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Should I be light headed after completing oxygen therapy?

Should I be light headed after completing oxygen therapy?

Go Light On the O2: Yes you may be light headed. There are receptors in our carotid arteries that are sensitive to carbon dioxide levels. When levels are high the arteries dilate to bring more blood and oxygen to the brain. When the levels are low they constrict and slow blood flow to the brain. Loading the blood with oxygen, lowers co2 levels even more, constricting the arteries leading to dizziness sometimes. ...Read more

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Oxygen (Definition)

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Can you tell me about person in coma after head injury regained consciousness after under going hyperbaric oxygen therapy?

Can you tell me about person in coma after head injury regained consciousness after under going hyperbaric oxygen therapy?

When I was a diving: Medical officer, myself ; the master diver did two simultaneous treatment table sevens (in two side by side multiplace chambers on the uss kittiwake asr -13). Both men (divers) came in in full arrest - one by helo and one by water. One diver (who had drown) did not make it - the other diver returned to consciousness. I met him again years later ; he appeared to have resolution of his initial. ...Read more

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Is it possible to not get enough blood/oxygen to your brain? I feel light headed at times. Wobbly head & get headaches a lot

Is it possible to not get enough blood/oxygen to your brain? I feel light headed at times. Wobbly head & get headaches a lot

Can be helped: Your description raises questions of a migraine etiology to explain most of your issues, but other explanations could be considered. However, would doubt insufficient blood/oxygen to brain. Still, have your doc check for postural hypotension just to be certain. You may be have anti-cholinergic reactions to your nortryptyline. Have your doctor reassess. ...Read more

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Vertigo since 7/11. Had all kind of therapy and MRI (normal). Still a bit light headed when I lay down & turn to the right. I am on trilipix & cpap.?

Vertigo since 7/11. Had all kind of therapy and MRI (normal). Still a bit light headed when I lay down & turn to the right. I am on trilipix & cpap.?

Positional vertigo: Sounds like you have positional vertigo. Usually occurs with specific change in position. The spinning stops when you complete the position change or you return to your starting position. Dix- hallpike testing can verify which position sets you off. Balance testing will rule out inner ear, brain or eye related causes of vertigo. See an ENT for complete evaluation and testing. Neurologist may help. ...Read more

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Oh yeah have chest that gets tight & only can relax it by laying down using my mother in laws oxygen for a bit & also light headed & black out & dizzy?

Oh yeah have chest that gets tight & only can relax it by laying down using my mother in laws oxygen for a bit & also light headed & black out & dizzy?

Evaluation: You should be evaluated by your doctor or get a referral to a pulmonologist or cardiologist to determine why you are blacking out or dizzy and need oxygen for help. ...Read more

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Lately every very late night apx 2am~till I go to bed I feel like not breathing in enough o2 = slightly light headed. Is this normal?! healthy female

Lately every very late night apx 2am~till I go to bed I feel like not breathing in enough o2 = slightly light headed. Is this normal?! healthy female

Go to see your doc!: While the causes of what you are experiencing may be related to anxiety, other potentially more serious causes need to be excluded. Therefore, a thorough history and physical is essential, with special consideration to the cardiac and respiratory exam. Also, bring a list of any current medications or stimulants you may be taking. ...Read more

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What can cause extreme anxiety? And is there an easy treatment? Sympthoms include: dizzy, light headed, some breathing issues, and hard to fall asleep

What can cause extreme anxiety? And is there an easy treatment? Sympthoms include: dizzy, light headed, some breathing issues, and hard to fall asleep

Panic attacks: Panic attacks and panic disorder can cause extreme anxiety. You would need a full evaluation to know which it is -- panic attacks can occur in several disorders. Usual treatments include ssri antidepressants, along with psychotherapy. If this is full panic disorder, you will likely need help. In the meantime you can start practicing dr. Weil's breathing exercise: http://tinyurl. Com/9cxx2c6. ...Read more

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Is there a significant fire hazard to doing oxygen therapy?

Is there a significant fire hazard to doing oxygen therapy?

Yes: Yes absolutely! oxygen can be very hazardous especially to those who smoke and use a lit flame anywhere near a stream of flowing pure oxygen. I personally have seen patients that have failed to heed warnings and be burned very seriously by this. ...Read more

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My o2 sats went down to 81 percent. Will I have to go on oxygen therapy?

My o2 sats went down to 81 percent. Will I have to go on oxygen therapy?

