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Does increasing oxygen work if patient is in respiratory distress and if they have low hemoglobin?

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Dr. Homa Mahdavi
Pediatrics - Nephrology & Dialysis

In brief: It does.

It will help if the patient o2 saturation is low.
You would like to see it between %96-100 by adjusting o2 flow of 1-2 lit per min. But the main goal should be raising the hemoglobin to normal level.

In brief: It does.

It will help if the patient o2 saturation is low.
You would like to see it between %96-100 by adjusting o2 flow of 1-2 lit per min. But the main goal should be raising the hemoglobin to normal level.
Dr. Homa Mahdavi
Dr. Homa Mahdavi
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Dr. Aaron Milstone
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology

In brief: Yes

Providing supplemental oxygen to someone with anemia can improve the saturation of red blood cells with oxygen.
This is often necessary during times of respiratory distress and may ease the patient's symptoms.

In brief: Yes

Providing supplemental oxygen to someone with anemia can improve the saturation of red blood cells with oxygen.
This is often necessary during times of respiratory distress and may ease the patient's symptoms.
Dr. Aaron Milstone
Dr. Aaron Milstone
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