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Blood in Stool Causes Relate to Poor Circulation and Low Body O2

Blood in stool can originate anywhere in GI tractPresence of blood in the stool (rectal bleeding) is very common in modern people. It can occur in any part of the digestive tract up from the esophagus (due to varicose veins of the esophagus) down to the anus (due to anal fissures or hemorrhoids). Most likely, blood in stool is caused by hemorrhoids or anal fissures (with bright red blood or maroon-colored stools), diverticula, ulcers and other problems of the duodenum or stomach (with a black, tarry stool due to partial digestion of blood). In any case, if you notice blood in stool, it is smart to visit your doctor and rule out more serious causes such as cancer.

While there are more than 2 dozens of possible health conditions that can be causes of blood in stool, virtually all of them relate to insufficient perfusion (reduced blood flow), low oxygenation and an inability of the GI organs to repair themselves.

Poor circulation and low body O2: the key cause of blood in stool

The real causes of blood in stool are the same as the causes of low body O2 and reduced perfusion of all vital organs in modern people. The key cause is clear from this graph.

Changes in breathing (minute ventilation) during last decades

Brain O2 levels after 1 min of overbreathing
Obviously, not only the brain and heart, but all other organs, including GI organs, suffer from reduced circulation and diminished O2 supply that leads to inability of various organs to repair themselves.

Virtually all people with blood in stool have less than 30 seconds for the DIY body-oxygen test, while the medical norm is about 40 s. This result explains why people can suffer from rectal bleeding (another name for blood in stool) for many years and sometimes decades.

Blood in stool solutions

Depending on the source or location of bleeding, one can make useful dietary and lifestyle changes in order to get rid of blood in stool. However, one can practice the best physical exercise routines, eat tons of organic super-foods, or consumes kilograms of supplements, drink canisters of super juices, but if your body-oxygen levels remain the same, you can continue to suffer from the same problems with blood in stool, which, over time, can even get worse and worse.

This Table helps us to understand why people with chronic diseases are even more likely to suffer from blood in stool in comparison with people without detected diseases.

Minute ventilation rates (chronic diseases)

Condition Minute
Number of
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Normal breathing 6 L/min - Medical textbooks
Healthy Subjects 6-7 L/min >400 Results of 14 studies
Heart disease 15 (+-4) L/min 22 Dimopoulou et al, 2001
Heart disease 16 (+-2) L/min 11 Johnson et al, 2000
Heart disease 12 (+-3) L/min 132 Fanfulla et al, 1998
Heart disease 15 (+-4) L/min 55 Clark et al, 1997
Heart disease 13 (+-4) L/min 15 Banning et al, 1995
Heart disease 15 (+-4) L/min 88 Clark et al, 1995
Heart disease  14 (+-2) L/min 30 Buller et al, 1990
Heart disease 16 (+-6) L/min 20 Elborn et al, 1990
Pulm hypertension 12 (+-2) L/min 11 D'Alonzo et al, 1987
Cancer 12 (+-2) L/min 40 Travers et al, 2008
Diabetes 12-17 L/min 26 Bottini et al, 2003
Diabetes 15 (+-2) L/min 45 Tantucci et al, 2001
Diabetes 12 (+-2) L/min 8 Mancini et al, 1999
Diabetes 10-20 L/min 28 Tantucci et al, 1997
Diabetes 13 (+-2) L/min 20 Tantucci et al, 1996
Asthma 13 (+-2) L/min 16 Chalupa et al, 2004
Asthma 15 L/min 8 Johnson et al, 1995
Asthma 14 (+-6) L/min 39 Bowler et al, 1998
Asthma 13 (+-4) L/min 17 Kassabian et al, 1982
Asthma 12 L/min 101 McFadden, Lyons, 1968
COPD 14 (+-2) L/min 12 Palange et al, 2001
COPD 12 (+-2) L/min 10 Sinderby et al, 2001
COPD 14 L/min 3 Stulbarg et al, 2001
Sleep apnea 15 (+-3) L/min 20 Radwan et al, 2001
Liver cirrhosis 11-18 L/min 24 Epstein et al, 1998
Hyperthyroidism 15 (+-1) L/min 42 Kahaly, 1998
Cystic fibrosis 15 L/min 15 Fauroux et al, 2006
Cystic fibrosis 10 L/min 11 Browning et al, 1990
Cystic fibrosis* 10 L/min 10 Ward et al, 1999
CF and diabetes* 10 L/min 7 Ward et al, 1999
Cystic fibrosis 16 L/min 7 Dodd et al, 2006
Cystic fibrosis 18 L/min 9 McKone et al, 2005
Cystic fibrosis* 13 (+-2) L/min 10 Bell et al, 1996
Cystic fibrosis 11-14 L/min 6 Tepper et al, 1983
Epilepsy 13 L/min 12 Esquivel et al, 1991
CHV 13 (+-2) L/min 134 Han et al, 1997
Panic disorder 12 (+-5) L/min 12 Pain et al, 1991
Bipolar disorder 11 (+-2) L/min 16 MacKinnon et al, 2007
Dystrophia myotonica 16 (+-4) L/min 12 Clague et al, 1994

Note that advanced stages of asthma can lead to lung destruction, ventilation-perfusion mismatch,
and arterial hypercapnia causing further reduction in body oxygen levels.

DoctorsAccording to clinical experience of more than 150 Soviet and Russian doctors, the key goal for successful treatment of blood in stool is to increase body-O2 content up to about 30 seconds or more to start healing and get rid of blood in stool naturally. They found that the main lifestyle factor to maintain structural integrity and strength of the GI tract (with no blood in stool) is physical exercise with nose breathing, while other lifestyle factors (such as correct diet, all required nutrients, good sleep hygiene, and so on) are also necessary. Main destructive factors that diminish body O2 and worsen blood in stool are the same factors that cause overbreathing. They include supine sleep (sleeping on the back), mouth breathing, chest breathing, insufficient exercise, overheating, incorrect posture (slouching), eating too much, talking too much, and so on.

Diaphragmatic breathing, which should occur 24/7, is crucial for people with GI problems and other conditions leading top blood in stool.

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