The number of people infected with corona is increasing. At this time, except for the serious Covid-19 patients, others are not being treated in the hospital. Other Covid-19 victims are receiving treatment at home!
However, those who are receiving treatment at home; Those corona patients need to keep an eye on whether their body oxygen level is right or not.
When the body’s oxygen levels will begin to decrease; Since then, the patient’s condition may be critical. But how do you know the oxygen level in the body has started to decrease?
Difficulty breathing is a typical complication of Covid-19 patients. However, not every corona patient suffering from shortness of breath needs to be hospitalized immediately.
The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIMS) chief currently reported. Randeep said that oxygen therapy is not required for shortness of breath except for the elderly and the critically ill.
What is Oxygen Saturation?
The amount (proportion) of oxygenated hemoglobin in red blood cells in the human body is referred to as oxygen saturation. Which is transferred from the lungs to various organs and helps maintain vital function. If the oxygen level is above 94, the patient is safe.
However, at any time, the supply of oxygen to the body of the person affected by Kovid may begin to decrease rapidly. The SARS Cove-2 virus can cause extensive inflammation in the lungs. Which creates a glass-like opacity (seen through CT scans and X-rays). Which affects the supply of oxygenated blood to the body.
If the oxygen level is below 94; Then the symptoms of hypoxemia will appear in the body. If oxygen levels continue to fall below 90; Then the patient should be taken to the hospital immediately.
Which Covid-19 patient needs oxygen?
When the level of oxygen in the body begins to decrease, as well as shortness of breath and chest pain, the patient needs immediate oxygen.
Now since the hospitals are crowded with corona patients; So he can get oxygen at home and give it to the patient. There are some more symptoms; Which should be taken to the hospital immediately if found in the patient’s body-
Blue lips / facial discoloration
As the level of oxygen in the body begins to decrease, the lips turn bluish. Besides, the face becomes pale. Besides, the tip of the finger can turn blue, in fact, Besides the level of oxygen is reduced.
Decreased oxygen levels can cause chest pain and shortness of breath. The symptoms that appear in the patient’s body during this time are:
> Chest pain
> Shortness of breath
> Feeling pressure in the chest
> Repeated cough
The appearance of these symptoms means that the patient is in critical condition; He needs to be rushed to the hospital.
Confusion, delirium, fainting
As oxygen levels begin to decrease, blood flow to the main blood vessels in the brain begins to decrease. This can lead to nervous problems such as confusion, delirium, dizziness, weakness, and seeing something in front of the eyes.
Several new studies have shown that about 72 percent of hospitalized patients have moderate and severe covid neurological complications.
Source: Times of India