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Oxygen is obviously crucial for your body to function properly and it’s important to make sure that you’re not dealing with low oxygen levels in your blood. When you have low oxygen levels, it can lead to serious complications throughout your body and can stop your body from functioning normally. In order to test your blood oxygen levels, your doctor will use a process known as blood oxygenation to make sure that you’re getting the oxygen you need, and your body is creating energy efficiently.
What is Blood Oxygenation?
Blood oxygenation is the measure of how much oxygen is in your bloodstream. There are two main ways that your doctor can measure these levels. It can be tested using a blood draw test or through pulse oximetry, which uses a device known as an oximeter and is a small clip that is placed on your finger or toe.
There are many reasons that your doctor may bring up blood oxygenation. If you’re having issues breathing, had a recent head or neck injury, have pneumonia, carbon monoxide poisoning, smoke inhalation injuries, a drug overdose, or multiple episodes of vomiting.
In order to increase your blood oxygen levels, you may want to make sure that you’re getting enough fresh air by going for walks or opening your windows. You should also be sure to stop smoking because that impacts your circulation and your body’s ability to take in oxygen. Breathing exercises can also help increase the amount of oxygen in your blood and open up airways.
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