Check and Control Blood Oxygen Level
The blood oxygen level in our body indicates the amount of oxygen present in the red blood cells (RBC). It is a very important parameter to test and regulate. For adult or child, maintaining it in normal level is absolutely essential.
Particularly the People suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, asthma and cardioThe blood oxygen level in our body indicates the amount of oxygen present in the red blood cells (RBC). It is a very important parameter to test and regulate. For adult or child, maintaining it in normal level is absolutely essential.
Particularly the People suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, asthma and cardiovascular diseases must monitor their blood oxygen level at all times. In the wake of corona it has become absolutely essential for sick as well as normal people to monitor it on regular basis.
It can be measured with the help of pulse oximeter, a small device that can be clipped onto your fingertip. It shines light into the tiny blood vessels in your fingers and measures the level of oxygen saturation in your blood. Alterntively it can be measured through ABG – Arterial blood gas method.
Normal pulse oximeter readings usually range from 95 to 100 percent. When blood oxygen falls below 75 mmHg, the condition is generally termed as hypoxemia. If it further falls down to 60 mmHg, it may call for emergency support and a supplemental oxygen may be provided .
Severe decrease in blood oxygen levels may lead to chest pain, confusion, headache, shortness of breath and increased heart palpitation.
Continued fall in blood oxygen levels can lead to blue discoloration of your nails, skin, and mucus membranes
Low level of blood oxygen can be a result of Asthama, Lung collapse, cardiovascular disease or even anemia.
It is essential in the days of corona spread to continuously monitor it. Deep breathing exercises and yoga can be effective in having the required quantum of blood oxygen level. Staying hydrated is also the another important and easy method to maintain its level. Giving up smoking is highly advisible to take care of blood oxygen level.
In todays world measuring blood oxygen level has become very common. In many shops , offices, banks or institution at the outer gate only your blood oxygen level is checked by the staff and then only entry allowed inside. So be aware of this important parameter and always monitor is for your own health purpose.