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This a vast topic, and sorry for the superficial nature of my answer. Iron is an essential component of hemoglobin. Hemoglobin is a coloured pigment which binds to oxygen and carries it across the body. It binds to oxygen at a place where there is high oxygen tension (for example, lungs) and release it at a place where there is low oxygen tension (such as ...


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Hyperventilation can lead to reduced oxygen transport to cells. As a result, ineffective breathing patterns can cause cell and tissue hypoxia, chronic inflammation, immunosuppression, and many other negative effects caused by low body-oxygen levels and hypocapnia (reduced CO2 levels). Hypoxia has been found to be a driving force in several health ...


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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_suicide_crisis_lines Country        Organisation          Website Australia               Lifeline        &...


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If you look at the factors that cause an acute exacerbation of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (such as bronchitis), you will find that The cause can not be identified in one third of the cases. In the ones with identifiable causes, they may be Respiratory infections (bacterial and viral) Allergy Toxins Non adherenace to medications. When I read ...


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During approximately 50% of cardiac arrests, the patient continues to breathe for a time. However, this breathing is known as agonal respiration and is essentially gasping for air. This gasping is actually beneficial if CPR can be started while it is still occurring, it is believed that this may increase the chances of survival during a cardiac arrest ...


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Apart from monks and nuns who showcase impressive abilities Wim Hof is onto something. One anecdote reads as follows: I’ve also experienced the positive changes myself, […] My cardiovascular and muscular endurance has increased substantially too, with a reduction in my run times, thanks to the over-saturation of oxygen to my cells, activation of my ...


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The above answer is correct: no they can't function independently. I want to build on that answer with a couple additional points. Consider that your heart beats while you hold your breath - but it needs oxygen, so if your lungs stop for a long time they aren't exchanging O2 and CO2 so your heart muscle will eventually stop. Conversely if your heart stops,...


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You're overlooking one important point: Both the heart and lungs are living tissue too, and without both circulating blood and oxygen they will die just like all the other tissues in the body. So no, neither one can continue to function without the other. As for CPR, I don't see how anything would change. Without circulating blood in the lungs, no gas ...


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Exhaling through tightly pressed lips is called pursed lip breathing, in which the effort of exhaling is felt only in the lips and cheeks. This way you increase the pressure in the small airways, which expand and thus allow easier elimination of the carbon dioxide from the lungs. Heavy exercise can be associated with excessive inhalation and therefore lung ...


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If the patient is breathing normally, stop CPR. Image Source: Official Guidelines of the European Resuscitation Council, latest edition: 2015. Section 2, p.88 The part that made me personally most suspicious in the article was that the patient supposedly breathed for 4 minutes without pulse. However, she did not take the crucial step of checking for a ...


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In addition to the above, see this diagram. Your MIDDLE ear (highlighted in blue) connects to your sinus via the Eustachian tube (where it drains into the sinus cavity isn't showed). Your EXTERNAL ear canal is where the wax is, and it's separated from middle ear by the ear drum (TM). Also, many physicians advise not to use cotton tipped applicators in ...


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If the cord is the only reason that prevents the baby to start breathing spontaneously and the baby is otherwise healthy then the situation could resolve as you assumed. Two breaths could suffice, because they are needed only to initiate natural breathing and not to overcome any underlying disorder. Various resuscitation guideliness recommend 2 or 5 breaths ...


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The approach you describe most likely will not work, and could be detrimental to your training. The main benefit of training at altitude is that the body will adapt to the lower concentration of oxygen by stimulating the production of erythropoietin which in turn causes the body to produce more red blood cells. What you are describing is a very limited ...


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Shop-vac, a major manufacturer of HEPA material strongly advises against using their vacuum bags to make a filter First, the filter materials used in the vacuum cleaners are for no purpose other than to protect the end users of Shop Vac products from particles or debris being expelled back into the ambient air during operation. They are in no way designed ...


