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Why oxygen supplementation contraindicated with obstructive lung disease?

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Dr. Malinda Linn
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In brief: Not usually

COPD is a problem with the ability of the lungs to expel air, which causes poor oxygenation.
People with COPD are often treated with oxygen; however, if supplemental oxygen levels are too high it can cut off a person's ability to trigger their own breathing mechanism. If the disease is severe you actually may not be able to survive without the use of oxygen.

In brief: Not usually

COPD is a problem with the ability of the lungs to expel air, which causes poor oxygenation.
People with COPD are often treated with oxygen; however, if supplemental oxygen levels are too high it can cut off a person's ability to trigger their own breathing mechanism. If the disease is severe you actually may not be able to survive without the use of oxygen.
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