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I just asked about carbon monoxide exposure, and want to know if inhaling pure oxygen or eating certain foods can rebuild my body's strength. ?

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Dr. David Hardin
Wound care
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In brief: Hyperbaric oxygen

Acute carbon monoxide (co) poisening can be treated with hyperbaric oxygen, 100% oxygen at 2-3x atmospheric pressure can displace co that would otherwise be irreversably bound to the hemaglobin.
This is probably enhanced by disolving much more oxygen in the bloodstream itself than normal. This would not be helpful for minor chronic exposure like smoking.

In brief: Hyperbaric oxygen

Acute carbon monoxide (co) poisening can be treated with hyperbaric oxygen, 100% oxygen at 2-3x atmospheric pressure can displace co that would otherwise be irreversably bound to the hemaglobin.
This is probably enhanced by disolving much more oxygen in the bloodstream itself than normal. This would not be helpful for minor chronic exposure like smoking.
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Dr. Gregory Hines
Family Medicine
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In brief: Not really

Carbon monoxide irreversibly binds to hemoglobin, and essentially keeps it from doing its job for the lifespan of the red blood cell (about 100 days).
You have to wait for your bone marrow to replace it. Eating plenty of fresh veggies will help, as well as multivitamins. However, this is why doctors harp on quitting smoking, since co is in smoke.

In brief: Not really

Carbon monoxide irreversibly binds to hemoglobin, and essentially keeps it from doing its job for the lifespan of the red blood cell (about 100 days).
You have to wait for your bone marrow to replace it. Eating plenty of fresh veggies will help, as well as multivitamins. However, this is why doctors harp on quitting smoking, since co is in smoke.
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