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Why is oxygen a miracle drug according to ads?

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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In brief: Oxygen...

If a person's oxygen level is below normal, supplemental oxygen is prescribed to keep the oxygen level in a more normal range.
Oxygen, when carefully prescribed, decreases a person's morbidity and mortality rates. However, too much oxygen can also be harmful, especially to the lungs, so oxygen therapy must be carefully prescribed and monitored by a doctor.

In brief: Oxygen...

If a person's oxygen level is below normal, supplemental oxygen is prescribed to keep the oxygen level in a more normal range.
Oxygen, when carefully prescribed, decreases a person's morbidity and mortality rates. However, too much oxygen can also be harmful, especially to the lungs, so oxygen therapy must be carefully prescribed and monitored by a doctor.
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