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Everything feels cramped.. My legs my feet my knees what do I do it feels like a lack of O2 through my body?

Everything feels cramped.. My legs my feet my knees what do I do it feels like a lack of O2 through my body?

Several: Low Pottasium is the common cause of cramp. Calcium for malnutrion situations, Magnesium for alcohol over use situations. Start with bannanas, fruit juce. See PMD for blood test and Dx, TT ...Read more

Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Oxygen (Definition)

Oxygen is a gas that the cells in your body need to work properly. The air we breathe normally has 21% oxygen. A maximum of 100% oxygen can be given. Babies with heart or lung problems may need ...Read more


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When you are on oxygen permanently, does your body get use to a certain amount so you can't reduce the amount taken in later?

When you are on oxygen permanently, does your body get use to a certain amount so you can't reduce the amount taken in later?

Sort of.: People on long-term oxygen may be unable to keep themselves adequately ventilated without it, although this depends a lot on the condition for which they were put on oxygen in the first place. ...Read more

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How do I improve oxygen usage in my body?

How do I improve oxygen usage in my body?

Oxygen: Oxygen usage, measured by vo2max can be improved by general training, stamina or interval intensity training. ...Read more

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How do oxygen levels in your body affect your vision?

How do oxygen levels in your body affect your vision?

Minimally: Oxygen levels low enough to reduce vision (vision is oxygen dependent) will affect your brain and other bodily functions at the same time. The major symptoms will be those of anemia which causes pallor, fatigue, exercise intolerance, etc. ...Read more

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How can you increase oxygen flow throughout your body?

Exercise: Even mild to moderate exercise encourages the blood vessels to enlarge and proliferate. These blood vessels deliver blood carrying oxygen to the tissues. ...Read more

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Is it possible that a child can make his oxygen drop and this cause body pain?

Is it possible that a child can make his oxygen drop and this cause body pain?

Not painful: A child can hold his breath and make his oxygen drop. It is not painful, but can cause a fainting spell or even a seizure. ...Read more

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Why does the body need oxygen?

Cellular respiration: Oxygen is a final electron acceptor in the mitochondrial electron transport system (ets), which is a component of cellular respiration. Cellular respiration is needed for the production of Adenosine triphosphate (atp), which is the energy currency of the body. It is needed for virtually all living functions, only one of which is muscle contraction. Cyanide kills by paralyzing ets. ...Read more

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How does the body use oxygen ususally?

How does the body use oxygen ususally?

OXYGEN for ENERGY: Biochemically, oxygen (o2) is required for energy production for every living cell. Oxygen is transported by the blood bound to hemoglobin (red pigment in red cells). Oxygen is then delivered to the cells via simple diffusion. Oxygen is taken up by the mitochondria of the cells where oxidation and phosporylation are coupled to make atp (energy molecule). Oxygen converted to h20 in process. ...Read more

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How important is oxygen therapy to the bodys well-being?

How important is oxygen therapy to the bodys well-being?

O2: Oxygen is a necessary ingredient to sustain life. Oxygen is taken up by the red blood cells and the cells in the body utilize this oxygen for energy production. So oxygen therapy becomes extremely important whenever there is need. ...Read more

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Can the body adapt to low oxygen levels ?

Can the body adapt to low oxygen levels ?

Yes: Think about americans who live in denver, sherpas that live in tibet, & the maya in south america. These are populations of people who have become accustomed in one way or another to a lower atmospheric oxygen level, and in the mayans a lower blood oxygen level. Another sea-level example would be a person with emphysema who may run a blood oxygen level of 88% and still be walking around home depot. ...Read more