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What is a Pulse Oximeter?

The fingertip Pulse Oximeter is a device that is used to do an instant check on saturation of oxygen in the blood, pulse rate and provides a quick warning if it’s on the rise. It has a LED display to read easily and clear measuring.Oxygen saturation is when it indicates the quantity of oxygen the organs are being provided. It reads both oxygen concentration and heart rate 2/7 in any place. Fine-tuned to display functional oxygen saturation in % Sp02, it can detect Sp02 and pulse rate through a finger. This device is suitable to be used at the home, hospital, community healthcare, physical care and before or after doing any type of sport. However, it is not recommended to use this device while participating in sports activities.

Pulse Oximetry

It is a known fact that all systems and organs in a human body need oxygen to survive and the cells begin to breakdown and ultimately die. The collapse of the cell will eventually end up in organ failure.

A normal oxygen saturation level is between 95 to 100% and if it is below 90% it should be considered as extraordinarily low and could be a clinical emergency.

Oxygen is delivered to the organ filtered through the lung and the lung then delivers the oxygen into the blood through haemoglobin proteins in red blood cells The oxygen is filtered through the lungs and delivered to the organs. The lungs then distribute oxygen into the blood via haemoglobin proteins in red blood cells. These proteins are responsible for providing oxygen to the rest of the body.

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Proven Benefit of a Pulse Oximeter

American television show host Andy Cohen was recently tested positive for COVID-19 and he has commended the use of a pulse oximeter to overcome this illness.

Nearly two weeks after testing positive Mr Cohen has returned to work and shared on his radio show what it was like to have the coronavirus and his recovery.

The symptoms had been fever, tightness in the chest, cough, extreme body aches, chills, loss of smell and appetite.

He had found relief in over-the-counter medications such as Tylenol, lots of vitamin C and liquids.

The most important thing that made him feel really good was having a pulse oximeter which helped him to check the reading as directed by his doctor to be aware of any cause for alarm. He has further stated that monitoring his oxygen at home kept him away from the hospital. When the lungs didn’t feel good the pulse oximeter reading indicated he was within the range and put his scares away. He reiterated to make sure having a pulse oximeter.

Source Medical News Today and Yahoo Entertainment

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