Without Symptoms, Happy Hypoxia Can Cause Death for Covid-19 Patients

CIANJURTODAY.COM – Recently Happy Hypoxia has been busy talking about by netizens on social media. This term, which is also known as Silent Hypoxemia, is said to be able to make Covid-19 patients die without showing any symptoms. Then what exactly is Happy Hypoxia?

Chairman of the Indonesian Lung Doctors Association (PDPI), Agus Dwi Susanto, said that in general, infections in the lung tissue are referred to as pneumonia. This infection will result in impaired circulation of oxygen into the blood. Later it will cause dysfunction or disorders of the vascular (blood vessels). This prevents the blood from being oxygenated.

“As a result, that is what is called a low oxygen content in the blood or is called hypoxemia,” said Agus, Thursday (9/3/2020).


Hypoxemia or hypoxemia itself is a condition in which the body lacks oxygen levels in the blood. This is what causes disturbances and complaints in other organs.

Silent Hypoxemia

As for Silent Hypoxemia, it is a condition of lack of oxygen levels in the blood but is not followed by symptoms or complaints in other organs. This can occur with an expected percentage of normal oxygen saturation of 95 percent in healthy people.

“Below a normal millimeter (oxygen levels in the blood), the saturation is below 94, if we measure the pO2 level (oxygen pressure) is below 80,” he explained.

Hypoxemia can again cause hypoxia or low oxygen levels in the tissues. This occurs when the blood doesn’t carry enough oxygen to the tissues to meet the body’s needs.

Hypoxia (hypoxia)

Then the condition of Hypoxia is a lack of oxygen levels in the blood tissues, and generally has symptoms.

Happy Hypoxemia

Happy Hypoxemia is a condition of a lack of oxygen levels in the tissues. This condition is called deadly and dangerous because it does not have any symptoms or complaints that the patient feels. The terminology is that hypoxemia is a condition of low oxygen levels in the blood.

Hypoxemia will continue to occur and make oxygen levels low in the tissues, so it is called hypoxia. Hypoxia conditions will be dangerous if it occurs continuously, because it can result in the body’s organs being impaired over time.

“If it lacks oxygen, the result can be organ fragments due to lack of oxygen,” he said.

In the case of Covid-19, patients will usually experience the usual symptoms ranging from symptomatic, mild, moderate to severe, and critical. Patients with mild symptoms will have cough and runny nose symptoms.

The moderate category generally has symptoms of pneumonia or pneumonia. Meanwhile, patients with severe category had symptoms of pneumonia and hypoxemia. Meanwhile, critically ill Covid-19 patients have symptoms of oxygenation that are severely impaired until they have difficulty breathing.

“So if there is pneumonia, or pneumonia and hypoxemia and respiratory failure, it is common in the blood that there is hypoxemia,” he said.

Not a few cases of Covid-19 patients, around 18.7 percent claimed not to complain of shortness of breath. However, when measured in the blood, hypoxemia had occurred. From the same data, it is also seen that about 40 percent of patients experience pneumonia.

This condition is when the patient shows no symptoms, but the oxygen level in the lungs is low below normal, which means hypoxemia.

“This condition is known as an undetectable silent hypoxemia or hypoxemia, also known as happy hypoxia,” he explained.(ego / cut)

Source: Compass

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