Self-test hypoxia

the Swedish Karolinska Institute of Medicine announced in Stockholm that the 2019 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine will be awarded to William Kailin Junior and Greg Simenza from the United States. , And Peter Ratcliff from the United Kingdom, in recognition of the three scientists for their outstanding contributions to the study of cellular hypoxia.

The importance of oxygen to the human body is self-evident. It accounts for the highest proportion of substances required by humans, up to 61%, and it is the “fuel” for human development and life movement. If you are in an oxygen-deficient environment, or you cannot ingest enough oxygen due to your own physiological and pathological reasons, or you cannot make full use of the inhaled oxygen, the body will undergo functional, metabolic, and morphological changes. This state is Hypoxia or hypoxia.

So, do we have a simple way to test our lack of oxygen? You can perform a self-test by answering the following questions-

1. Poor spirit after morning waking, yawning, feeling tired and weak all day;

2. Poor memory, inattention, and decreased ability to work;

3. suffer from dementia;

4. Poor control of hypertension and diabetes drugs;

5. Gray complexion, edema of eyelids or limbs;

6. Poor appetite, often constipation, gastritis or gastric ulcer;

7. Emotional instability, irritability, tantrums and colds;

8. Waist and leg pain or discomfort, easy cramps, joint pain;

9. Prone to oral festering, throat inflammation, and bleeding gums;

10. There are many dandruff, pale or cyanotic skin, and the wound is not easy to heal;

11. Long-term insomnia;

12. Frequent dizziness, palpitation, chest tightness, and belching.

Note that when there are multiple symptoms in each question, only 1 or 2 symptoms are counted as 0.5 points, and more than 2 symptoms are counted as 1 point. A total score of 1 to 4 points to the lack of oxygen content in the body; 5 to 8 points indicate that there is already a mild hypoxic manifestation in the body; 9 points or more indicate that a certain degree of hypoxia may be present.

You may have questions, why are these 12 questions? These 12 questions represent the symptoms of hypoxia in different organs, namely: items 1 to 4 are the nervous system; item 5 is the respiratory system; item 6 is the circulatory system; item 7 is the liver and kidney; and item 8 is Gastrointestinal; Item 9 is the endocrine system; Item 10 is the muscular joints; Items 11 to 2 are the skin and mucous membranes.

If you already have hypoxic symptoms, you should first go to the hospital for related tests to rule out organic diseases; the above symptoms of hypoxia continue to appear, and there are no organic lesions in the hospital. You can choose oxygen therapy, including atmospheric oxygen therapy. And hyperbaric oxygen therapy; you can also inhale oxygen 1 to 2 times per day, every half an hour, generally choose noon rest time, after dinner and before bedtime, the oxygen inhalation method is a nasal catheter or mask, using an oxygen bag or oxygen generator Any way. At the same time, it is necessary to change unhealthy lifestyles, such as staying up late, too little exercise, etc., often open windows at home to ventilate, go to areas with good air in the suburbs, and add oxygen in natural oxygen bars.