What Are the Signs of Low Oxygen Levels in the Elderly?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Mar 28, 2020 3:10:44 AM ET

Generally, symptoms of low oxygen in adults are not age-specific and may include shortness of breath, rapid heart rate, rapid breathing, wheezing and coughing, according to MedicineNet. Seniors may sweat or experience weakness and mild confusion. Depending on the cause of low oxygen, the skin may also appear discolored, ranging from blue to red, notes WebMD.