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Once I start on supplemental oxygen, will I have to stay on it? Or, will I become addicted to supplemental oxygen?

Once I start on supplemental oxygen, will I have to stay on it? Or, will I become addicted to supplemental oxygen?

No: There is no description of an oxygen withdrawal syndrome (providing one maintains an appropriate minimum oxygen level) presumably the net benefit of chronic oxygen outweighs the net side effects so a necessary aspect of addiction does not exist. ...Read more

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Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Oxygen (Definition)

Oxygen is a gas that the cells in your body need to work properly. The air we breathe normally has 21% oxygen. A maximum of 100% oxygen can be given. Babies with heart or lung problems may need ...Read more


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Muliple organ failure do u need supplemental oxygen?

Muliple organ failure do u need supplemental oxygen?

Yes: Multi-organ failure generally indicates a critical illness that affects multiple organ systems & delivery of oxygen can be compromised as lungs are generally also involved. Most patients are in the icu, on ventilatory support & continuous infusions with medications to maintain their circulation & heart function. Oxygen is the basic fuel for all cellular metabolic processes. ...Read more

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Can there be a way to tell if i need supplemental oxygen at home?

Can there be a way to tell if i need supplemental oxygen at home?

Talk to your doc: Need for supplemental oxygen at home is used in advanced stages of various chronic lung disorders such as copd, cystic fibrosis, pulmonary fibrosis etc. It would be useful to get a detailed assessment done by a pulmonologist to decide if chronic o2 therapy would be beneficial. Level of support depends on underlying severity & type of disease. Talk to your pulmonologist for further assessment. ...Read more

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What are the oxygen level guidelines, before someone needs supplemental oxygen?

What are the oxygen level guidelines, before someone needs supplemental oxygen?

Depends...: Actual medical history and details of the reason for monitoring the oxygen level are required before this question can be answered. The level isn't the same for someone with no medical issues vs someone with cyanotic heart disease (for example). If there is a specific person you are asking about - discuss your concern with their physician. ...Read more

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What is oxygen level guideline, before needing supplemental oxygen if you are out of shpe?

BASED ON PO2/O2 SATU: Grp1 po2at or below 55mmhg(awake&at rest) if higher but fall to these levels during sleep or>10mmhg, or5%o2 sat+ corpulmnale, covered for exercise only if the levels drop to groupa level during exercise. Grp2 po2 56-59 mm hg or o2sat89%, and documentation of edema/chf, or cor pulmonale by pul artery pressure, or erythrocytemia withhct>56%. ...Read more

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How much dose supplemental oxygen tank cost, a little one for travel?

As little as $159: I searched a few medical supply places and found them from $159 to $359. That includes the regulator and carrying case. Most of those places require a prescription. You can get them for much less if you already have a regulator. I found a few tiny ones for as little as $45. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, can you tell me what is oxygen level guideline, before needing supplemental oxygen?

Supplemental O2: The use of supplemental oxygen is based on the arterial oxygen level at rest and with exertion. Usually a pulse oximetry test is performed during conditions of exertion and sleep/rest to determine whether oxygen is needed. ...Read more

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For copd, what's considered a high concentration of required supplemental oxygen?

For copd, what's considered a high concentration of required supplemental oxygen?

4 - 5 lpm: There is no classification commonly agreed to since it would serve no medical purpose. Most supplier are not able to provide more than 6 lpm without liquid oxygen tanks. People requiring these levels have a very limited life expectancy. ...Read more

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Dr. Darrin Cunningham
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Oxygen Supplementation (Definition)

Oxygen can be given by a mask worn over the face or a tube below the nose. This helps deliver more oxygen to people in circumstances when their natural ...Read more