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Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
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Hypoxia (Definition)

Hypoxia, is a condition in which the body as a whole or a region of the body is deprived of adequate oxygen supply. It is classified into 4 groups: - hypoxemic - oxygen is low - anemic - decreased ability for hemoglobin to carry oxygen. - ischemic - decreased blood flow. - histotoxic - oxygen is reaching the cells, but the cells are unable to use ...Read more


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Low oxygen and thyroid, should I be concerned?

Low oxygen and thyroid, should I be concerned?

Don't. Know: Low oxygen has different causes. Hypothyroid or hyperthyroid need treatment. If both conditions are addresses by physician then obviously should not worry. ...Read more

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2 year old with stridor, low oxygen and now has a red rash on his cheeks and on his side. My 2 year old woke up yesterday morning with stridor. I rushed him to the ER - his oxygen level was 79. His neck and chest were caving when he would inhale. Chest x-

2 year old with stridor, low oxygen and now has a red rash on his cheeks and on his side. My 2 year old woke up yesterday morning with stridor. I rushed him to the ER - his oxygen level was 79. His neck and chest were caving when he would inhale. Chest x-

Treat resp sx: If he has congestion and stridor, it is most likely related to a viral infection/croup. Without seeing the rash it is difficult to determine. The o2 saturation level was low upon arrival in the er. This finding and his exam would indicate that he needed to have oxygen and breathing treatments to open his airway. Hopefully he is better- prmg/peds can review medical records faxed to 858 259 9689. ...Read more

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What causes low oxygen levels in the elderly?

What causes low oxygen levels in the elderly?

Other diseases: If you ask me what causes low o2 in a perfectly normal and healthy elderly it makes a difference. There is an alveolar to arterial ratio that changes with age, and o2 is lower in elderly by this notion alone but no to point of hypoxia. There is such thing as senile emphysema by age alone, with the changes like that of the skin. See the compressibility of finger as the machine could restrict pulse. ...Read more

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Can sleep apnea cause low oxygen level?

Can sleep  apnea  cause  low oxygen  level?

Yes,: Both obstructive and central sleep apnea can lead to a decreased gas exchange in the lung through either decreased airflow or disturbed ventilation during the sleep and subsequently result in low oxygen level in blood. ...Read more

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What do a high white blood cell reading and low oxygen level in your blood suggest? How do you cure this?

What do a high white blood cell reading and low oxygen level in your blood suggest? How do you cure this?

Need diagnosis...: Before you can be treated, you need a diagnosis. The high WBC count may be due to an infection. If you add to this a low oxygen saturation, you may have a respiratory infection like acute bronchitis or pneumonia. See your doctor for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Its hard for me to breathe. I get really bad headaches. Like all the time. and its really hard for me to remember stuff.. possible low oxygen levels?

Its hard for me to breathe. I get really bad headaches. Like all the time. and its really hard for me to remember stuff.. possible low oxygen levels?

Possibly: Difficulty breathing and headaches are potentially serious symptoms. I would get into your primary care as soon as you can. Testing oxygen levels is a simple matter of putting your finger in a probe that most offices have these days. That said, presuming you are typically healthy, low oxygen levels would not be the first thing to come to my mind as an explanation for your symptoms. ...Read more

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Causes for low oxygen sats93-97%?

Many possibilities: With a proper medical history one might make some good guesses. That along with a proper physical exam might help better explain. Blood work could possibly even help. Not uncommonly it is a combo of things age included. Generally, it is not a major issue as long as it remains above 90, but still if there has been a sudden change it warrants looking into further. ...Read more

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What are the effects of low oxygen?

Quite variable: The effects of "low oxygen" depend on the severity and duration, as well as any underlying lung, blood or heart disease. It is best to talk to your doctor, as it can be very mild or it can cause major problems, including strain on the heart, sleepiness, poor school or work performance and behavior issues. ...Read more

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What's a low oxygen level in general?

What's a low oxygen level in general?

92 % plus....: In all patients, but certainly in post op patients, we'd like to see oxygen saturation of at least 92%. Supplemental oxygen may be necessary, at least for a short time. Good pulmonary toilet and breathing exercises are also employed. Good luck. ...Read more

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Please explain what it means if you have low oxygen levels?

Oxygen: The normal o2 in the blood is calculated as that which should be calculated by knowing the lung, the age, water vapor pressure, etc. Very complicated. For our purposes, we set at that oxygen which will give us a saturation of hemoglobin at least 90% in the arteries. If it is lower than that it is low. ...Read more

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What causes low oxygen level in the blood ?

What causes low oxygen level in the blood ?

Many things...: Many things can cause a low oxygen level in the blood: so many, in fact, that i don't have enough room here to name them all. Here are some common causes: pneumonia; heart failure; clots to the lungs; emphysema; asthma. Hope this helps... ...Read more

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What causes low oxygen levels after surgery?

Atelectasis: Sometimes, there can be parts of the lung not fully inflated called atelectasis. This could cause low oxygen levels and can be reversed by taking deep breaths. This type of lung exercise can be done using something called an incentive spirometer, and walking around. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Can low oxygen level cause tremor?

Can low oxygen level cause tremor?

Possibly: Severe low oxygen can cause muscles to twitch but this is usually in elderly people with peripheral vascular disease or significant cardio-pulmonary disease. ...Read more

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Low oxygen levels when sleeping, what to do?

Low oxygen levels when sleeping, what to do?

Have a sleep study: This may be due to obstructive sleep apnea. If you have documented low oxygen levels at night, see your doctor. You may also have a lung disease or cardiovascular issue. This is important - please see your doctor to evaluate this further. ...Read more

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


Dr. Creighton Wright
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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more