You have likely seen the flashing warning lights in your car when something is wrong; however, our bodies do not have flashing warning lights.
But you can make sure your blood oxygen levels are normal by using a simple pulse oximeter which can be obtained at any drug store (see picture below).
a healthcare provider will recommend that oxygen levels stay above 90%, though
if you have a pre-existing condition such as COPD, your healthcare provider may
set your level => 88%. If you your loved on has COPD, check out the lung exerciser called " The Breather" below.
This tool is handy to monitor daily, and at rest, you can look for trends. So if you watch your oxygen level daily and typically you’re above 95%, and tomorrow you find that you’re at 93% and the next day at 90%, you could have some underlying conditions such as an infection like pneumonia, asthma, or bronchitis.
If you monitor your oxygen levels daily, you will identify any issues as early as possible. It could be a visit with your healthcare provider versus a catastrophic event that leaves you hospitalized and in rehab for a long time.
I have also included a great tool to exercise your lungs called " The Breather", see the link below.
The Breather is a respiratory trainer or respiratory exerciser that improves lung strength and capacity by improving oxygen uptake to vital organs.