THE IMPORTANCE OF OXYGEN THERAPY

The air we breathe contains oxygen. Oxygen is the spark
of life. Just as a fire can’t burn without oxygen our cells
can’t produce heat and energy without oxygen. Oxygen is
extracted from the air we breathe by the lungs. It passes
into the blood vessels that surround the lungs and is
carried to all the cells of the body by the blood. Most of
the oxygen is carried by the red blood cells, though some
of it is carried by the water in the blood. A deficiency of
water means reduced oxygen delivery by the blood.

So important is oxygen, that even where optimum water,
protein, vitamin and mineral intake exists, ill health will
still exist if there’s an oxygen deficiency. Under breathing
is epidemic among adults.For a majority of us, common sense dictates that oxygen is one of the most basic, and most important necessities
for life. While we all need to eat, drink and sleep in order
to survive, it is the simple act of breathing, filling our
lungs, and our blood, with oxygen – that is most necessary
for life.

The air we breathe contains oxygen. Oxygen is the spark
of life. Just as a fire can’t burn without oxygen our cells
can’t produce heat and energy without oxygen. Oxygen is
extracted from the air we breathe by the lungs. It passes
into the blood vessels that surround the lungs and is
carried to all the cells of the body by the blood. Most of
the oxygen is carried by the red blood cells, though some
of it is carried by the water in the blood. A deficiency of
water means reduced oxygen delivery by the blood.

So important is oxygen, that even where optimum water,
protein, vitamin and mineral intake exists, ill health will
still exist if there’s an oxygen deficiency. Under breathing
is epidemic among adults.For a majority of us, common sense dictates that oxygen is one of the most basic, and most important necessities
for life. While we all need to eat, drink and sleep in order
to survive, it is the simple act of breathing, filling our
lungs, and our blood, with oxygen – that is most necessary
for life.

“...Insufficient oxygen means insufficient
biological energy that can result in
anything from mild fatigue to life
threatening disease. The link between
insufficient oxygen and disease has
now been firmly established. The more
oxygen we have in our system, the
more energy we produce.”

Dr. W. Spencer WayJournal of the American Association of Physicians

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