Monitoring your weight
Your healthcare provider may want you to monitor your
Weight gain for overeating or lack of exercise is not the only reason for getting on a scale.
Watching your weight is particularly important in specific disease
processes such as congestive heart failure, as weight gain overnight could
indicate worsening of your condition.
It could be a visit or phone call with your healthcare
provider versus a catastrophic event that leaves you hospitalized and in rehab
for a long time.
Typical parameters that healthcare providers set are overnight
weight gain of 2 to 3 pounds. It is crucial to weigh oneself daily if you have
this condition and at the same time every day with the same amount of clothing
on to get an objective comparison of the day-to-day.
WHICH VITAL SIGNS TO MONITOR
If your heart rate is too high, also known as tachycardia, this could be caused by an underlying condition such as an infection or a heart issue
First off is your temperature; as we all know, if your temperature is above 101.0°F, you likely have some infectious process going on. The sooner you obtain care, the less likely it is to become catastrophic and require hospitalization.
Taking your blood pressure every day can prevent a disaster from happening. I find that more people understand how their car works as compared to how their blood pressure works.
What you should know about vital signs and why they’re important
measure your blood oxygen levels daily. Typically should stay above 90%, though if you have COPD, your healthcare provider may set your level => 88%.
Blood sugar levels in a healthy range prevents low glucose levels which can cause a loss of function and prevent high glucose levels that causes damage.