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Hi I was wondering if I should worry about my oxygen levels I have bronchiectasis and my levels sometimes drop to 89 and tend to go up and down from 95 to 89 x

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    Hi Joycemadine

    89 is too low, if your saturations drop below 92 it is considered low

    My husband is a paramedic and he says they give oxygen 92 and below.

    I think most of us have this problem with our lungs

    Its a matter of trying to clear them by doing physio to get the phlegm up or i find having an asthma inhaler and having a few puffs on that helps to clear your airway and breath a little easier.

    Deb.

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      Thanks for your reply Debs .It never seems to stay down at 89 a few deep breaths and it will go back up to between 92 and 96 x
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    Hi joycemadine, I have same sort of saturation levels..I am coming on to 70yrs young..and noone seems to panic about it..except me..lol...but a few very deep breathes usually will bring the numbers up to about 95-96..hope this helps to settle your worries
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      Hi Lana30007 

      both actually. I have a device which has been checked against doctors office one and the pulmonary physio one and they are all so close to the same all the time..so doc is happy for me to keep checking at home and flag him when there is an issue..I have sat in his office with him threatening an ambulance when reading has been about 88 and taken deep breathes relaxd and watched it rise..to our lungs get lazy and need to be encouraged to breath deep

       

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