Oxygen

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Oxygen is an important part of the atmosphere, and is necessary to sustain most terrestrial life as it is used in respiration.

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Hello Dear Dr. Dinesh... My mother have respiratory problem from 5 years, and it seems like Asthma . She has checked many places but all in vain. When some one give her oxygen it recovers for some days only. Some doctors gave her Diprofos injection some time, it gives also relieve for almost one month maximan. My question is that is there are side effects of oxygen or injections . And is there proper treatment of disease like that. One said that her respiration pipe dont know what it called is getting shrinkage and when giving oxygen so it becomes better. Please advise me .. She is in great pain. Thanks and regards, Habib

doctor1 MD

Hello Habib,

Asthma is caused due to broncho-constriction (obstruction of smaller airway passages) which is indicative of Hyper-responsiveness of air passages.

Management consists of:
1. Oxygen inhalation, broncho-dilators and corticosteroids - provide symptomatic relief during acute attack by...

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we are discussing about the role of oxygen in maintaining life. Our homework now is why do we die when we are shot, stabbed at the heart, or strangled, that is, we lose oxygen? please..i need your help.

doctor1 MD

Hello.
Thanks for writing to us.
In case of any such incidents, the supply to all the organs stops, no oxygen reaches the tissues which is vital for survival of all the tissues. The tissues start dying in the absence of oxygen.
I hope this information has been both informative and helpful for...

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I have IPF, just into 4th year. Gone rapidly downhill this last 12 months. Just started to use oxygen . Not all the time, just for a few minutes after exertion to bring my STATS up again. This last two weeks my nose has been running away with me. Constantly pouring watery liquid. It has been suggested that is is the oxygen causing it. My other meds haven t changed much. I have taken Hydrocortisone since day 1, NAC, to help clear the musus. that s about it. I have Liquid Morphine that I use most nights just before sleeping. it helps me relax. I need someone who has a good knowledge if IPF

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You can use ipratropium nasal spray if it is available in your country. ( Atrovent)
If you have sneezing and itching also , it may be unrelated to IPF and oxygen therapy. In that case antiallergy drugs like antihistamines ( oral or nasal ) will also be useful.
How are you taking hydrocortisone ,...

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I have a problem sometimes feeling like I am getting enough oxygen into my lungs. I have NO problem breathing in and out, and I know oxygen is obviously getting there, but sometimes I have to either take a very deep breath or make myself yawn to feel like I am getting air deep enough. It is not anxiety , as I have no problems with that and have nothing that I am stressed about. I am 36. What could it be?

doctor1 MD

Hello and welcome to Healthcare Magic. Thanks for your query.

Firstly, if you are having no problem in breathing, then your lungs will automatically take in the adequate amount of oxygen. You don't have to take any voluntary efforts or "extra deep breaths" to ensure that there is adequate oxygen....

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My niece has been hospitalized since yesterday because she was throwing up blood and she got 2 blood transfussions yesterday and one today. The doctor said she has no iron at all and she has been having trouble breathing so she is now getting oxygen. What can these symptoms mean? The doctors say they still don't know what it is but they are running blood tests.

doctor1 MD

Hi, dear
I have gone through your question. I can understand your concern.
She have hematemesis and severe bleeding leads to anemia, iron deficiency and difficulties in breathing. She should be given blood transfusion till exact diagnosis. She may have some liver pathology or portal hypertension....

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My daughter was diagnosed with transient tachypnea 6 days ago after birth. Another x ray today revealed no improvement with reduction of fluid on lungs and a drop in saturated oxygen was observed. Doctors have put her back on oxygen and told me another week to clear. This seems a very long time for TTN to be a problem.....? What else could be issue?

doctor1 MD

Hello dear

Welcome to Healthcaremagic.com
I have evaluated your query thoroughly .

* There are different reasons for the same
- Infection of the lung either bacterial or viral - Birth time aspiration of
amniotic fluid - Other immunity related issues of the lungs .

* Needs detailed case evaluation...

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I have been sick with this for 3 weeks, cough, flem, I cough and start getting the urge to throw up, my flem block my lungs I can't breathe, I'm choking, I have to try to swallow and burp to breathe. My local Dr placed me on a zpack, testator and methylprednisolone. That finished with them. Condition have gotten a bit better. When I drink water or fluid I have to gulp for air

doctor1 MD

Hi,
Welcome to HCM,
After going through your history,it looks that you have post viral bronchitis, as you have not given any thing details about your pre existing condition like COPD or Asthma.
You are taking antibiotic and Corticosteroids ( Methylprednisolone) which are very good anti...

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Hi Doctor, i have been diagnoised with respiratory failure 2, which came to a shock to me. I had multiple symtoms...treamors, headaches , delierious, hallucinating, fatigue , no energy...that was for 3 weeks before i went into hospital. My doctor was trying to treat me for depression! I told her i was not depressed but she did not listen. My parents suggested casualty which turned out to be the best idea. At the start i was placed on a bipap with oxygen , then after 7 days i was off oxygen and just on the bipap. Over all i spent 3 weeks in hospital. I have my own home bipap. I have a rare muscle disorder which caused the failure, they have yet to pinpoint the name of my condition. I am a rare study as even on the bipap my sat levels drop if im on my back or my right side while sleeping. I can only sleep on my left side without them dropping. I bought an oximeter almost 2 weeks ago which i find great as i set the alarm at 85 and if i fall on my back and sats drop i wake up and return on my side. My new issue is, that for the past 3 nights my levels are dropping while on my good left side. Why would that be?? Do i need oxygen or has my condition got worse??

doctor1 MD

Hello.
Thanks for writing to us.
In case of respiratory failure, oxygen supply and hospitalization is necessary. You need to attend an ER as soon as possible.
I hope this information has been both informative and helpful for you.
Regards,
Dr. Praveen Tayal ,
drtayal72@gmail.com...

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My 90 year old father has CHF.recently dischaged from a short 3 day stay in hospital.He was admitted for shortness of breath...especially with exertion.
He feels ok now ...little week .His oxygen saturations on admission were 86%
While in hospital on 3 lpm they reamined at 88 to 90 %
Now he is home...discharged with no oxygen -his oxygen saturations are 86 to 88 %
Is therer a danger of him having home oxygen ?

doctor1 MD

Hello,
Thanks for the query to H.C.M. Forum.
There is no danger for oxygen to a patient at home .
Certain precautions should be taken as,
Oxygen level for arterial saturation is 97 plus minus 2 ( 95-99).
Check up regular supply of oxygen ( flow) .
Sudden ( very fast ) increase of oxygen supply...

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WWW.WWWW.WW thnx for the answer - but her temp was normal but as i saw her yesterday it was very awful - hands tied + oxygen mask and a tube in her mouth + her mouth wide open and we also cannot give her sleeping medicine as the doc says she will forget to breathe then , any suggestions? :)

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My daughter was diagnosed with transient tachypnea 6 days ago after birth. Another x ray today revealed no improvement with reduction of fluid on lungs and a drop in saturated oxygen was observed. Doctors have put her back on oxygen and told me another week to clear. This seems a very long time for TTN to be a problem.....? What else could be issue?

doctor1 MD

My niece has been hospitalized since yesterday because she was throwing up blood and she got 2 blood transfussions yesterday and one today. The doctor said she has no iron at all and she has been having trouble breathing so she is now getting oxygen. What can these symptoms mean? The doctors say they still don't know what it is but they are running blood tests.

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