What symptoms would 72% oxygen saturation cause?

Not good ones: 72% sat is usually associated with confusion or general decrease in mental status and often difficulty breathing. If none of the above, check the equipment, otherwise seek emergency care. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: oxygen saturation?

What is the definition or description of: oxygen saturation?

Amount of oxygen : Oxygen saturation is a measure of how much oxygen the blood is carrying as a percentage of the maximum it could carry. ...Read more

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I have a at home oxygen saturation tester and I put it on it said 93% but went to 95 % ?

O2 sat: Hi, why are u checking ur O2 sat at home, do you have a lung condition that you are on Oxygen? If your hand is cold or the skin is oily , nail polish, hand movement, strong light around and etc cause the sensor not to work properly and gives an inaccurate result. ...Read more

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What does "oxygen saturation of hemoglobin" mean?

Oxygen Saturation: Red blood cells contain protein called Hemoglobin. Most of the oxygen in the body is attached to the hemoglobin. Oxygen saturation refers to proportion of red blood cells whose hemoglobin is bound to oxygen. It can be measure by pulse oximetry or by sampling blood from an artery. ...Read more

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Are oxygen saturation levels lower in the elderly?

Are oxygen saturation levels lower in the elderly?

Not necessarily: As we age, it may get a little harder for the oxygen to get into the blood through your lungs. But, as long as you have healthy lungs, the oxygen saturation levels can be normal well into one's 80s or 90s. ...Read more

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Oxygen saturation 95% pulse 65 should I be worried?

Are you sick?: Any measured finding has to be correlated with your condition. If you feel fine, then these values are okay. Do you smoke? If you feel bad: have shortness of breath, cough, fever, chest pain, etc. and if you repeat them and the numbers are the same, then you should get seen quickly. Either value can be normal, or indicate a problem, depending on what is going on at the time you measure them. ...Read more

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Is oxygen saturation in room air the same thing as spo2?

Yes, generally : Speaking. Spo2 refers to any oxygen saturation obtained by using pulse oximetry, the type of absorption spectrophotometry - that is why "p" is added. It will reasonably accurately show the percentage of oxygenated hemoglobin in the individual's blood at the wide range of inspired oxygen concentrations - from room air to a 100% o2. ...Read more

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Dr. Alexander Bankov
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Oxygen Saturation (Definition)

Oxygen saturation is a measure of how much oxygen the blood is carrying as a percentage of the ...Read more