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Friday, April 23, 2021

Covid-19: Take care of oxygen level and lungs at home this way

Coronavirus infection affects our lungs from the very beginning. 
For this reason doctors are advising patients to monitor the oxygen level with the help of an oximeter so that any serious condition can be noted and timely treatment can be obtained. But it is not easy for anyone to win this battle when we are having trouble breathing. Breathing is mandatory for all of us at every moment, and oxygen is becoming the cause of most deaths in the second wave of Covid-19. Breathing has become the most expensive in the Corona era and this is the reason why most people have started stocking oxygen cylinders, as there is a severe shortage of oxygen cylinders in hospitals.

However, here we will give you a true information in which you will not have to worry too much about oxygen. During a recent interview, Aims director Dr. Randeep Guleria has advised people not to panic. He said, ‘Even if your oxygen saturation is 90 or higher, you won’t need to take this to 98-99. It's great if you manage it to 92-93. ' Take

care of your breath at home like this.
Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital Pulmonary Medicine and Sleep Medicine Consultant Dr. S.P. Rai says no one should panic and they should monitor their spo2 i.e. oxygen level in times of crisis.

Usually in the first 4 days the person has no problem except fever, cough, weakness, difficulty in breathing. In this condition everyone should check their oxygen level two to three times a day. If its level falls below 95% it indicates mild symptoms of pneumonia. In this case you should consult a doctor.

Walk after checking oxygen level
According to the doctor, whenever you check your oxygen level, you should also walk for 6 minutes, so that the oxygen level can be checked again later. If your oxygen level was 96 before walking and reached 90 after walking, it means that your lungs are not working properly and if this happens, consult a doctor immediately.

Who needs to be hospitalized the most
If the oxygen level is between 90-95%, it means that you have symptoms of both covid and pneumonia. In such cases people who suffer from diabetes, lungs issue, asthma, ILD or heart and kidney problems need to be very vigilant. Especially people in their 60s need more care. Such people should be admitted to the hospital if they have any serious problem.

If the doctor does not advise admission or there is no other disease mentioned above, the person should be more careful about his oxygen level and monitor the spo2 level.

Will sleep benefit the lungs?
In addition to testing you can also improve your oxygen level sitting at home. Sleep deprivation is said to be a prone state that helps to improve the oxygen level in the lungs. However, obese people will find it difficult to adhere to this condition, so to improve oxygen levels they are advised to sleep on the right side every two hours and on the left side every two hours. Sleeping in this condition is especially recommended for people whose oxygen level is between 90-95.

Dr Jayalakshmi TK, a consultant in pulmonology at Apollo Hospitals Navi Mumbai, says obese patients have difficulty breathing. "Obese people are at higher risk of low oxygen levels and may also have a disorder called OSA, or Obstructive Sleep Apnea." For information, let me tell you that OSA is one of the sleep disorders that causes frequent difficulty breathing during sleep.

Corona patients take care of the lungs in this way

  • Smoking means try to avoid smoking
  • Add pranayama like breathing exercises and Kapalbharati to your daily routine. People can easily do all these things at home by looking on the internet.
  • Patients with chronic illness should be vaccinated against COVID, flu for 6 - 8 weeks after recovery.
  • Covid protocols like masks, sanitizing, social distinguishing should be followed.

More risk for patients struggling with lung related problems?
Lung-related diseases including asthma, COPD, lung fibrosis, lung cancer, tuberculosis and many types of lung infections are at risk along with covid infections. There are many people all over the world who suffer from diabetes, high blood pressure, heart, kidney disease, weakened immune system, these diseases increase the discomfort of covid patients. Dr. Jayalakshmi insisted that a low spo2 reading in the oximeter may not be a sign of danger, but the person may be suffering from respiratory or pulmonary problems.

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