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What Is Nocturnal Hypoxemia
Low oxygen at night: Many causes like sleep apnea, copd, emphysema, heart disease etc. Can cause nocturnal hypoxemia or low level of oxygen at night. It is important medical condition. For its evaluation one may need overnight pulse oximetry to diagnose and if present needs use of home oxygen. Saturation below 87% or less is significant on room air. Consider evaluation by lung doctor if present. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
This really depends on the patient. For normal patient who does not smoke very low oxygen level could be defined as an oxygen saturation less than 88% or a partial pressure of oxygen measured in blood gas less than 60 mmhg. For an active smoker these numbers may be different. For someone with underlying lung disease again these ...Read more
Night...: Nocturnal refers to night time. So, nocturnal asthma is present when an asthmatic awakens from sleep with asthma sxs like shortness of breath, cough, etc. There are medications that can be given to try to prevent this from happening. Keep track of how often this happens, what time the awakenings occur, exact sxs present, etc so your doctor can prescribe an effective regimen for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Salt, swelling: I would worry about fluid accumulation during the day in the legs due to excess sodium intake and vascular insufficiency. During the day the venus blood has to fight gravity to get to the heart and so it takes more pressure to return and the water leaks out of the legs into the tissues. At night, no gravity, more return of blood to the heart with greater delivery to the kidneys-more urine output. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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2 different condtion: sleep apnea is when there is a cessation of airflow with sleep and breathing. The most common type of sleep apnea is obstructive sleep apnea when the upper airway gets blocked. Nocturnal hypoxia is a general term for low oxygen with sleep. Sleep apnea can cause nocturnal hypoxia, though many other conditions can cause nocturnal hypoxia without sleep apnea such as copd or heart disease. ...Read more
PLMD=: Periodic limb movement disorder, a sleep disorder in which a patient moves his/her limbs involuntarily during sleep (unlike restless leg syndrome, which can occur while awake). Diagnosis is made by an overnight sleep study (polysomnogram). A variety of meds are used to treat the condition, but at present there is no cure. Avoiding caffeine (as well as chemically related chocolate) is recommended. ...Read more
Periodic movement of: Periodic limb movement disorder is unique because the random movements occur during sleep--all other movement disoders occur during wakefullness. It is first descibe in 1953 and termed nocturnal myoclonus, but this is not deemed accurate and so changed to plmd. The true cause is not known, but some associatons with anemia, thyroid disease, and pregnancy etc..If bothersomes, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
Slow absorption: Cerebral spinal fluid is produced inside the ventricles, cycles through the ventricular system, and then passes out side the ventricles to be absorbed. Obstruction within the ventricles produces internal hydrocephalus. A defect in absorption outside the ventricles will also produce hydrocephalus which is external. This type is often referred to as external or communicating hydrocephalus. ...Read more
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