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Does my blood oxygen level make a difference in how severe my pulmonary fibrosis is?

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes...

Pulmonary fibrosis causes scarring in the lungs.
The more severe it is, the lower the oxygen level will be over time. It takes quite a bit of scarring to actually lower your oxygen level and your oxygen level should be monitored over time with pulse ox and/or abg analysis.

In brief: Yes...

Pulmonary fibrosis causes scarring in the lungs.
The more severe it is, the lower the oxygen level will be over time. It takes quite a bit of scarring to actually lower your oxygen level and your oxygen level should be monitored over time with pulse ox and/or abg analysis.
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Dr. Arnon Rubin
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

As pulmonary fibrosis becomes more severe, the ability for oxygen to get to the blood becomes more and more impared.
This results in lower oxygen levels.

In brief: Yes

As pulmonary fibrosis becomes more severe, the ability for oxygen to get to the blood becomes more and more impared.
This results in lower oxygen levels.
Dr. Arnon Rubin
Dr. Arnon Rubin
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Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

The severity of your pulmonary fibrosis affects your blood oxygen levels.
Areas that are fibrosed do not absorb as much oxygen as healthy lung tissue.

In brief: Yes

The severity of your pulmonary fibrosis affects your blood oxygen levels.
Areas that are fibrosed do not absorb as much oxygen as healthy lung tissue.
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
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