pulse oximeter

Is the Pulse Oximeter Right for You?

According to Johns Hopkins Medicine.com, a pulse oximeter is a test used to measure the oxygen level (oxygen saturation) of the blood. It is an easy, painless measure of how well oxygen is being sent to parts of your body furthest from your heart, such as the arms and legs.
You may consider pulse oximetry if you have any health conditions that may cause difficulty breathing or require oxygen monitoring. Here are examples of conditions a pulse oximeter is useful for:
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Asthma (moderate to severe)
  • Emphysema
  • Cystic fibrosis 
  • Pulmonary Fibrosis (other chronic lung diseases)
  • Diabetes (type 2)
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Lung Cancer, or are waiting for transplant
  • Using oxygen for any reason
  • Breathing treatments
  • Heart conditions including recent heart attack or heart failure, coronary artery disease, cardiomyopathies, pulmonary hypertension
  • Cardiovascular disorders
  • Immunocompromised state
  • Hemoglobin disorders (sickle cell, thalassemia)
  • Chronic kidney and liver disease
  • Any other condition that limits oxygen intake or assists with oxygen intake
Do you have one of these conditions?  Can you benefit from the use of a pulse oximeter? We can help! Complete AU’s quick and easy DME intake form.
Call (800) 511-9471 or e-mail info@abilityunlimited.net to get your  request started today!
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