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Can Body and Brain Oxygen Content Be Measured and Increased? Clinical Report

Can Body and Brain Oxygen Content Be Measured and Increased? Clinical Report

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Published by Artour Rakhimov
This book summarizes clinical studies related to measurement of total brain and body oxygen levels, effects of breathing patterns on body and brain oxygenation, and effects of these parameters on development of chronic diseases.

The book suggests a simple program based on slower breathing with reduced tidal volume and minute ventilation in order to increase brain oxygen content and body oxygenation since breathing less air enhances O2 transport to body cells.
This book summarizes clinical studies related to measurement of total brain and body oxygen levels, effects of breathing patterns on body and brain oxygenation, and effects of these parameters on development of chronic diseases.

The book suggests a simple program based on slower breathing with reduced tidal volume and minute ventilation in order to increase brain oxygen content and body oxygenation since breathing less air enhances O2 transport to body cells.

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Published by: Artour Rakhimov on Apr 18, 2013
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© 2013 Dr. Artour Rakhimov, www.NormalBreathing.com
 
Can Body and BrainOxygen Content BeMeasured and Increased?
(Technical Report)
 
© Dr. Artour Rakhimov 2009-2013
 
© 2013 Dr. Artour Rakhimov, www.NormalBreathing.com
Can Body and Brain Oxygen Content Be Measured andIncreased?
 
“All chronic pain, suffering and diseases are caused 
from a lack of oxygen at the cell level."
Prof. A.C. Guyton, MD, The Textbook of Medical Physiology*
 
* World’s most widely used medical textbook of any kind 
 * World's best-selling physiology book
 
Total brain oxygen content
If we look at this Graph showing brain oxygen levels in one crosssection, we can notice that oxygendistribution is very inhomogeneous.The most oxygenated area is aroundthe hypothalamus, which is also themost ancient or primitive brain present even in the simplestcreatures like worms. Thehypothalamus is responsible for  primitive reflexes and bodilyreactions, and it is generally themost active area of the brain. Sincenerve activity requires moreoxygen, nature provided thehypothalamus with a rich network of arteries to provide more blood(and oxygen).Depending on the situation and stateof the human body, certain areas of the brain, similar to hypothalamus, can be more or less active requiring different oxygensupplies, and that explains why this graph shows inhomogeneous oxygen distribution for normal breathing and hyperventilation, which is present in over 90% of modern people.In addition, on a cell level, oxygen distribution among neighboring cells can also vary widely.Those cells that are adjacent to capillaries can have high oxygen pressure (up to 4-5% or around30-38 mm Hg). But more distant cells (cells can be located as far away as 3-4 cells away fromthe nearest blood vessel) can have only 1% or about 7.6 mm Hg for oxygen partial pressure.Therefore, it is very difficult to measure the total brain oxygen content using direct methods.Even if we make thousands of similar PET scans, and then define average oxygenation for eachcross section and then the average content for the whole brain, there is a large factor related tothis cellular oxygen distribution effect.
 
© 2013 Dr. Artour Rakhimov, www.NormalBreathing.com
 Total oxygen content in the body
The situation with total one's
body-oxygen content 
is even more complex. Blood flow to differentorgans is greatly influenced by the autoregulation effect that can change the perfusion of certainorgans up to 3-4 times. Autoregulation takes place due to various bodily processes, such asdigestion, sleep, exercise, adaptation to temperature changes, emotions, local and globalinfections, local inflammation, and many others. Therefore, the total picture is very complex and,from the purely technical viewpoint, one's total body-oxygen content is exceptionally difficultand expensive to measure.
 
Causes of reduced body oxygenation in ordinary people
 
Table. Historical changes in minute ventilation(or minute breathing rates) at rest for normal subjects
 

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