Doctors told how dangerous is happy hypoxia for Covid patients?

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The cases of corona infections are increasing continuously in the country. In many serious patients, this second wave of the corona has seen cases of shortness of breath and a drop in oxygen levels. Lack of oxygen in the body can be dangerous for people with the severity of corona in many other ways. Happy hypoxia is one such serious problem, cases of which are increasing significantly during the time of corona.


In the discussion on the corona epidemic on Tuesday, we experts tried to find out about this topic. Meanwhile, Chest Specialist Dr. Dilip Singh Chavda at MY Hospital in Indore and Dr. Rajeev Ranjan, MD Lab Medicine at Delhi AIIMS answered all the questions.



How dangerous is hypoxia for corona patients?

In response to this question, Dr. Rajeev Ranjan says that the problem of hypoxia has been occurring even before, but due to corona, such cases are being seen more. This type of problem is seen more due to low blood oxygen levels in the body. All the people living in the house should keep checking for oxygen saturation through a pulse oximeter. Dr. Ranjan says that there are many types of protein particles in the body, which begin to freeze in the veins or the lungs, due to which there can be a lack of oxygen in the body.

Does this problem occur only to Kovid patients?

Dr. Rajiv Ranjan says that this problem can happen to anyone but more cases are being seen in the cases of Kovid. At times, oxygen saturation is decreasing in people due to happy hypoxia, but since there are no symptoms, it is not detected. By the time people come to know about it, their situation has become very serious.

What are the common symptoms?

Dr. Rajeev says that in general, such patients may feel restless. Apart from this, it can also be identified by the blue color of lips, the skin color of many people can also be changed. Happy hypoxia can be identified in people based on these symptoms.

Note: This article has been prepared based on a conversation with Chest Specialist Dr. Dilip Singh Chavda at MY Hospital in Indore and Dr. Rajeev Ranjan, MD Lab Medicine at Delhi AIIMS.

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