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Almost done with oxygen therapy after pneumonia.Levels with no ox ther/ from 94-98. How can I tell if im getting too much and could it b dangerous?

Almost done with oxygen therapy after pneumonia.Levels with no ox ther/ from 94-98. How can I tell if im getting too much and could it b dangerous?

It's very safe : If your oxygen saturations are in the mid 90's you are getting enough oxygen. Supplemental oxygen at home is always in low enough concentrations that it will not be harmful. Don't worry. ...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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How important is oxygen therapy to the bodys well-being?

How important is oxygen therapy to the bodys well-being?

O2: Oxygen is a necessary ingredient to sustain life. Oxygen is taken up by the red blood cells and the cells in the body utilize this oxygen for energy production. So oxygen therapy becomes extremely important whenever there is need. ...Read more

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What is the benefits of oxygen therapy for c.P. Children ?

No research support: So far, I have not found research that supports the glowing testimonials I have read about use of hbo for cerebral palsy. *** hyperbaric oxygen for children with cerebral palsy: a randomised multicentre trial. Hbo-cp research group. Collet jp, vanasse m, marois p, amar m, goldberg j, lambert j, lassonde m, hardy p, fortin j, tremblay sd, montgomery d, lacroix j, robinson a, majnemer a. >>>. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of long term oxygen therapy?

What are the side effects of long term oxygen therapy?

Oxygen as a drug: Mostly related to delivery through nose including dryness/bloody noses. This can create free radicals so it can contribute to negative changes to the airway itself. ...Read more

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What benefits should I expect from oxygen therapy for stroke?

What benefits should I expect from oxygen therapy for stroke?

Answer: Oxygene therapy is very good , all your organs need a good amount of oxygen supply, in stroke mode the bodies organ are in desperate need for oxygen supply, but an organ needs rapid oxygen after a stroke to limit the damage to that organ, if only given on time. After that the chance of reversing the lack of oxygen is very small.Put it as a fish without water ...Read more

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What is oxygen therapy and why is it used in treating diving accidents?

Oxygen for diving: Hyperbaric oxygen is used to "displace" nitrogen that accumulates in the blood during dives where you breath compressed air. Nitrogen is less readily dissolved in your blood, and can "bubble up" (open a bottle of soda or beer, and the co2 bubbles up- "carbonation"). Nitrogen bubbles in the blood cause "the bends" (e.g. Pe painful joint involvement, or serious brain involvement causing a stroke). ...Read more

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Hey docs, should my daughter have oxygen therapy for 75-77% oxygen sats?

Probably but...: You daughter needs o2 therapy depending upon the diagnosis.This is a question for the attending doctors.For example there are some congenital heart conditions where low o2 saturations aare the normal state of affairs. ...Read more

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How can oxygen therapy affect the body system?

How can oxygen therapy affect the body system?

O2: Affects the body by increasing the delivery of o2 to the tissues that need it. This is only effective when there is o2 deprivation state as in hypoxemia of many causes or sepsis or in some poisoning to reverse the occupation of the poison on the hemoglobin so o2 can be carried and delivered. It can kill anaerobic bacteria. In other cases, it is all without proof of need. O2 is kreb's cycle. ...Read more

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How can oxygen therapy affect the body system?

Helps it: If you need oxygen (i.e., your levels are low), then oxygen therapy is very good for the body. But, if your oxygen levels are already normal, then oxygen will likely not do anything. It may, in fact, be harmful. And...It is very expensive. ...Read more

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Oxygen Therapy (Definition)

Some people with damaged lungs or damaged hearts cannot extract enough oxygen from normal air, so they need extra oxygen delivered through a mask or nasal cannulas. This ...Read more


Dr. Michael DePietro
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Pneumonia (Definition)

Pneumonia is an inflammation of the lungs, most ...Read more