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Respiratory Problem

My dad 's one lung is sevearly damaged. He is having breathing diffculty. He has the habit of smoking. He has gone through a bypass surgery 8 years ago. Now he suffering with insomia and backache and joint problems. His hemoglobin level is low and diabetic is at 15. His bone density is also ver low. How are we to help him?
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Hello and hope you are doing well.

To begin with pulmonary function tests can help assess the extent of lung damage. Also the O2 saturation needs to be maintained above 88%. If there is a persistent O2 sat level below this it could cause vital organ damage. So, he may then need supplemental oxygen therapy. I would recommend that he  contact his primary care physician as he has multiple system complaints. He will need therapy for diabetes and osteoporosis.

Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
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