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What is the relationship betw. Gerd and low pulse oximetry?

What is the relationship betw. Gerd and low pulse oximetry?

Gerd: Is acid reflux into the esophagus and low pulse oximetry is low oxygen in the blood. Normally not related unless you would reflux and aspirate it into the lungs lowering the pulse oximetry. ...Read more

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Treating Low Potassium (Checklist)

Consume magnesium rich foods, or ask your doctor about taking magnesium supplements
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Consume potassium rich foods, or ask your doctor about taking a potassium supplement
daily
Limit alcohol intake to no more than 1 ounce per day
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What's the point of pulse oximetry if you can have O2 sats between 97-100% and still have breathing issues?

What's the point of pulse oximetry if you can have O2 sats between 97-100% and still have breathing issues?

Pulse ox: Pulse oximetry measures the oxygen in your blood and rules out certain disease entities but further work up for shortness of breath such as breathing tests, and heart function are included in the work up ...Read more

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Please explain if it is possible to use a pulse oximetry to check oxygent saturation for someone who inhaled carbon monoxide?

Please explain if it is possible to use a pulse oximetry to check oxygent saturation for someone who inhaled carbon monoxide?

Not infection: Using pulse oximetry will not show a real oxygen saturation of the hemoglobin. Co binds to hemoglobin more avidly than oxygen, shifts the saturation curve to the left as what is measured is occupied hemoglobin (reduced) even if the co is the one occupying it. It is best to use the abg. ...Read more

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Eating a Low-Sodium Diet (Checklist)

Speak with a clinical nutritionist
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My pulse oximetry only detects when my oxygen drops when it is on my little toe. Why is this?

My pulse oximetry only detects when my oxygen drops when it is on my little toe. Why is this?

Thin skinned.: The mechanics are such that the skin on the toes, and even the ears, is translucent enough to allow the infrared light of the oximeter to easily pass through the skin and assess the underlying vessels. ...Read more

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Aterial blood gas normal, chest X-ray normal, bloodwork normal, pulse oximetry 98-99%, lung function test normal still feel like I can't breathe?! help!

Aterial blood gas normal, chest X-ray normal, bloodwork normal, pulse oximetry 98-99%, lung function test normal still feel like I can't breathe?! help!

Puzzled: Could be anxiety/panic attack, or something more serious. Be sure to follow-up with your physician to continue the hunt for what's causing your symptoms. ...Read more

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Managing Low Blood Sugar (Checklist)

Avoid skipping meals
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Eat protein-rich snacks every 2 hours
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Keep fruit with you at all times if you feel hypoglycemic
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Why do I have sometimes, low pulse? Such as 40.

Why do I have sometimes, low pulse? Such as 40.

Go see your DR for: Check up and an ekg. It could be a sign of heart conduction abnormality, poor pumping of the heart, low thyroid function or could be normal for a very efficient heart of an athletic person. Take care! ...Read more

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Is the diastolic to low in a BP of 127/57? Pulse rate 54 to low?

Is the diastolic to low in a BP of 127/57? Pulse rate 54 to low?

Not necessarily: Diastolic measurement is likely inaccurate with ambulatory machine so follow the systolic measurement. ...Read more

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Eating a Low-Fat Diet (Checklist)

Avoid fried foods
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Read all food labels
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Avoid foods with visible fat
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Do not eat the skin when eating poultry
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At my 6yo daughters physical her bp was 82/63 and pulse 100. Is this considered too low for bp? She was sitting. Is pulse too high? I have POTS

At my 6yo daughters physical her bp was 82/63 and pulse 100. Is this considered too low for bp? She was sitting. Is pulse too high? I have POTS

Within normal limits: If her height is within range her values are normal for her age and sex. Her heart rate is also within the normal range for age. These vital signs noted during office visits for children can vary due to anxiety about the visit. Her doctor has the benefit of comparing her current values with her previous measurements. If your child has no symptoms & her MD has expressed no concerns, do not worry. ...Read more

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Weak pulse in wrist also low?

