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Check Oxygen Levels with COVID-19 Symptoms

by Dan Stachofsky

Risk assessment estimates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) predicts that most Americans will contract COVID-19 at some point, making education about what to expect and how to naturally assist prevention and recovery especially important. Medical experts say COVID-19 can damage lung function. The Hong Kong Hospital Authority made the findings after studying the first wave of patients who were discharged from the hospital and had fully recovered from the disease. “They gasp if they walk a bit more quickly,” reports Owen Tsang Tak-yin, the medical director of the authority’s Infections Disease Centre at a recent press conference. “Some patients might have a drop of 20 to 30 percent in lung function after full recovery.”

Research completed in 2009 by Dr. David Verhoeven of the University of Maryland School of Medicine, showed oxygen blood saturation is the best predictor of lung function during an influenza infection. As such, it is advisable for those who believe they are having COVID-19 symptoms to begin measuring and tracking their blood oxygen saturation (O2 sat) levels with a pulse oximeter.

A pulse oximeter measures O2 saturation levels, which refers to the extent to which hemoglobin is saturated with oxygen. Hemoglobin is an element in our blood that binds with oxygen to carry it through the bloodstream to the organs, tissues and cells of the body. Normal O2 saturation levels are usually between 96 and 98 percent. Any level below 92 percent is considered dangerous and should be evaluated by a medical professional.

Dan Stachofsky is the president of Essential Energy Solutions based in Spokane, which creates Electromagnetic Frequency (EMF) canceling products that have been shown to reduce the body’s EMF stress response, and raise oxygen saturation to normal levels. Now through May, receive a free pulse oximeter with any purchase. Call 509-850-0557 or visit for more information.
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