Fluid in and on the Lungs: Low Blood Flow and Low O2
Cause of fluid on and in lungs
Fluid in lungs (pulmonary
edema) takes place due to abnormal transport of ions and water across the
surface of the lungs. There is a similar condition that leads to
accumulation of fluid on lungs.
It is known that transport of ions of sodium and
potassium, as well as blood components across various surfaces of the human
body is an active process (it is called "active transport") that
requires oxygen. Water, as most researchers suggest, is mainly driven by
passive diffusion depending on osmolality gradient. Therefore, accumulation
of fluid in lungs is usually governed by dis-regulation of normal processes. What
are the likely causes of fluid in lungs and on lungs?
As soon as a person has regular diaphragmatic breathing (even 3-5 small
breaths per minute), all parts of the lungs are going to have sufficient
amounts of O2. The problem with very low alveolar O2 or alveolar hypoxia can
appear either at very high altitudes or due to habitual chest breathing
(which is present in most people). Chest breathing, due to its mechanics,
does not provide fresh air for the low parts of the lungs causing alveolar
Therefore, if we consider people living close to sea level (not at high
breathing is one of the contributing causes for fluid in lungs. Note that
there are studies that directly confirmed that hypoxia reduces Na+ transport
(e.g., Mairbourl et al, 2002).
The disappearance of hypoxia after birth probably explains why the newborn
are able to get rid of
fluid in lungs very quickly after they are born since the newborn have in-built
automatic diaphragmatic breathing.
Depending on the location of fluid (pleural space or alveolar space) and
other factors, accumulated fluid can have different composition. Clinical
evidence suggests that there are numerous health problems that contribute to
appearance of fluid in lungs, such as cancer, tuberculosis, congestive heart
failure, pneumonia, and recent surgery.
An additional factor in transport of ions is electrical voltage, which plays a
large role in the transport of ions. The human body has a certain electrical
voltage. According to the laws of physics, electrical potential has a tendency
to accumulate on outer and inner surfaces of the human body. Measurements show
that a very-large-electrical voltage can be present on lung
surfaces when a person is ungrounded (electrically insulated from Earth).
When one gets an electrical jolt (or shock) while touching metal objects,
the corresponding voltage is about 2,000-5,000 volts of a positive charge
(deficiency of electrons). A grounded person has
only a minor negative charge, which is less than 1 volt (the same as Earth's
potential). Such huge-positive-electrical charges of ungrounded people (accumulated on lung surfaces as
well) can have a large impact on electrogenic transport of ions (which is
one the important transport mechanisms across alveolar epithelial cells).
Treatment for lung fluids
Warning. Contact your health care provider before using any
breathing exercises if you have fluid in or on the lungs. Pulmonary edema
is a very serious health condition.
Hudreds of Russian patients managed to get rid of their recurrent
problems with liquid in lungs and on lungs due
to two different medical techniques that are popular among over 600 Russian medical doctors.
These doctors teach either the Buteyko-breathing method or breathing exercises
with the Frolov device. Their patients, as it was reported, used these
breathing methods after thoracentesis (a medical procedure to remove fluid
from the space between the lungs and the chest wall).
If you are going to have thoracentesis, you need to
insist that this surgery is done with grounding, which is currently a must for all major
surgeries. Electrical grounding of the human body eliminates post-surgery
inflammation and bruising associated with tissue injuries caused by
lack of grounding.
After thoracentesis, one can apply grounding together with Buteyko breathing
exercises and lifestyle changes that increase body-O2 content. Later, after
sufficient healing of the injury caused by the surgery, the Frolov device can be
Elimination of automatic chest breathing (at rest or during sleep too)
usually requires nearly normal results for the body-oxygen test. But
people with fluid in lungs have less than 20 seconds (often less than 15 s)
for body O2. If people with fluid in or on lungs achieve a certain result for the CP test (in seconds), their problems with extra fluid quickly disappears. You can find out the exact number right below here as your bonus content.
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Normalization of breathing and body O2 also normalizes
many other key parameters, such as immune function, transport of ions,
metabolism of proteins and so forth.
Breathing retraining and grounding help to avoid or eliminate chronic
inflammation and fluid in or on the lungs, and prevent common
complications after thoracentesis, such as
pneumothorax, pain, bleeding, bruising, or infection caused by surgeries. Therefore,
breathing retraining is the natural and logical treatment of fluid in and on
the lungs, which should be discussed with one's health care provider.