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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?

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?

Talk to your doctor: It should be fine, but express your concern to the doctor prescribing the nippv. The scoliosis is not a reason to forgo treatment of the co2 retention. Get a second opinion if you are still concerned. ...Read more

Dr. Randy Sussmane Stubbs
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Co2 (Definition)

This is a gas composed on one carbon and two oxygen molecules. Very common byproduct of respiration ...Read more


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Co2 is 23 is this low? Is this a sign of serious disease? I have fatty liver

Co2 is 23 is this low? Is this a sign of serious disease? I have fatty liver

No: Normal blood co2 level is around 24 so 23 is fine. Fatty liver generally doesn't affect it much unless it is advanced and causing overt liver disease. ...Read more

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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

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 more

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What is a co2 angiogram?

What is a co2 angiogram?

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 more

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What happens if you breathe co2?

What happens if you breathe co2?

Carbon Dioxide: Poisoning: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/carbon-monoxide/basics/definition/con-20025444

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How to correct co2 with TPN if co2 is low?

Acetate anion. : Acetate is usually added to TPN to increase co2 (bicarbonate) provided there is normal liver function. ...Read more

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What can cause a person to have low co2 levels?

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

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Can you tell me how is co2 mostly carried in the blood?

Can you tell me how is co2 mostly carried in the blood?

Lets review your que: Red blood cells carry de-oxygenated blood (loaded with co2) into the lungs. In the lungs CO2 is displaced with O2, and is removed during exhalation ...Read more

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How long does it take your body to absorb co2 after surgery?

How long does it take your body to absorb co2 after surgery?

Hours to days: Referring specifically to laparoscopic surgery, the co2 gas mostly absorbs within hours, but can hang around for 3-5 days. Sometimes we think this is responsible for referred pain to the shoulder. It's not dangerous. Hope this helps! ...Read more