What If I Don't Get Enough Oxygen?
An oxygen deficiency can be linked to every well-known illness area, including, but not limited to, cancer and respiratory or cardiac disease and failure. To have a lack of oxygen is The supply of hemoglobin, which carries oxygen in the blood, will increase, thickening the blood and preventing it from easily flowing. Also, all heart attacks are as a result of a lack of oxygen reaching the heart. Extreme oxygen deficiency is called hypoxia, and over-stimulates the nervous system while raising the heart rate. Pressure to the lungs and heart resulting in the heart ineffectively dilating and contracting, leading to heart failure.
You can go three weeks without food, three days without water, but the first symptoms of hypoxia will occur after just 3 minutes without oxygen.
Causes of hypoxia include toxic or emotional stress, lack of exercise, malnutrition, infections, physical trauma, and of course, lack of breathing and suffocation.
Levels of Oxygen Deficiency
Concentration of Oxygen Effects:
- 23-24%- Volume Considered Normal
- 19.5%- Minimum “Safe Level”; OSHA, NIOSH
- 17%- Impairment of judgment starts
- 16%- First signs of anoxia appear
- 16-12%- Breathing and pulse rate increases, muscular coordination is impaired
- 14-10%- Consciousness continuous; emotional upsets; abnormal fatigue upon exertion, disturbed respiration
- 10-6%- Nausea and vomiting, inability to move freely and loss of consciousness
- 6%- Convulsive movements and gasping respiration occurs; respiration stops and a few minutes later Heart action ceases
- 0%- Brain activity ceases; Death