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Supplemental Oxygen Will Addicted
Once I start on supplemental oxygen, will I have to stay on it? Or, will I become addicted to 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
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
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
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
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
How long can a person be with an oxygen level below 80?
Person is 80 yrs old with supplemental oxygen.
Getting over pneumonia.
I read that pilots of small aircraft use supplemental oxygen at 5000 ft. Should drivers in the rockies do so too?
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