Hypoxemia

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What is hypoxemia?

Hypoxemia is a condition in which there is a decrease in the partial pressure of oxygen in blood. It may be caused by alveolar hypoventilation, impaired diffusion of oxygen across the blood-gas membrane and from taking in oxygen with a low partial pressure as in high altitude environments.

Common symptoms reported by people with hypoxemia

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with hypoxemia

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
Pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
Pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Homozon Oxygen Therapy)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
hypoxemia (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
Pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Marijuana)
Type
Other
How many have tried
2
Tried for
Pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Voltaren Gel)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
Pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
depressed mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
Pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Chinese acupuncture and aravedic herbs)
Type
Procedures
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Pain (1)

Data from patients with hypoxemia, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with hypoxemia

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
Pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (3 evaluations)
Side effects
drowsiness drug dependence
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
Pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Homozon Oxygen Therapy)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
hypoxemia (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
somnolence vivid dreams
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
Pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Marijuana)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
feeling intoxicated
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
Pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Voltaren Gel)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
Pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
depressed mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
weight gain
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
Pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
Pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Chinese acupuncture and aravedic herbs)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Pain
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
Pain (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with hypoxemia, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has hypoxemia on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 2
30s 4
40s 17
50s 22
60s 8
70+ 3
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 1
20-29 years 2
30-39 years 5
40-49 years 10
50-59 years 9
60-69 years 0
70+ years 1

Sex

Distribution of sex

91% Female
9% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 30
Not Diagnosed 2

These charts show data from hypoxemia patients who have completed their condition history
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