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5 Tips to Increase Blood O2 Levels

16 Oct 2015
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5 Tips to Increase Blood O2 Levels

5 Tips to Increase Blood OLevels

For those suffering from low blood oxygen levels due to lung disease, every little bit counts. Increasing one’s oxygen intake any way possible seems like a good idea. If your blood oxygen level is low and you’re finding it difficult to breathe, try these 5 tips to increase blood O2 levels:

  • When the weather allows, open your windows. Access to fresh air is essential for breathing more easily. However, remember it’s important to monitor your local air quality. If you live in an urban area and can’t open the place up because of smog, consider investing in an indoor air filtration system. Choose electronic air purifiers carefully—many of them produce lung-irritating ozone.
  • Grow green things. Introducing live plants into your home will increase available indoor oxygen. Ferns are a great option for extra oxygen production in the home. They are relatively easy to keep alive and don’t require a lot of sunshine.
  • Exercise. Check with your doctor about the type and amount of exercise you should be doing each day. As your breathing rate and depth increases, your lungs absorb more oxygen, and that means you’ll feel better.
  • Practice mindfulness. Begin a daily meditation or prayer routine that emphasizes deep breathing. Five to ten minutes per day of relaxed and focused breathing can improve your oxygen intake and reduce stress.
  • Eat fresh, iron-rich foods. Your diet can, to some extent, influence your blood’s ability to absorb oxygen. Certain foods can help improve your oxygen levels in the blood. Focus on iron-rich foods such as meat, poultry, fish, legumes and green leafy vegetables. These dietary choices can correct an iron deficiency, which could increase your body’s ability to process oxygen and make you feel more energetic.

Trying these 5 tips to increase blood O2 levels in combination with trying alternative treatment options, such as stem cell therapy, could help you on your path to easier breathing. If you or a loved one suffers from chronic lung disease, contact the Lung Institute at (800) 729-3065 to speak with one of our well-qualified patient coordinator about improving your quality of life.

 

5 Comments

  1. PB

    9 months ago

    Dear Shawn,

    We’re sorry to hear that you have been going through such a difficult time. Many people with chronic lung disease have a difficult time with lung infections. Remember that it’s very important to talk with your doctor about your questions, concerns, and symptoms. Because your doctor knows you and your health conditions the best, he or she would know what treatments could be helpful to you. You can also check out our article about the top 4 ways to purify air at home naturally. Keep checking back in with our blog to see new articles and ideas to help you and others with chronic lung disease. Just be sure to always talk with your doctor before starting or changing your treatment regimen. If you would like more information about stem cell therapy, please feel free to contact us at (855) 313-1149 today. We hope you have found this information helpful.

    Kind Regards,

    The Lung Institute

  2. Shawn rose

    9 months ago

    Hello I am 45 years old I have recently been diagnosed with asthma in the very early stages of emphysema in the past year I have recently been hospitalized with two bouts of severe bronchitis I would like any help or tips that you can provide me I’m getting healthier with my lung function have plans to start a exercise regiment and change my diet but this need to be headed in the right direction and don’t seem to be getting a lot of concrete answers from my doctors they’ve also told me that there is a hereditary enzyme connected to emphysema is this alarms me because my grandfather and my father both had emphysema otherwise I am very healthy I am an actress male adult there goes hunting coaches my sons ball clubs but just can’t seem to get just a cold it beats my lungs till I can’t breathe any help you can provide I would appreciate it thank you

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  4. Phoebe Brown

    1 year ago

    Hi Diane,

    Thanks for your post. That’s great that they are teaching you ways to improve your lung health. Best of luck to you.

    The Team at the Lung Institute

  5. Diane Lancaster

    1 year ago

    Am in pulmonary rehab ……they are teaching everything in this article.
    Everyone should in a program like this

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