We know to check blood oxygen when we feel out of breath, or are having symptoms… But what about when we feel fine? Here we offer a little guidance on how often you should monitor.
Our lungs help keep us alive from the moment we come into the world. Know what the symptoms are when your lungs are suffering, and when to get help.
Checking your blood oxygen is simple enough: just put the meter on your finger and wait, right? But how do you read the number? What does ‘low’ blood oxygen really mean? Many of our patients first diagnosed with COPD will say that their oxygen levels are always ‘low,’ but also always similar. Here’s how to know when your low blood oxygen is just your usual, or baseline, and when low oxygen is truly a risk for you.
Whether you are new to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), or you have had it for a while, there are some basic tips for living with COPD that many people swear by. With chronic shortness of breath making daily activities difficult, to carrying around your oxygen, living with COPD can be tough. Some symptoms of COPD might even make you lose too much weight or not get enough nutrients. Look through the list to see what you can do to live comfortably with COPD.
You can use a pulse oximeter to check your blood oxygen level at home, and use some of these natural approaches to increase your blood oxygen level on your own.
Struggling with breathing problems may be affecting your daily life, and can get quite frustrating, even debilitating depending on the severity. We hear you. Don't buy into the hype.
Blood oxygen is typically quite stable, but may vary depending on many factors. If you’ve noticed a difference in your readings and want to learn more, take these pointers!