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Which Organ System Help Deliver Oxygen To Body Cells
O2: Affects the body by increasing the delivery of o2 to the tissues that need it. This is only effective when there is o2 deprivation state as in hypoxemia of many causes or sepsis or in some poisoning to reverse the occupation of the poison on the hemoglobin so o2 can be carried and delivered. It can kill anaerobic bacteria. In other cases, it is all without proof of need. O2 is kreb's cycle. ...Read more
Does pneumonia temporarily decrease the immune system since lesser oxygen can be taken into the body?
No: A bad pneumonia can decrease your oxygen but your immune system actually goes into high gear in response to the infection. That is why you have symptoms like fever and excess sputum production with cough. It is your bodies immune response that is fighting the infection. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Increasing blood volume with florinef (fludrocortisone) will it dilute blood and cause less red blood cells as more liquid so less oxygen to organ per beat?
I recently quit smoking. What supplements help increase oxygen to my red blood cells and get the carbon monoxide out of system. To restore my health?
Smoking cessation: Your body will clear the carbon monoxide itself, but the process is slow (weeks) since the binding of carbon monoxide to the hemoglobin molecule is so tight. The best thing you can do is to exercise which will increase the oxygen in your circulation, which will displace the carbon monoxide. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Via hemoglobin: within red blood cells. It happens continuously as blood circulates. ...Read more
Many things: Not sure why you think you need this, but to get more oxygen first check you levels of red blood cells (RBC's)& hemoglobin- if abnormal correct as your RBC's transport oxygen. If RBC's are too big (high MCV) they have difficulty squeezing thru microcapillaries. High blood viscosity also interferes with microcirculation. See if fibrinogen is high.Thin blood with curcumin & fish oil. See my comment: ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Blood, proteins: Hi. The circulatory system (i.e., blood) carries hormones around the body. Some hormones are bound to specific or not-specific proteins in the circulation. ...Read more
Plasma: The liquid part of blood, plasma, carries proteins around the body. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
If you have low levels of heme due to red blood cell infection, will your body feel deprived of oxygen?
The aorta: It's not an organ but that is your answer. ...Read more
Yes: Multi-organ failure generally indicates a critical illness that affects multiple organ systems & delivery of oxygen can be compromised as lungs are generally also involved. Most patients are in the icu, on ventilatory support & continuous infusions with medications to maintain their circulation & heart function. Oxygen is the basic fuel for all cellular metabolic processes. ...Read more
I snore quite a lot and very loudly. I went to hospital and whiles sleeping my oxygen levels drops very low causing the alarm systems to go off. Any ideas?
Treatment is needed: If one's oxygen level drops during sleeping, that means the brain and the rest of the body is NOT getting enough oxygen during those episodes while sleeping. It causes health problems such as brain problems, blood pressure problems, and heart problems. The sleep doctors, ear-nose-throat doctors, and lung doctors are the specialists who treat this. For teens, removing tonsils and adenoids can help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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