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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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Hard time breathing but pulse oximetry is normal?

Hard time breathing but pulse oximetry is normal?

Probably ok: You need evaluation for the shortness of breath to see if it is illness or just out of shape. ...Read more

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Treating Low Potassium (Checklist)

Consume magnesium rich foods, 500 mg /day
daily
Consume potassium rich foods, 3,500 mg daily
daily
Limit alcohol intake to no mre than 1 oz /day.
daily
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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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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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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