Depends: What is your underlying problem? Did you check whether pulse oximetry is registering your o2 correctly? Generally if your o2sats are below 85% you will qualify for oxygen per medicare guidelines. Please go to your doctor get checked. ...Read more

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How effective is oxygen therapy for treating croup?

How effective is oxygen therapy for treating croup?

Cold mist helps: Croup it is caused by different kind of viruses. The symptoms varie from hoarse voice to a more severe form with fever and stridor, an inspiratory noise due to the swelling of the airway. Cold mist (with or without oxygen) can help, but for the more severe cases children might require racemic epinephrine nebulization and steroids. ...Read more

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What is hyperbaric oxygen therapy?

What is hyperbaric oxygen therapy?

Definition: Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (hbot) is, by definition, the administration of oxygen at greater than atmospheric pressure. There are many indications for this type of treatment: radiation injuries, wounds related to diabetes or poor circulation, and others. Hbot is delivered in 1 of 2 ways: a monochamber (1 patient at a time) or a multichamber (more than 1 patient). The efficacy is the same. ...Read more

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What is hyperbaric oxygen therapy (hbot)?

O2 under pressure: The oxygen that you breath while under pressure in an hbo chamber is acting like a drug. There are a myriad of effects of this. The most important effect is to get oxygen to tissues that are failing because of a lack of oxygen. The pressure helps force o2 into the tissues where circulation may be poor. Also increased circulation of stem cells has been reported with hbo. ...Read more

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Can you explain hyperbaric oxygen therapy?

Can you explain hyperbaric oxygen therapy?

Hyperbaric oxygen: Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is delivered in a chamber. It can be single person chamber or a multiplace chamber. 100% oxygen is delivered within the chamber under pressures equal to 2 to 2.5 atmospheres of pressure depending on the medical problem that you physician is treating. This is equal to 33 feet of seawater in pressure. The treatments last two to 2.5 hours; they are done daily. ...Read more

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Do you know about hyperbaric oxygen therapy?

Do you know about hyperbaric oxygen therapy?

Hyperbaric oxygen: Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is delivered in a chamber. It can be single person chamber or a multiplace chamber. 100% oxygen is delivered within the chamber under pressures equal to 2 to 2.5 atmospheres of pressure depending on the medical problem that you physician is treating. This is equal to 33 feet of seawater in pressure. The treatments last two to 2.5 hours; they are done daily. ...Read more

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Who benefits in a hyperbaric oxygen therapy?

> 12 FDA approved: Indications. The committee on hyperbaric oxygen therapy of the undersea ; hyperbaric medicine recommends hyperbaric oxygen can be used for treatment of: decompression sickness, gas embolism (arterial), recalcitrant soft tissue infections ; osteomyelitis, gangrene, carbon monoxide poisoning, wounds or skin grafts/flaps that aren't healing w standard tx, crush injuries, thermal burns, delayed. ...Read more

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Hydrogen oxygen therapy for hsv, does this work?

Hydrogen oxygen therapy for hsv, does this work?

No: This would be voodoo.

HSV is fixed with medication. Easy to fix. Check with your doc and have it fixed. ...Read more

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Could hyberbaric oxygen therapy help fix my brain?

There are some: Specific indications for hyperbaric oxygen. There are clinics that give HBOT for conditions for which there is no good backing research. Please let us know what your condition is and will try to provide you with an accurate answer. ...Read more

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What is hyperbaric oxygen therapy? What is it for?

What is hyperbaric oxygen therapy? What is it for?

Number of uses: HBO has a number of uses. Simply put it is use f oxygen (O2). O2 depending on illness treated, it can be used to create a gradient, ie in diseases where we are trying to create blood vessels, aid toxin removal CO or cyanide poisoning, hyperoxgenation in anemia, lead to bacterial killing in anaerobic infections. I recommend judicious use, and the society's web page is a good resource uhms. Org ...Read more

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What is hyperbaric oxygen therapy? What is it for?

What is hyperbaric oxygen therapy? What is it for?

Number of uses: HBO has a number of uses. Simply put it is use f oxygen (O2). O2 depending on illness treated, it can be used to create a gradient, ie in diseases where we are trying to create blood vessels, aid toxin removal CO or cyanide poisoning, hyperoxgenation in anemia, lead to bacterial killing in anaerobic infections. I recommend judicious use, and the society's web page is a good resource uhms. Org ...Read more

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Are there any dangers of hyperbaric oxygen therapy?

