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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
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
Interpret right: It depends on the timing. Worst could be pulmonary embolus form immobility several hours after. But right after surgery, usually the or is cold and causes closing off of skin arterioles (response to cold temp) and since the monitor is dependent on pulses could read wrong. The best time to ask is when it is happening as the health officer can correlate with timing and symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
COPD: COPD patients have a persistent state of low oxygen . They need to be monitored with yearly Pulmonary Function Tests with DLCO. Medical management with inhalers like combivent and dulera (formoterol and mometasone). Self management with home pulse OX. Also therapy for nicotine addiction if present. The stress of surgery often flares COPD depending how long and what anesthesia was used. You must be careful with giving O2 ...Read more
Postoperatively, what are the possible reasons for elevated blood glucose and low potassium levels after the removal of a brain tumor?
Counter regulation : When blood sugar drops, adrenalin, cortisol, growth hormone, glucagon, and other hormones kick in to increase blood sugar from body stores. Particularly if treating the low with food, this counter regulatory response to hypoglycemia can make blood sugar high afterwards. It can happen to some degree even without food. Over treating the low is usually the reason for very high sugars after a low. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bypass.: Platelets are consumed at site of bleeding, and in the setting of heart surgery, in the pump that bypasses the heart and lungs. A drop in platelet count right after surgery that takes a few days to recover is usual. If bleeding complicates heart surgery and it is not due to an anatomical reason such as a severed vessel, the cause usually is due to low or damaged platelets. ...Read more
What causes an elevated rise in LH levels after ovulation? And what are the problems this can cause? I'm 28yo
LH surge causes ovul: Actually it is a surge in the LH levels that cause ovulation. This surge is due to other hormones being present in your system. There are number of problems that might cause an interference with an LH surge like Poly cystic Ovarian disease, Ovarian Failure, high prolactin levels. If you are having ovulation problems or symptoms of no periods then please speak to your doctor for a checkup. ...Read more
Let explain: Low hemoglobin count isn't always a sign of illness — it may be normal for some people. Women who are pregnant commonly experience low hemoglobin counts. Diseases and conditions that cause your body to produce fewer red blood cells than normal include: aplastic anemia and others. Diseases and conditions that cause your body to destroy red blood cells faster than they can be made:enlarged spleen. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My ferritin level is 6 but my hct/hgb are normal. Can this ferritin level cause symptoms? What causes low ferritin?
U R iron deficient: Probably. You'll start feeling tired before you become anemic as the iron that your cells need for metabolism are deficient. You need to find out why you are iron deficient. If it's pregnancies, your monthly loss, or an ill-advised vegetarian lifestyle, correct it. If not, ask your physician how to identify possible blood loss. ...Read more
My main symptoms that are causing me issues are extreme fatigue, low monocytes, low lactate acid, low blood CO2, left heart fraction is 55%. Help plz?
See your doctor: The only symptom you mention is the fatigue. The rest are test results, but it is impossible to interpret them without the exact numbers. It would be best for you to return to your doctor for a thorough exam and to get some more details so s/he can put all the pieces together. Meantime, help yourself be healthy by eating a diet rich in fruits/veggies, low in animal products. Don't smoke. Exercise! ...Read more
What are the treatment options fo stage 3 copd?My oxygen saturation levels are between 92 & 98, what causes my shortenss of breath even though I have "normal" oxygen levels?
Shortness of breath.: Your shortness of breath could be caused by an increase work of breathing. Because of the COPD, you may be working harder in order to achieve a normal oxygen level. You sense this increased work of breathing as shortness of breath. Also, if your oxygen level decreases with activity, this may lead to shortness of breath and requires oxygen therapy. A 6 minute walk test may help in diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have normal levels of complement C2 and c4. C3 level is low. Ch50 is high-normal(57 u/ml)-(all are serum tests)-what are the possible causes?
Labwork: Proper medicine would be not to treat lab values but the patient. Based on the lab values you provided it is impossible to suggest any kind of diagnosis. We would need to know your presentation and other labwork that was done in order to help you sort it out. ...Read more
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