At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, when more infections emerged, people began to realise that it was lung and cardiovascular health, as well as blood oxygen levels, that were being severely affected. COVID-19, as we now know, can decrease the level of oxygen in the bloodstream and lead to dangerous, and even life-threatening complications. Understanding the importance of blood oxygenation, as well as how to improve yours, will greatly benefit your overall health and help you lead a better quality of life.
Why We Need Oxygen in Our Bodies
When we breathe, oxygen enters through our mouths and noses, into the lungs, and from there passes into our bloodstreams. Once in our circulatory system, it begins replacing cells that are wearing out, supports the functioning of our immune systems, and provides us with energy. Without adequate oxygenation, disease thrives and you may feel tired, lethargic, and suffer other unpleasant symptoms. Once oxygen levels fall between 90% and 92%, it is a sign of hypoxemia.
How to Measure Your Blood Oxygenation Levels
You can measure the amount of oxygen saturation in your red blood cells at home by purchasing a pulse oximeter. It is a non-invasive, small device that simply clips onto the end of your finger. It then emits a light that passes through your skin and onto a sensor on the other side of the finger. The sensor measures the amount of light that has passed through the finger and calculates your peripheral oxygen (SpO2) levels. Levels of between 95% and 100% are ideal for healthy people.
Regular readings of one’s oxygen levels are required if you suffer from certain conditions such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), asthma, emphysema, cystic fibrosis, or congestive heart failure. Readings below 90% require medical attention.
How to Improve Blood Oxygenation in Your Body
There are several ways to boost your oxygen levels and feel better overall. These include:
- Get some fresh air: Ensuring proper ventilation within your home is essential. Going for a short walk outdoors is another great way to get in more air. You can also bring the great outdoors into your home by introducing some houseplants.
- Try some breathing exercises: There are various exercises that one can find online, such as deep-belly breathing, which assists in opening the airways, and breathing deeper and more mindfully.
- Stop smoking: Want to improve your circulation and oxygen levels? Quitting smoking significantly improves lung function in as little as two weeks.
- Take a great supplement: There are many supplements on the market that claim to oxygenate the body, but one should aim to invest in research-backed products known for high-quality ingredients.
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For more information on our range and how you can better your health today, speak to our team.