Coronavirus: What is happy hypoxia and how dangerous can it be for COVID-19 patients? | Eagles Vine

When your body has very low oxygen levels in the blood, it is known as hypoxia. Normal oxygen saturation levels lie between 94-99%, but when COVID-19 takes a toll on your lungs, it may cause your oxygen levels to drop.

While hypoxia can be identified with various symptoms ranging from breathlessness to chest pain to other respiratory complications, happy hypoxia does not prompt any such obvious external signs, which is what leads to late diagnosis and complications. Happy hypoxia as the name suggests is therefore named so, as the patient who is suffering with this disease, until diagnosis, appears happy and alright on the outside.

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