Health-Related Quality of Life Depends on Body-O2 Levels
Health-related quality of life includes factors related to sleep, exercise, digestion, and other individual health parameters, abilities and choices. While many people understand that health related quality of life gets worse with development of chronic diseases, very few people can pin-point the key factor that controls this process. Why do modern people have much worse overall health, worse sleep, more problems with digestion, and significantly less fitness than our predecessors living 3-4 generations ago?
While there are dozens of medical studies that found that modern people have greatly reduced results for the body-oxygen test, we can consider the cause of low body oxygenation in modern people since there are studies that measured changes in minute ventilation rates during the previous century:
Abnormally heavy breathing is possible to notice, and it causes and promotes chronic diseases ranging from cancer and diabetes to heart disease and obesity. (Visit the Homepage for medical studies that testify even heavier breathing in people with chronic diseases.)
In addition, chronic overbreathing creates problems with sleep, digestion, ability to exercise and physical health. People with low body O2 generate free radicals, have over-excited brains due to deficiency of all three brain chemicals: O2, CO2 and glucose. Therefore, they will suffer from panic attacks, anxiety, addictions, inconsistent behavior, and other problems.
In short, low body O2 affects each and every aspect of health-related quality of life.
|Lifestyle factor:||Body oxygen < 30 s||Body oxygen > 50 s|
|Energy level||Medium, low, or very low||High|
|Desire to exercise||Not strong, but possible||Craving and joy of exercise|
|Intensive exercise with nose breathing||Hard or impossible||Easy and effortless|
|Typical mind states||Confusion, anxiety, depression||Focus, concentration, clarity|
|Craving for coffee, sugar and junk foods||Present||Absent|
|Addictions to smoking, alcohol, and drugs||Possible||Absent|
|Desire to eat raw foods||Weak and rare||Very common and natural|
|Correct posture||Rare and requires efforts||Natural and automatic|
|Sleep||Often of poor quality; > 7 hours||Excellent quality; < 5 hours naturally|
Sleep: Quality and duration of sleep are connected with our unconscious breathing patterns.
Digestion: Quality and duration of digestion are also regulated by breathing. This is logical since blood and O2 supply for the gut depends on breathing.
Energy: When our breathing is fast or heavy, we have less O2 in body cells.
Performance: Our long-term accomplishments are controlled by our automatic breathing patterns since O2 is the key to success.
YouTube Video Quality of Life and Health Depend on Body-O2 Levels. How and why can chronic diseases undermine quality of life? Why do sick people have poor sleep, sluggish digestion, very low energy level and reduced life performance? All these and other questions are discussed in this video about health-related quality of life.
Reference pages: Breathing norms and medical facts:
- Breathing norms: Parameters, graph, and description of the normal breathing pattern
- 6 breathing myths: Myths and superstitions about breathing and body oxygenation (prevalence: over 90%)
- Hyperventilation: Definitions of hyperventilation: their advantages and weak points
- Hyperventilation syndrome: Western scientific evidence about prevalence of chronic hyperventilation in patients with chronic conditions (37 medical studies)
- Normal minute ventilation: Small and slow breathing at rest is enjoyed by healthy subjects (14 studies)
- Hyperventilation prevalence: Present in over 90% of normal people (24 medical studies)
- HV and hypoxia: How and why deep breathing reduces oxygenation of cells and tissues of all vital organs
- Body-oxygen test (CP test) : How to measure your own breathing and body oxygenation (two in one) using a simple DIY test
- Body oxygen in healthy: Results for the body-oxygen test for healthy people (27 medical studies)
- Body oxygen in sick : Results for the body-oxygen test for sick people (14 medical studies)
- Buteyko Table of Health Zones: Clinical description and ranges for breathing zones: from the critically ill (severely sick) up to super healthy people with maximum possible body oxygenation
- Morning hyperventilation: Why people feel worse and critically ill people are most likely to die during early morning hours
References: pages about CO2 effect:
- Vasodilation: CO2 expands arteries and arterioles facilitating perfusion (or blood supply) to all vital organs
- The Bohr effect: How and why oxygen is released by red blood cells in tissues
- Cell oxygen levels: How alveolar CO2 influences oxygen transport
- Oxygen transport: O2 transport is controlled by vasoconstriction-vasodilation and the Bohr effects, both of which rely on CO2
- Free radical generation: Reactive oxygen species are produced within cells due to anaerobic cell respiration caused by cell hypoxia
- Inflammatory response: Chronic inflammation in fueled by the hypoxia-inducible factor 1, while normal breathing reduces and eliminates inflammation
- Nerve stabilization: People remain calm due to calmative or sedative effects of carbon dioxide in neurons or nerve cells
- Muscle relaxation: Relaxation of muscle cells is normal at high CO2, while hypocapnia causes muscular tension, poor posture and, sometimes, aggression and violence
- Bronchodilation: Dilation of airways (bronchi and bronchioles) is caused by carbon dioxide, and their constriction by hypocapnia (low CO2)
- Blood pH: Regulation of blood pH due to breathing and regulation of other bodily fluids
- CO2: lung damage: Elevated carbon dioxide prevents lung injury and promotes healing of lung tissues
- CO2: Topical carbon dioxide can heal skin and tissues
- Synthesis of glutamine in the brain, CO2 fixation, and other chemical reactions
- Deep breathing myth: Ignorant and naive people promote the idea that deep breathing and breathing more air at rest is beneficial for health
- Breathing control: How is our breathing regulated? Why hypocapnia makes breathing uneven, irregular and erratic.
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