There are many signs and symptoms that occur when the oxygen level in blood is low. When immediate actions are not taken, organs get damaged.
- Shortness of breath
- Bluish color in the skin, fingernails. and lips
- Sense of euphoria
- Rapid breathing
- Lack of coordination
- Visual disorder
- High blood pressure
- Chest pain
- Rapid heartbeat
When to visit doctor
- If a terminally ill person experiences shortness of breath
- Frequent episodes of shortness of breath
- Patient having disease e.g heart or lung disease
- Shortness of breath while lying flat
- Oxygen level drops below 88%, in any case, is dangerous
- Waking up suddenly due to shortness of breath
How oxygen level can be measured?
The oxygen level in blood can be measured by a pulse oximeter. It is a non-invasive device that gives you an accurate measurement of oxygen concentration in blood in the form of a percentage.
What should be my oxygen level?
The oximeter can help you monitor the pulse rate and as well as the oxygen level in your blood. The oxygen level in a healthy person with controlled asthma should be around 95%-100%. Oxygen level below than this results in hypoxemia.
However, in the case of COPD or other lungs issue, the oxygen level in blood should range from 88-92%. Below 88% is dangerous in any case and below 82%, the vital organs stop working.