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How Does Oxygen Travel Through The Body
Everything feels cramped.. My legs my feet my knees what do I do it feels like a lack of O2 through my body?
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?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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