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Why does oxygen saturation go down when using a bpap?

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Dr. John Stieber
Dentistry - Orthodontics
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In brief: It should not.

If the machine is calibrated and operated correctly and the mask is fitted correctly, then your o2 saturation should be improved.
It sounds as though you need a tune up at your doctors office or by you sleep tech.

In brief: It should not.

If the machine is calibrated and operated correctly and the mask is fitted correctly, then your o2 saturation should be improved.
It sounds as though you need a tune up at your doctors office or by you sleep tech.
Dr. John Stieber
Dr. John Stieber
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Dr. Robert Ryan
Dentistry

In brief: It shouldn't

The purpose of a positive pressure machine (cpap, bipap, apap) is to increase the gaseous exchange in the lungs and raise saturation.
The machine may not be adjusted properly. Consult the respiratory technician for help/advice.

In brief: It shouldn't

The purpose of a positive pressure machine (cpap, bipap, apap) is to increase the gaseous exchange in the lungs and raise saturation.
The machine may not be adjusted properly. Consult the respiratory technician for help/advice.
Dr. Robert Ryan
Dr. Robert Ryan
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