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What are causes of low oxygen in elderly?

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Dr. Frank Mayo
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care

In brief: Cardiopulm disaese

Age related decline in lung function, copd, pulm fibrosis , chf.

In brief: Cardiopulm disaese

Age related decline in lung function, copd, pulm fibrosis , chf.
Dr. Frank Mayo
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Dr. Theresa Redling
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
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In brief: Not normal

As we age, our lungs become less elastic and with aging changes, there is less transfer of oxygen, so more likely to have low oxygen levels.
However, healthy elderly will not manifest with low oxygen levels unless there is underlying lung disease(ie emphysema) or an illness(ie pneumonia). If one is bedbound, there maybe less useable lung space, and lower oxygen levels may occur.

In brief: Not normal

As we age, our lungs become less elastic and with aging changes, there is less transfer of oxygen, so more likely to have low oxygen levels.
However, healthy elderly will not manifest with low oxygen levels unless there is underlying lung disease(ie emphysema) or an illness(ie pneumonia). If one is bedbound, there maybe less useable lung space, and lower oxygen levels may occur.
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