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What effect does oxygen from an oxygen generator have on the respiratory system?

What effect does oxygen from an oxygen generator have on the respiratory system?

None: An oxygen concentrator simply provides a higher level of oxygen to the lungs than room air can. It has no effect on the lungs themselves. It can be very helpful if a person's oxygen level is too low from either lung or heart disease. ...Read more

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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


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How can a respiratory therapist help me manage my oxygen levels?

How can a respiratory therapist help me manage my oxygen levels?

Treatments.: Respiratory therapists provide treatments of all types; some requiring machines call ventilators. If you have 'pulmonary'(lung) concerns then speak with your doctor; you may need to see a lung doctor(pulmonologist). ...Read more

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What is a respiratory pigment that carries oxygen?

What is a respiratory pigment that carries oxygen?

Hemoglobin: this is the molecule in blood that caries most of the oxygen in your blood. ...Read more

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Aside from respiratory distress, when do you place someone on oxygen?

Aside from respiratory distress, when do you place someone on oxygen?

Oxygen: oxygen is used when the blood oxygen level is low. It will not necessarily help shortness of breath particularly when the oxygen levels are normal. Oxygen is also used for carbon monoxide poisoning and a few other special situations. ...Read more

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Why would pure oxygen make you stop breathing if respiratory distress?

Why would pure oxygen make you stop breathing if respiratory distress?

Unusual: Some patients with chronic respiratory failure don't have their respiratory drive due to co2, but low o2 instead. Raising the o2 level theoretically can cause respiratory drive to fail. This is controversial however and there are other causes that can create this situation. ...Read more

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How long should someone with respiratory failure be given 2liters prn oxygen. Each time the person either appears to be in distress or their 02 saturation levels fall

Depends: Most likely its not enough oxygen to compensate for the resp failure. There are some cases where someone who has severe COPD and the o2 may suppress respirations because in these people the elevated co2 is not what drives respirations since they live at such high levels. Most likely your are describing someone who needs an o2 mask or a breathing tube to get the o2 to the tissues/brain/heart. ...Read more

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My father is about 45 years old and have respiratory problem while talking oxygen in while sleeping.

My father is about 45 years old and have respiratory problem while talking oxygen in while sleeping.

Sleep Apnea?: What you describe sounds like sleep apnea or some type of airway obstruction. He needs to have a sleep study done to determine the severity, cause and proper therapy. ...Read more

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My son is 4 and weighs 34lbs he has an upper n lower respiratory infection he also has asthma oxygen level is 91 is that normal?

My son is 4 and weighs 34lbs he has an upper n lower respiratory infection he also has asthma oxygen level is 91 is that normal?

SeekEvaluationToday!: The oxygen saturation of 91% is lower than we like to see generally speaking. Given his history of asthma in addition to his current respiratory infection he really needs to be evaluated either in the pediatrician's office today (or the ED if unable to get appointment). It may be that you just need to increase the frequency of his asthma meds, but only after a thorough evaluation. ...Read more

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Dr. John Landi
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Respiratory System (Definition)

The respiratory system consists of all organs in the body related to breathing including the nose, mouth, trachea and lungs. All four of these are ...Read more


Dr. Sheila Smith
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Respiratory (Definition)

Pertaining to the work of breathing done by the chest ...Read more