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Could you exercise on oxygen if you have emphysema and your o2 sat dip to low 90's?
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Dr. Hesham Hassaballa
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
As long as your o2 sats stay at 90% or above, your cells will get plenty of oxygen, and you can exercise safely on oxygen.
There is very little increased benefit with o2 sats greater than 90%. The key is to stay above 90%.

In brief: Yes
As long as your o2 sats stay at 90% or above, your cells will get plenty of oxygen, and you can exercise safely on oxygen.
There is very little increased benefit with o2 sats greater than 90%. The key is to stay above 90%.
Dr. Hesham Hassaballa
Dr. Hesham Hassaballa
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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine
In brief: Rehab..,
One way to exercise is to participate in pulmonary rehab, where you can exercise with close monitoring and learn the exercise you can tolerate, on oxygen with copd.
Exercise has been shown to be beneficial in COPD so see your doctor so rehab can be prescribed and you can exercise safely.

In brief: Rehab..,
One way to exercise is to participate in pulmonary rehab, where you can exercise with close monitoring and learn the exercise you can tolerate, on oxygen with copd.
Exercise has been shown to be beneficial in COPD so see your doctor so rehab can be prescribed and you can exercise safely.
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Dr. Aaron Milstone
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
In brief: Yes
Exercise is very beneficial to patients with copd/emphysema.
Exercising can be done on oxygen as long as your oxygen saturations are greater than 88 percent.

In brief: Yes
Exercise is very beneficial to patients with copd/emphysema.
Exercising can be done on oxygen as long as your oxygen saturations are greater than 88 percent.
Dr. Aaron Milstone
Dr. Aaron Milstone
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