Are COPD patients CO2 retainers?

March 16, 2022
To begin with, the vast majority of COPD patients do not retain CO2.
CO2 retention is common in patients with late-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), which has been linked to increased ventilation-perfusion mismatch, particularly during oxygen therapy.
Carbon dioxide retention is another promising biomarker for determining the severity of COPD lung disease. Carbon dioxide retention implies lung reserve exhaustion, loss of ventilatory function, increased clinical symptoms, respiratory failure, and secondary injury.Start something new with Salt Therapy for COPD at Saltworld.