All you  need to know about your blood oxygen level

All you  need to know about your blood oxygen level

Blood oxygen level tells how much oxygen your red blood cells are carrying.

A healthy blood oxygen level varies between 80-100 mm Hg.

While most people don't need to monitor blood oxygen levels, getting it checked once in a while can be good.

People with chronic health conditions are advised to keep monitoring their blood oxygen levels.

You can measure your blood oxygen levels in two ways: Arterial blood gas (ABG) test and using a pulse oximeter.

Health conditions like respiratory distress and heart disease can negatively affect your blood oxygen level.

Simple breathing exercises can help bring fresh oxygen to the body.

Check with your doctor in case your blood oxygen level is really low as it can be a sign of hypoxemia.