Are there any dangers of hyperbaric oxygen therapy?

Yes-too much oxygen: When oxygen is breathed under pressure the oxygen has a stimulatory effect on the nerve tissue. It can cause a convulsion or other symptoms of excess excitability like muscle twitching or behavior changes. Pressure changes can cause ear drum damage and dizziness. Most effects of hyperbaric oxygen therapy are reversible when the therapy is stopped. ...Read more

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What should I know about hyperbaric oxygen therapy?

Multiple indications: It is a treatment modality using 100 % oxygen pressurised to 2 - 3 times of atmospheric pressure inside a single chamber or inside a bigger chamber to treat for nonhealing wounds, radiation injury, preserve grafts and flaps on skin, acute necrotising infections, nonhealing bone infections, some fungal infections (mucor), carbon monoxide poisoning, air embolism and decompress
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Could hyperbaric oxygen therapy make us age slower?

I don't think that: There is evidence for halting the aging process at this time. But, I wouldn't be surprised if if was advertised for this purpose. Approved uses for hyperbaric oxygen include: decompression sickness, gas embolism (arterial), recalcitrant soft tissue infections ; osteomyelitis, gangrene, carbon monoxide poisoning, wounds or skin grafts/flaps that aren't healing w standard tx, crush injuries, thermal. ...Read more

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What exactly is involved in hyperbaric oxygen therapy?

Hyperbaric oxygen: Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is delivered in a chamber. It can be single person chamber or a multiplace chamber. 100% oxygen is delivered within the chamber under pressures equal to 2 to 2.5 atmospheres of pressure depending on the medical problem that you physician is treating. This is equal to 33 feet of seawater in pressure. The treatments last two to 2.5 hours; they are done daily. ...Read more

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What treatments can be helped by hyperbaric oxygen therapy?

HBOT: The committee on hyperbaric oxygen therapy of the undersea ; hyperbaric medicine recommends hyperbaric oxygen can be used for treatment of: decompression sickness, gas embolism (arterial), recalcitrant soft tissue infections ; osteomyelitis, gangrene, carbon monoxide poisoning, wounds or skin grafts/flaps that aren't healing w standard tx, crush injuries, thermal burns, delayed radiation injuries, . ...Read more

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Does mild hyperbaric oxygen therapy helps injuries heal quickly?

Does mild hyperbaric oxygen therapy helps injuries heal quickly?

Possibly yes: The usefulness of hyperbaric oxygen therapy in healing chronic diabetic foot ulcer is well documented. There is only anecdotal evidence that hbo will help acute injuries heal. Inflammation is evident both in chronic wounds and in acute injury. Hbo is known to decrease inflammation so theoretically acute injuries should resolve more quickly with hbo. More study is needed before hbo use for injury. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: hyperbaric oxygen therapy?

What is the definition or description of: hyperbaric oxygen therapy?

Pressurized 100% O2: Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (hbot) is, by definition, the administration of oxygen at greater than atmospheric pressure. There are many indications for this type of treatment: radiation injuries, wounds related to diabetes or poor circulation, and others. Hbot is delivered in 1 of 2 ways: a monochamber (1 patient at a time) or a multichamber (more than 1 patient). The efficacy is the same. ...Read more

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What is hyperbaric oxygen therapy? What is it and what does it treat?

Different ailments: Hbot is a form of treatment whereby patients are given 100% oxygen in higher-than-usual atmospheric pressures, in a chamber or vessel fit for human occupation (pvho). The therapy is used for treatment of different ailments, including diabetic wounds, radiation injuries, decompression sickness, and so on. Talk to a hyperbaricist to see if you have a condition that can be treated with hbot. ...Read more

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For what length of time did it take you to notice effects from hyperbaric oxygen therapy?

Variable: The answer is somewhat variable. The effects of hyperbaric oxygen can be immediate (in the case of carbon monoxide poisoning), but can be long - very long (for example, in the case of radiation cystitis). We usually wait about 1 month before seeing effects in diabetic wounds, but again this varies depending on the size of the wound, and its "complexity" (i.e., underlying medical conditions). ...Read more

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Do you have any opinoions or data on oxygen therapy?

Prolongs life: In people who qualify for oxygen after a work up and deem to need oxygen, from COPD or other lung problems, it is the only medicine or treatment to prolong life. All the other treatments like steroids and bronchodilators are there improve the quality of life but don't prolong life. ...Read more

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