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What Will Increase The Partial Pressure Of Oxygen In Lung Alveoli
O2/ventilation/diet: Partial pressure of oxygen in alveoli is can be calculated using the alveolar gas equation. Oxygen level increases if there is a higher atmospheric pressure (hyperbaric chamber), higher inspired concentration of oxygen (using supplemental oxygen from a tank), lower co2 in lungs by breathing faster and deeper, raising respiratory quotient by eating more carbs, less fat. ...Read more
Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more
The partial pressures of oxygen and carbon dioxide in alveoli are what compared to their partial pressures in air?
O2 lower, CO2 higher: Simple question, complex & variable answer, including at sea level. Ventilation to different alveoli is continuously being adjusted, under CNS control, so as to approximate blood perfusion. This matching, referred to as vq, is critical to efficient/optimizing lung function & changes with activity, body position, etc. Rbcs capturing o2 & blood plasma for co2 separated by 2 cells from alveolar air. ...Read more
Post prandial chest pressure feels like i can't get in enough oxygen, like i can't expand chest x6 months. Not painful. No resp symptoms either. Why?
Can renal colic cause any kind of shortness of breath pressure in my chest no pain justfeels like im not getting enough oxygen?
Age 26 c/o chest pressure w/ slight SOB for the past 2 wks. O2 sats 94% - 96% consistently. Not sure if serious enough to visit dr or may be anxiety?
Serious enough? : It sounds like the symptoms you describe could result from anything incl mild URI 2 anxiety disorder. It sounds like sxs R quite distressing to you , and have been going on for 2 weeks now. What makes you feel that anxiety is not a serious medical concern? Get into your doc ASAP to establish diagnosis and begin treatment , whatever the diagnosis. If it is anxiety, that's a real medical problem too ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tobacco X: Even in pure organic tobacco when ignited and smoked compounds are present that inflame and eventually can scar the lining of the lungs. Also, one sees compensatory efforts by the lungs to protect themselves. Goblet cells start producing more mucous and that is one reason for smoker's cough being so nasty. By the way nicotine is relatively harmless and can be very helpful even long term. ...Read more
Is there anything that I can take to increase ease my breathing or increase lung capacity? ( Oxygen Intake capacity) I get extremely winded running.
Get tested: If you in general healthy young person and feel extremely winded - it is good idea to have " PFT's" - pulmonary function test. If you not smoker and have no asthma - depends how much you run? Some normal feeling of being " winded " happen. With increasing fitness and gradual training it can improve. But get evaluated 1 st . Be safe. See your doc. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Complex: The heart and lungs work together and respond to each other on many levels. Giving extra oxygen can lower a rapid heartbeat, but the fast heart rate does not necessarily increase oxygen absorption in the lungs. It depends on how fast the heart is beating, why it is beating fast, and the status of the lungs (ie diseased lungs from any cause are not as good at picking up oxygen as healthy lungs). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Left lobectomy for lung cancer 6 mos ago. Non-contact boxing training with personal trainer. Ok to do to increase oxygen level?
Which component of health-related fitness increases the ability of the heart and lungs to deliver oxygen rich blood to the muscles?
Get shortness of breath all day at rest from dysautonomia. Heart, lungs blood all normal. Would exercise increase oxygen in blood long term?
Hemoglobin: Hemoglobin has four ligands to carry o2, i believe usually 2 used.You give o2, has dissolubility, and membrane transport to enter the cells to the hemoglobin, bind and in tissues where there is acid and low o2 tension and other factors are released to those tissues for energy processing. You give more o2 and the o2 in the plasma increases but not in the saturation of the hemoglobin due to above. ...Read more
Gasses in blood: Partial pressure of oxygen tells how well oxygen gets into the blood if you know how much oxygen you are breathing at the time. CO2 or Carbon Dioxide is a measure of how well carbon dioxide can be released from the lungs into the air. HCO3 or bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) is a buffer in the blood that can be altered by acid/base problem ...Read more
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