Oxygen Stats

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Hi all, just wondering what oxygen Stats are normal for moderate and mild COPD. Have googled but all different answers on different websites and wondered what your readings are, have bought an oximeter and would like to keep check, thank you.

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    I really can't answer accurately but I have been keeping track of mine for years and living in a higher altitude (4500 ft) may make a difference. Mine seldom goes below 93, 94 usually stays at 97+. I have an apt with a Pulmonary Spec this month and that is one of my questions! When I have a Bronchial Infection (2 in 20 years) my stats can go to high 80's. Hope this helps a bit! Plenty of online help also. 

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      Thanks Linda, mine seems to vary from 94 to 97 and just not sure what it should be. Have looked it up and some sites say low under 95 and some say low under 90, bit confusing. Yours seems to be good at 97 +.
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    Blood oxygen saturation can be good with mild, moderate and severe copd.  Its the measurement of blood oxygen saturation that determines if someone requires oxygen, this in UK is determined by a lung specialist.

    94 - 97% is within the normal range.

    Mine also vary between 94 & 98% using a pule oximeter.

    If you search and go to the nonin site it gives details 

    " In a patient with stable chronic disease (e.g., COPD), an SpO2 of 92% or less should prompt referral for further investigation of the need for long-term oxygen therapy . "

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      Thank you Vee, as only recently diagnosed I would like to make sure I keep an eye on everything as still so worried.  Stats seem to be OK for now.
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      Just FYI: They're "oxygen SATS" short for oxygen aturation levels. "Stats" is short for statistics, as in the stats you get with PFTs.

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    folks that do not have a lung disease and dont smoke will generally have mid to upper 90s. with supplemental oxygen at 2-3 ltrs im good if my stats are in high 80s while exertion,walking
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