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Vital Sign - SPO2 What is my normal?

SpO2 stands for peripheral capillary oxygen saturation, an estimate of the amount of oxygen in the blood. More specifically, it is the percentage of oxygenated haemoglobin (haemoglobin containing oxygen) compared to the total amount of haemoglobin in the blood (oxygenated and non-oxygenated haemoglobin).

SpO2 is an estimate of arterial oxygen saturation, or SaO2, which refers to the amount of oxygenated haemoglobin in the blood. Haemoglobin is a protein that carries oxygen in the blood. It is found inside red blood cells and gives them their red color.

Phware Sense measured by pulse oximetry, by emitting and then absorbing a light wave passing through blood vessels (or capillaries) in the fingertip. A This value is represented by a percentage. For example SPO2 96% means that each red blood cell is made up of 96% oxygenated and 4% non-oxygenated haemoglobin.

What is my normal?

We believe that each person normal might be different. By using the Bionous PHware Sense on daily bases, System can learn your specific normal. Having said that the population normal SPO2 values vary between 95 and 100%.

Good blood oxygenation is necessary to supply the energy your muscles need in order to function, which increases during a sports activity. If your SpO2 value is below 95%, that could be a sign of poor blood oxygenation, also called hypoxia.

When your blood oxygen level gets too low (hypoxemia), there are several symptoms that you will be able to recognize:

  • shortness of breath

  • chest pain

  • confusion

  • headache

  • rapid heartbeat

  • possible cyanosis (blue discoloration of the nail beds, skin and mucus membranes)

to combat low blood oxygen levels there are several ways to raise them. First, if your blood oxygen level is particularly low, it may be wise to consider getting on supplemental oxygen therapy if your doctor hasn’t already prescribed it. In addition, always talk with your doctor about your oxygen level questions and concerns.

Adding to this, by raising the amounts of hemoglobin within the body through the ingestion of specific foods, it’s possible to positively impact your blood oxygen levels. When your body has the nutrients it needs, it has a better ability to deliver oxygen more efficiently as well.

To start:

Eat Shrimp—they are a good low calorie protein and filled with important vitamins, nutrients and antioxidants.

  • Have an Orange—there are several things to love about the orange, particularly orange juice. The bonus is that they’re excellent sources of fiber, vitamin C and other critical acids and nutrients.

  • Drink Some Almond Milk– Vitamin D is important, but so is avoiding any excessive phlegm build-up. Instead, pick up some almond milk. It tastes better and won’t leave you as gassy or bloated.

By daily measurement of SpO2 with the Bionous PHware Sense you learn your normal and monitor it to stay healthy. We remind you that the PHware Sense is not a medical device and must not be used to diagnose or monitor a pathological condition.

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