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What is a six-minute walk test

Gowrish Babu
A six minute walk test helps in checking the oxygen level
Those with fever, cough and cold must take a six-minute walk test
This had become very important especially when the number of COVID-19 cases were high in number
First take an oximeter and place it on your finger and note the oxygen level and pulse rate
Without taking off the oximeter walk around your house or room for six minutes normally
If your oxygen level dips by 1 or 2 per cent you are healthy. However it goes down by 3 per cent or goes below 93 you need medical attention
Those who feel breathless when sitting and asthma patients should not take the test
Those above the age of 60 can take a three minute test instead
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