Neckhammer... I had to fire a few assahat Docs first to find him, but I'm the find of patient who isn't afraid of that.
He checked my vitamin D levels too, and even thought they were in the "normal" range he suggested I get them higher because they were on the low side.
Definitely not your everyday doc.
23-29 mEq/L is the normal range for CO2 according to the lab that tests my blood.
I suppose another lab could use 22-30?
Or some other website could say that?
The thing is... I bet middle of the road is just fine where CO2 is concerned.
Because having either too much, or too little, CO2 in your blood has exactly zero benefit and will cause problems.
Having a measurement of 27 CO2 doesn't make me mouth breathe... or make me great because it's "high".
It's just a number that says it's in the normal range that gets tested to make sure my medication isn't causing me big problems.
And having a reading of 24 or 25 wouldn't either I'm sure.
Isn't it the O2 sat levels after all that make people feel tired and breathless after all?
High CO2 creates low O2 by displacement.
Not every measurable thing in our body needs to be "maxed" out people.
A good portion of our system is give and take.