Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a lung disease that cannot be Healing conditions that affect lung function, leading to Chronic bronchitis and Emphysema. Unfortunately, patients may experience dyspnea due to the inaccessibility of air into and out of the respiratory tract, resulting in insufficient oxygen in the lungs. Patients may suffer from hypoxia. Insufficient oxygen supply to cells and tissues in the body can lead to many serious complications and even life-threatening. Therefore, you should understand the symptoms of hypoxia and the signs before the onset, and try to control the condition before a serious onset.

Symptoms of hypoxia?

The Cleveland Clinic defines hypoxia as “insufficient oxygen in cell tissues even if blood flow is sufficient.” Oxygen supports many activities in the body, and the only way to get oxygen is through the lungs. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) limits the ability to absorb oxygen, and patients with chronic bronchial inflammation are mainly airway inflammation and enlargement, while patients with emphysema are lung tissue damage.

Symptoms of hypoxia

You will also feel shortness of breath.
Waking up from sleep due to lack of breath or a sudden stop of breathing.
You may experience severe dyspnea after exercise or activity.
There is a feeling of fast choking.
Sounds of asthma.
Cough and cough.
The complexion turns purple.

In addition, hypercapnia often comes with hypoxia, resulting in excessive carbon dioxide accumulation in the lungs due to dyspnea. Inhale and exhale are connected, so when you cannot inhale properly, you won’t be able to properly exhale too. This increases the concentration of carbon dioxide in your body to a level that can be fatal. If you have difficulty breathing, combined with hypercarbonic acid, you need to concentrate more on the exhalation than usual, and find ways to emit carbon dioxide from the body.

Complications of hypoxia?

Oxygen is an essential element of the body’s tissues performing many basic functions. When breathing is difficult and there is insufficient oxygen, the most important component is missing in the blood, affecting not only the lungs running, but also seriously affect your heart and brain health. Pulmonary disease hypoxia can lead to brain hypoxia (Cerebral hypoxia). Even with sufficient blood flow, the brain may still have hypoxia. According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, your brain cells begin to die after five minutes of hypoxia.

Pulmonary disease hypoxia can lead to

Depression and other emotional disorders.
Hypertension.
Pulmonary hypertension.
Increased heart rate.
Heart failure.
Acute respiratory failure.
Secondary Polycythemia (Secondary Polycythemia, an abnormal increase in the number of red blood cells).

Oxygen therapy

The best way to treat hypoxia is to increase oxygen intake. Oxygen therapy (Oxygen therapy, also known as oxygen therapy) is the most commonly used method. Oxygen therapy is a drug that uses different oxygen therapy devices to provide more oxygen than in the atmosphere. Content of oxygen (21%) to prevent or treat hypoxia symptoms. Oxygen supplementation can relieve shortness of breath, increase oxygen concentration, reduce heart load, and reduce the risk of hypercarbonic acid. Your doctor will measure your oxygen concentration before performing oxygen therapy.

Oxygen therapy is most commonly used to concentrate oxygen, which passes through the tube through the tube through the nasal catheter, mask, and into the nasal tube. This therapy is also available with oxygen concentrators. Oxygen concentrators draw air from the environment into the body, using special materials such as polymer membrane or nitrogen adsorbent to filter out other gases and obtain high concentrations of oxygen for storage. Compressed oxygen requires pre-filled oxygen in the container, and the concentrator can be used at any time by using an electric device to extract air from the surrounding area, suitable for those who need oxygen treatment at any time. The downside is that it requires electric power, and comes in a large and bulky size, so using it at home can limit patient’s range of movement.

Another option is liquid oxygen. Liquid oxygen leaves the container and turns into a gas. According to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, the liquid oxygen saves space than compressed oxygen, therefore, more expensive. Liquid oxygen evaporates, so the supply duration is shorter than other.

The treatment of hypoxia requires

Hypotensive drugs.
cardiac drugs.
Inhalers.
Bronchodilators that can relax the respiratory tract.
Steroids for the treatment of inflammation of the airway.

Stay away from adverse environmental triggers, including

Smoking.
Second-hand smoke.
Air pollution.
chemical particles or motes in the air.

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