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How can oxygen get in the Blood?

How can oxygen get in the Blood?

How it works: The process of oxygen getting into the blood goes like this. First we inhale air with oxygen in it. Little pockets in the lung called alveoli fill with the air and the oxygen diffuses into capillaries. This oxygenated blood then goes back to the heart where it is pumped around to the rest of the body. When it reaches capillary beds in our tissues the oxygen diffuses out into the tissues. ...Read more

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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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What can I eat to make blood flow to the penile area?

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What can I eat to make blood flow to the penile area?

See remark: Scientifically nothing you eat would increase blood flow to penis. You are relatively young,if you have issues with erection,see a competent urologist. ...Read more

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How does the blood get to the gastrocnemius from the heart?

How does the blood get to the gastrocnemius from the heart?

Gastocnemius: Aorta to iliac to femoral arteries, branches off femoral to gastocs. ...Read more

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Hi, what causes the red blood cells to be tinny and not able to carry the oxygen adicuately?James

It is not becaue: Are tiny( microcytic ) that they do not carry oxygen . It is because they do not have adequate /the right amount of iron or globulin that make up hemoglobin in them . The reason why they become small is due to the deficiency of either the heme component or globulin component of the hemoglobin which is responsible for carrying oxygen ...Read more

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Tips on how to get maximum blood flow to the penis?

Tips on how to get maximum blood flow to the penis?

Heath: Stay healthy, eat right, lose weight and exercise. Don't do alcohol/tobacco. Avoid anabolics, supplements, etc. Exercise will increase blood flow to all parts of your body. An erection will increase blood flow to the penis, but only for a short time. Remember the viagra (sildenafil) ad: contact your doctor for an erection that lasts more than 4 hours. ...Read more

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What causes the blood to return to the heart?

What causes the blood to return to the heart?

Pressure: Blood comes back to the heart because there is continually blood being pushed into the extremities by the heart displacing the blood that was previously in the extremities. ...Read more

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What can I do to increase blood flow to the nose?

What can I do to increase blood flow to the nose?

Need diagnosis: Blood flow to the nose is controlled by the autonomic nervous system. These nerves control the size and rate of blood flow to the mucosa of the lining of the lateral wall (turbinates) and middle of the nose (septum). Dilation of the blood vessels is a vagal response. Constriction of the blood vessels is a sympathetic (adrenaline) response. I do not think you can control these responses. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how is blood pumped to and from the heart (describe the actual process)?

Can you tell me how is blood pumped to and from the heart (describe the actual process)?

Closed system: The left ventricle contracts sending blood into the aorta. The circulatory system is a closed loop. Blood traverses the capillary beds and returns to the right atrium. Very briefly, that's how it works. ...Read more

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How fast can you die from a blood clot in the arm, can it go right to your heart?

How fast can you die from a blood clot in the arm, can it go right to your heart?

Very rare: Surprisingly enough, blood clots in the arms do not tend to be associated with pulmonary emboli as often as those clots in the legs. If your clot is in a superficial vein, it will never move, and so it poses no danger. If you have a deep clot (DVT) you need to be seen by a vascular surgeon to determine your risk of embolism and whether you need to be on a blood thinner. ...Read more

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How severe would your blood pressure need to be in order to get a heart attack?

How severe would your blood pressure need to be in order to get a heart attack?

It can happen: Blood pressure is an element and the very high can tear the aorta or the coronaries, but blockage by plaque and clot occurs with or without BP elevation. ...Read more

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How do you get blood clots? What in the blood decides to clot up?

How do you get blood clots?  What in the blood decides to clot up?

Flow/vessels/protein: Clots can form when: blood flow slows or stops, a blood vessel wall is injured or components of your blood support or promote coagulation. We are always clotting and unclotting a little. When one of the factors noted above tips the scale there is rapid propagation of clot. ...Read more

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How long for nicotine to be out of blood in the body?

Depends: Elimination of nicotine from the body is determined by half-life. Nicotine's half-life is 24-48 hours. In general, 3 to 5 half lives are necessary to eliminate it from your system. That means from 3-6 days. The withdrawal however lats much longer since your system "craves" it . I know it hurts (i went through it a number of years ago) but it is surely worth it. Hang in there. ...Read more

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What might lead to low blood pressure and how to make it normal without medicine?

There are many: One of the most common, in otherwise healthy people is dehydration.This is remedied be increacing fluids .I often tell people to drink a large gatoraid for a day or two. If your low BP is causing you to get dizzy or feel like you are going to pass out, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Can a spider get to your brain the the nose?

Can a spider get to your brain the the nose?

No: Poor spiders - the only other creature out there hated more are snakes. Spiders are generally non aggressive and don't seek humans out to bite. If bitten it's usually a defensive reflex when disturbing a spider. The rapid increase in MRSA infections birthed the urban legend that spider bites were the cause. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anatomy_of_the_human_nose ...Read more