Maintaining healthy blood oxygen levels during the pandemic
The coronavirus pandemic has been spreading unabated through the world for well over 2 years now. With infections on the rise and a drop in case numbers nowhere in sight in most countries of the world, it is important to stay indoors, try and keep safe, and minimize social contact as much as possible. The coronavirus primarily affects the respiratory system, for those suffering from respiratory disorders such as COPD, the chances of getting infected and contracting a severe form of the illness are even higher.
What is SpO2? How does it affect us?
SpO2 or oxygen saturation is a measure of the amount of oxygen-carrying hemoglobin in the blood relative to the amount of hemoglobin not carrying oxygen. Our bodies need a particular level of oxygen in the blood to function. As oxygen saturation levels in the blood drop, one can develop Hypoxemia (Low oxygen levels in the blood). If left unchecked, this can spread to the tissue level and develop life-threatening conditions such as hypoxia, which is low oxygen levels in the tissue. Without immediate medical intervention and supplemental oxygen, hypoxemia can quickly lead to hypoxia which can further lead to death.
How does a coronavirus infection impact oxygen saturation levels in COPD patients?
For those suffering from COPD or other respiratory disorders, reduced oxygen levels in the body occur due to the way these diseases impact the lungs and their gas exchange capability. As the immune systems of these individuals have already been compromised by COPD and other co-morbidities, they quickly slip into respiratory distress due to the additional impact of the coronavirus on their respiratory systems. Coronavirus causes the lining of our airways and the alveoli to get irritated and inflamed, reducing their gas exchange capability drastically, causing severe respiratory distress and in severe cases, death.
How can COPD patients maintain healthy blood oxygen levels?
As patients suffering from COPD already have a compromised respiratory system, the best thing they can do is to ensure a continuous supply of oxygen that helps them breathe better and maintain optimal oxygen levels. The most common thing that comes to our mind for enhancing the levels of blood oxygen would be an oxygen cylinder. These can easily help patients breathe in pure oxygen, and can boost oxygen saturation levels rapidly. However, oxygen cylinders suffer from an inherent problem—the amount of oxygen the carry is limited. Therefore, a 5L oxygen cylinder can only deliver 5 litres of pure oxygen and must be replaced or refilled once the oxygen levels are exhausted. This limits their application in homes, where keeping a large stash of oxygen cylinders in impractical. A good alternative to ensure a constant supply of oxygen is an oxygen concentrator such as Oxypure by Sanrai.
What is an oxygen concentrator? How can it help COPD patients?
An oxygen concentrator is a device that is purpose-built to deliver pure oxygen which has been extracted from ambient air. This gives them many benefits which cannot be matched by an oxygen cylinder.
1 Freedom from storage and refilling concerns as they extract oxygen from the air around us.
2 Oxygen is available on-demand, with no need to call for refills or new cylinders.
3 Can be lugged around the house with ease and all they need is a power outlet to function.
4 Supply can be varied as per need.
Although there are many home oxygen concentrator available today, some of these especially suited for the need of the elderly and stand out from the competition. One of these products is OxyPure by Sanrai.
How is Oxypure better?
Sanrai has spent many years distributing oxygen therapy devices and has collated volumes of patient data which gave them insights about what exactly these devices lacked, and how they could be improved. Sanrai’s quest for creating a near-perfect device culminated in the OxyPure—an innovative, customer-focused stationary oxygen concentrator that solves some of the major gripes of most stationary oxygen concentrator users.
OxyPure is a high-flow, 5L oxygen concentrator that offers multi-level oxygen flow control through an innovative, easy-to-use interface. Lightweight and robust, OxyPure can take everyday bumps pretty well and is easy to lug around the home. A quiet device, OxyPure works silently, yet efficiently—helping you sleep better by providing you with life-giving oxygen on-demand. OxyPure is also very easy to maintain and requires limited maintenance, which can easily be done at home.
In these trying times, it is best to ensure that our elderly who suffer from respiratory disorders stay indoors and maintain optimal oxygen saturation levels to boost their immunity, stay healthy and be able to ward off infections in the case of need. If you are looking for a device such as OxyPure, give the experts at Sanrai a call. An experienced and innovative global medical products distributor with a presence in 46 countries, Sanrai’s expertise in devices used for the management of COPD set it apart from the competition with knowledgeable sales personnel and quality after-sales service. Contact Sanrai for your portable oxygen concentrator needs today!
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i... i meant about my ghost au
Stars almighty, I need to see an eye doctor
Thoughts on the ghost au, ey? Well, brain was thinking
Olly is just mad at the Origami Craftsman for what he’s done, so he basically does a ritual that summons 6 legendary warriors from the dead
Bonus? They ghosts, which makes em veeeeery hard to kill
So Mario, Luigi (gotta drag him in here cuz ghosts lol), and Olivia have to put these ghosts to rest and makes Olly see that bringing back dangerous warriors from the dead is a baaaad idea
Tho, this is my speculation at 11:00 at night lol
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