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Doctor insights on: Treatments For Carbon Dioxide Narcosis

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What is carbon dioxide narcosis in relation to copd?

What is carbon dioxide narcosis in relation to copd?

Cause of death: Carbon dioxide buildup happens as COPD worsens. In an acut exacerbation (sudden worsening), co2 will rapidly accumulate. This can lead to confusion, sedation, and decreased respiratory drive. If not promptly treated it will lead to death. ...Read more

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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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Hi doctors, was just wondering what is carbon dioxide narcosis in relation to COPD or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease?

Carbon dioxide...: Carbon dioxide levels can elevate in COPD patients due to the inability to ventilate properly. This increased carbon dioxide level can lead to symptoms that are similar to acutely taking narcotics which has lead to the expression carbon dioxide narcosis. Symptoms include lethargy, confusion, disorientation, decreased sensations, etc. ...Read more

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Would carbon dioxide laser treatment be done by a plastic surgeon?

Would carbon dioxide laser treatment be done by a plastic surgeon?

Yes: Many plastic surgeons do laser treatments as part of their practice along with surgical procedures. ...Read more

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Where to find doctor that is using carbon dioxide laser for the treatment of Bartholin's cyst?

Gyn oncologists: Most general gynecologists don't dabble in lasers. They are primarily used for vulvar and vaginal dysplasias. A gynecologic oncologist would most likely have "laser privileges". But bartholin's cysts are readily treated with traditional methods, and i'm not sure how a co2 laser would improve upon that. ...Read more

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Looking for a find doctor that is using carbon dioxide laser for the treatment of Bartholin's cyst. Let me know if you are doing it or know who does.

Looking for a find doctor that is using carbon dioxide laser for the treatment of Bartholin's cyst. Let me know if you are doing it or know who does.

Not common: That is a not a common approach to the treatment of a bartholins cyst. You will likely have to contact doctors in your area and ask this specific question of their office staff. ...Read more

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Can high carbon dioxide in the blood be cured?

Can high carbon dioxide in the blood be cured?

High bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) : Simple answers yes. The high bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) is usually due to another process and either the kidney or the ling change the levels. Water pills, vomiting are the few common ones, sleep apnea is another cause. Finding cause is key and that should lead to therapy. Answering the question as to why there is high bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) is key. ...Read more

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Will you get sick if you breathe in too much carbon dioxide?

See below: We breathe in oxygen and breathe out carbon dioxide. If there is a problem with gas exchange, carbon dioxide can build up in your blood and cause hypercapnia. This is dangerous and can potentially cause death. ...Read more

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How can carbon dioxide improve stretch mark scars? How do I use it?

How can carbon dioxide improve stretch mark scars? How do I use it?

Injections: Carboxytherapy is itye injection of body tee rapture carbon dioxide gas which intially stretchs the stretch mark and cause a compensatory increase in oxygen and stimulation of new collagen. See results at carboxyworld.Com. ...Read more

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How does hyperpnea affect the amount of carbon dioxide and oxygen in the blood?

How does hyperpnea affect the amount of carbon dioxide and oxygen in the blood?

Low CO2, alkalemia: Deep or rapid breathing removes more gaseous co2 leading to less co2 in the blood and associated alkalemia - it has a minimal effect on oxygenation except in disease states. ...Read more