Get an oximeter :www.oxyview.com(listed under accessories) they have them for under $60.about $65. including shipping this includes a 2 year warranty. or a fancier model just over $100. I have both a NONIN which cost me $425 in 2003, and the oxyview @ $65. both work within 1% of each other and both stacked up well to the hospitals operating room big oximeter...all within 1%.... John Goodman RRT was there with me and checked them out. or go the one that sells the most, the top notch (but expensive route) for a NONIN...super good, much nicer display but at a very dear price.
Oxyview, you can phone order 1-877-699-8439Having an oximeter is a must when monitoring your own program. it doesn' t hurt to have a blood pressure unit too. The wrist models (circa $50.)are snubbed by medical persons, but they give a close idea of what your pressure is doing up or down from your regular. Remember that pulse and BP rise during exercise is a normal physiological response. How high? ask doctor your cardiologist. When you do it yourself, you want to have good contact with your medical team -doctors or Respiratory Therapist' s, have them tell you safe ranges for your body. Give yourself an instant health check:www.healthystylemag.comHAVE A HEALTH QUESTION? SUBMIT IT TO Dr. Liponis' VIDEO Q&A at >>>>>>>>www.parade.com/health
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