Explanation Of The Results Of The Pulse Oximetry Examination?
Hello, I have anemia and have been measured with a pulse oxymeter showing 93%. Does it include mild hypoxia or not? thank you
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Basically pulse oximetry is used to measure oxygen saturation in the blood. Normal oxygen saturation is around 95-100%. Although it is the fastest and easiest way to measure oxygen saturation, pulse oximetry has many disadvantages. The accuracy of measuring oxygen saturation with pulse oximetry is influenced by many factors, for example measurements in cold rooms, the use of nail polish, vasoconstriction, the use of blood pressure measuring cuffs, movements, dirty sensors, etc. can affect the results of oxygen saturation readings in pulses oximetry.
Therefore the reading results must also always be adjusted to your clinical condition and readings must also be carried out continuously, it cannot be like a Hb examination that can be measured once and can be determined whether the person has anemia or not. You can't install pulse oximetry for just a few seconds, get the reading results and determine whether you have hypoxia or not. We recommend that you consult with your doctor if you experience symptoms of shortness of breath for one reason or another.
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