Covid-19: This $25 Gadget Can Save Lives

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One of the mysteries of Covid-19 is without the patient noticing why blood oxygen levels drop to dangerously low levels. It is called “silent hypoxia”.

As a result, patients have been arriving in hospital in much worse health than they realized and, in some cases, too late to treat effectively. But Pulse Oximeter can save your life in such conditions.

What is Oxygen Levels?

The blood oxygen level is a measure of the amount of oxygen your red blood cells carry. Your body tightly regulates your blood oxygen levels. Maintaining the correct balance of oxygensaturation blood is essential to your health.

Oxygen level between 95% and 100% is considered good.

Dr. Matt Inada-Kim said, ” we were admitting patients with Corona with oxygen levels in the 70s to 80s or low,”.

If you are suffering from Covid-19 then your blood oxygen level must be low. Here the oximeter comes into action which helps you to monitor your oxygen level from time to time. If you notice a low blood oxygen level you can consult a doctor.

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A traditional pulse oximeter slides through your middle finger and shines a light on your body. It measures the amount of light absorbed and calculates the blood oxygen level.

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If blood oxygen levels drop to 93% or 94%, then people talk to their doctor or call 1122 (Pakistan Medical Emergency Number).

In many cases pulse oximeter is proved as life saving.

Samsung Users:

If you are a Samsung user then you don’t need to send the 25 dollars to buy a pulse oximeter. Because in many of the Samsung devices the pulse oximeter is provided by Samsung. So, you can use your mobile phone to check your blood oxygen level and also your pulse rate.

If you don’t know how to check your blood oxygen level using your phone then you should read the article on BeingHelper.

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Muhammad Bilal

Bilal Asghar is the founder and CEO of Subrays Inc.

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