Weak pulse in wrist also low?

Not necessarily: Wrist pulses may or may not correlate with blood pressure. How a pulse feels to the fingers is affected by many factors. Blood pressure is more accurately measured on the upper arm. Wrist BP monitors are helpful but they really need to be verified with more accurate means. ...Read more

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Managing Low Testosterone (Checklist)

Have your testosterone checked each morning
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Discuss the risks and benefits of testosterone replacements with your doctor
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Take a testosterone replacement as instructed
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Low blood preasure with a high pulse, is this bad?

Low blood preasure with a high pulse, is this bad?

Low BP, high HR.: This could simply represent dehydration, but could be more. A doctor should have a look. ...Read more

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Managing Low Blood Pressure (Checklist)

Drink plenty of water
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Have your medications adjusted if needed
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Look for symptoms of lightheadedness and fatigue
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What would cause a low pulse rate on an elderly person?

What would cause a low pulse rate on an elderly person?

Many things: Medications are a common cause. Electrical problems are another. An ekg and discussion with your doc is definitely warranted. A low pulse associated with symptoms of low cardiac output or a pulse below 30 require immediate attention. ...Read more

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How low can blood pressure go before it dangerous sys 90 dia 58 pulse 90?

How low can blood pressure go before it dangerous sys 90 dia 58 pulse 90?

It depends: If you feel fine with that blood pressure, i.e. Not dizzy, lightheaded, weak, or short of breath, it is likely not a problem or dangerous for you. If you are having any symptoms when your blood pressure is low, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Eating a Low-Carb Diet (Checklist)

Read labels. Fiber, while a carb, is not digested
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Eat your vegetables!
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Try some of the many low-carb recipes online
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Substitute a low-carb, high-fiber tortilla wrap for sandwiches
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If your pulse ox is 98 or 99 is the chance of an embolism being present low?

If your pulse ox is 98 or 99 is the chance of an embolism being present low?

No: It is hard to rule out a pulmonary embolism based simply on the pulse oximitry. In fact, major pulmonary emboli in someone with normal lungs may show a normal pulse ox. A blood gas, a blood test, and several types of scans are much more accurate at determining perfusion problems. ...Read more

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Blood pressure seems to bo too low is 89/55 with pulse of 95 I am 55 years of age

Blood pressure seems to bo too low is 89/55 with pulse of 95 I am 55 years of age

Please: Please see your doctor right away for an evaluation and treatment. Also consider the fact that you are dehydrated. Please maintain adequate hydration. If you feel weak, lightheaded, or have chest pain or palpitations seek care immediately.
Take care. ...Read more

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I'm 56 yrs old on 20mg bystolic (nebivolol) and amolopine my bloid pressure is 116/61 pulse 58 is this low?

I'm 56 yrs old on 20mg bystolic (nebivolol) and amolopine my bloid pressure is 116/61 pulse 58 is this low?

BP and pulse.: It would be low if you're not an athlete. However, unless you're having symptoms, such as dizziness especially when changing positions, lightheadedness, etc, then it may not be as much of a concern. ...Read more

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Low pulse rate. I am 37. Not in great shape. At rest it gets. Down in the low 50s bpm. Should I be concerned?

Low pulse rate. I am 37. Not in great shape. At rest it gets. Down in the low 50s bpm. Should I be concerned?

Sign of health: Actually, even though you consider yourself to be not in great shape, the slow pulse suggests you're better than you think. Heartrate is regulated by need and during rest, a slow hr is entirely normal so long as your metabolic need is normal as yours obviously is. A rapid resting rate is much more ominous. ...Read more

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One month ago I had a iton level of 12, im taking iton tablets for it can low iron be causibg my high pulse rate especially with activity.

One month ago I had a iton level of 12, im taking iton tablets for it can low iron be causibg my high pulse rate especially with activity.

Yes: Yes. Anemia (low level of red blood cell pigment) from any cause can make your heart beat faster (high pulse rate). Iron deficiency (low level of iron in he body) is a common cause of anemia. ...Read more