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You may see improvement by using a saline spray several times a day. Don't pick, as picking will favor the formation of crusts. You'll need to find some alternate things to fidget with for the duration, and on a temporary basis you may need to put some bandaids across the nostrils to deter the habit. The following is taken from http://www.aboutkidshealth.ca/...


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The Powerbreathe is an inspiratory muscle trainer promoted as improving inspiratory muscle strength (and consequently exercise performance) in athletes and patients with respiratory disease. No published evidence supports its efficacy.2 An advantage to training was observed when outcome was assessed by maximal static inspiratory mouth pressure (mean ...


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Breathing in is a an active action requiring muscle. Expiration is passive, so occurs more slowly. Breathing in - inhalation - takes less time than exhalation. Normal I:E [Inspiration:Experation] ratio at rest and while asleep is 1:2 or less. On exertion the I:E ratio is 1:1. Inspiration is normally an active process (requiring work). Expiration is ...


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Inhaling sprayed water while staying in heavy rain does not likely cause aspiration pneumonia, at least not by water itself. I have found no relevant results after searching for combination of: rain, rainstorm, mist, fog, humidity and aspiration pneumonia or pneumonitis. Saying that, increased rainfall and humidity are associated with increased risk of ...


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There are numerous causes and sources of irritation for Asthma exacerbations. Your objective is finding out whether it's irritants (smoke, chemicals, lint, etc) or allergies (pollen, pet dander) that is setting you off. Once you identify the source, you can then take steps to prevent it. It also appears that you've been exposed to poor air quality for a ...


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Let's first clarify that "vasomotor rhinitis (VMR) otherwise known as non-allergic rhinitis" is the non-allergic reaction (NAR), which can be similar in symptoms to the allergic reaction (AR), but not the same. Vasomotor rhinitis is a poorly understood disorder which mimics many of the symptoms of nasal allergy, but has a completely different basis. ...


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Leave open the window of my room all day is dangerous for me ? No. There are even more particles in a confined room that there is outside. Should I avoid walking or running along traffic queues ? Yes indeed. Forests and parcs are recommended. Trees eat up CO2 during night, so the air is a bit healthier. Does having indoor plants can benefit me ? ...


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Pathologies due to mineral inhalation are a broad spectrum of diseases called pneumoconiosis. You can read about it here in Wikipedia. The type of disease is different regarding different minerals, and this reflects to the treatment approach.


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Breathing difficulties during sleep determined to be caused by the narrowing or closing of their airway Breathing difficulties during sleep indicates suffering of Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA). Support is available in the UK from the charity called The Sleep Apnoea Trust Association (SATA) There are two types of breathing interruption characteristic of ...


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Neuroscience is complex; this is a simplification. To summarize: yes, breathing techniques and other meditation and biofeedback methods have been shown to be effective for reducing anxiety and panic, as has been cognitive behavioral therapy. Psychotherapy is a critical part of treatment of anxiety disorders. Some people benefit from medications like SSRIs ...


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It seems unlikely that ear wax could cause nasal congestion and restricted breathing, since in relatively healthy individuals, the ear canal is separated from the middle ear by the tympanic membrane (aka the ear drum). If the ear infection, or the Q-Tip, or however you "flushed" the middle ear, caused a perforation of the ear drum, lots of things could be ...


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This is a complicated question. As far as I understand this it is about comparing near death experiences and sleep paralysis. (Commonly, I would regard in this context "clinical death" as real death. A really final stage of life from where there is no coming back by definition – and for example Jesus is not recorded to have said much about this experience ...


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This is much easier to measure than to calculate. After urinating and before going to bed, weigh yourself. After getting up, urinating and having a bowel movement (bm is mostly water) weigh yourself in the same clothes. The difference in weight is mainly due to water loss (urine loss, sweating and insensible perspiration); this will be likely ~0.5 kg or ...


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just a short answer, since no-one has responded yet: Diaphragm Except from deepening your breath by expanding the volume of the lungs down towards the belly, the diaphragm is also involved in non-respiratory functions, helping to expel vomit, feces, and urine from the body by increasing intra-abdominal pressure, and preventing acid reflux by exerting ...


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