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Signs Of Co2 Retention
I have scoliosis and I have just been diagnosed with co2 retention I have been given a nippv machine to use at home. Do you think this is ok?
My daughter has cchs- her dr seems puzzled when we explain that her o2 sats run low, while still maintaining an appropriate co2 level. The best they have come up with is malacia- she shows no signs of pulmonary hypertension. What else should we have rul
A few things: As you know, cchs is a rare condition and is not fully understood. There are a number of diseases that are associated with and syndromic with cchs. An example is hirschprungs disease, which seems to share a link with an underlying genetic defect that also can cause cchs. The best way to evaluate is a pulmonoligist affiliated with a children's hospital that has a wide range of subspecialities. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Another contrast: Co2 gas is used as the contrast agent rather than iodinated dye. It is usually reserved for people with allergic history to iodinated dye or poor renal function. This agent cannot be used in all blood vessels. It is a good agent when indicated but should only be used by a trained specialist familiar with the use of this material. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Acidosis: Low co2 in your labs is actually low levels of bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate). Low bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) can be caused by a high carbohydrate (and sugar) diet. The carbs are turned into carbon dioxide which then become carbonic acid, which then lowers bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) levels. Reduce your carbohydrate and sugar intake. ...Read more
Normal: Normal childrens range - 20 - 28 meq/l. ...Read more