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SAFE SPO2 READING WHILE EXERCISING

i been told i have copd, rynaud and seroderma. the only treatment i taking at this time is fluticasone. i am interested in improving my lungs. i would like to know what are the guide lines for spo2 reading while exercising?

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DR's advise to keep o2 levels at 92%. If you are not on oxygen it won't hurt to getcpac for when you sleep

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I'm really uncomfortable any time I get below 92-93. That's just me though . Everyone has their own limits.

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The lower limit is 88%. Most aim for 88-92%. Anything less than this and your organs are damaged because of the low oxygen level.

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I'm a new and recently been diagnosed with copd. What type of safe exercises for your lungs can do. Also, what is a spot reading

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Spo2 reading

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For a regular healthy person, the normal blood oxygen saturation level (SpO2) should be around 94% to 99%. For patients with mild respiratory diseases, the SpO2 should be 90% or above. Supplementary oxygen should be used if SpO2 level falls below 90%, which is unacceptable for a prolonged period of time. they have in expensive spo2 meters you can check it with.

check this site out my.clevelandclinic.org/heal...

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Thanks. I really dont do any strenuous exercise other than stretches and hand weights to strengthen my arms. I also use a treadmill about 30 minutes 2 maybe 3 x's a week. Is this type of exercise dangerous for people with copd or other lung diseases.

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Talk to your health care provider first

Always check with your health care provider before starting an exercise program. Your health care provider can help you find a program that matches your level of fitness and physical condition.

Here are some questions to ask:

How much exercise can I do each day?

How often can I exercise each week?

What type of exercise should I do?

What type of activities should I avoid?

Should I take my medicine at a certain time around my exercise schedule?

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