Why does my doctor want to measure my oxygen saturation?

There are many reasons that a doctor may ask you to measure your oxygen saturation levels. Commonly, doctors prescribe oxygen saturation readings to patients with any condition that affects blood oxygen levels. Some common conditions include

  • Anemia
  • Lung Cancer
  • Asthma
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Heart Failure
  • Pneumonia
  • Heart Attack
  • Other related conditions

If you are still unsure as to why your doctor wants you to take oxygen saturation readings, we encourage you to reach out to your doctor and ask them to explain their decision. 

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