Too much carbon dioxide (CO2) in the blood: what natural treatment?
Caution : You must consult your doctor for your health. This page presents only a personal and alternative point of view which should not be considered as an attempt to prescribe medicine.
Headaches, breathing difficulties or even sleep disorders, the consequences of excess blood CO2 are varied.
This symptom, also called hypercapnia, is almost always linked to respiratory or endocrine pathology.
To be relieved, patients can only adopt a healthy lifestyle, alkalizing breathing, and if necessary resort to treatment.
Identify hypercapnia and facilitate patient ventilation
Each year, many people are victims of disorders of the acid-base balance.
In many cases, blood tests reveal excess CO2, more commonly known as hypercapnia.
The increase in the partial pressure of CO2 causes multiple and particularly uncomfortable consequences.
While this symptom can appear under certain environmental conditions, especially in air pollution, it is rare in healthy patients.
If hypercapnia is suspected, it is essential to be taken care of as quickly as possible.
You still have to be able to identify it.
How to recognize hypercapnia or excess co2 in the blood?
While certain symptoms are frequent and easily spotted, this is not the case with hypercapnia.
Indeed, this excess of CO2 in the blood can result from multiple factors and be expressed in many ways.
Among the possible complications, shortness of breath is the main consequence observed in patients.
They experience breathing difficulties at the slightest effort, which can have a major impact on the quality of life.
If it becomes chronic, hypercapnia can induce sleep disturbances, drowsiness or even headaches.
In case of doubt, it is imperative to consult a doctor.
The doctor will be able to confirm the diagnosis from blood tests.
A unique non-invasive ventilation treatment
Once diagnosed, many patients begin to seek effective treatment.
If you are looking for a natural curative solution, know that there is only one treatment that can lower your CO2 level.
Patients with hypercapnia may experience acute episodes of difficulty breathing.
In these circumstances, it is essential to allow them to breathe properly.
The ideal solution would be to learn to breathe well and more fully to better oxygenate the lungs and blood.
But for most people who do not change their breathing on purpose, they need to be assisted by a non-invasive ventilator.
This can be rented and is usually plugged in at night.
To use it, just apply the mask on his face.
The pressures exerted on the nose and mouth provide a certain well-being to patients.
Also, note that hypercapnia is, most of the time, just a symptom.
Also, it is necessary to identify the exact causes.
Indeed, it can result from respiratory diseases such as COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) or COPD, from Cushing's disease or from Conn's syndrome.
Prevent hypercapnia through a healthy lifestyle
While many pathologies can be the cause of hypercapnia, certain aggravating factors are particularly harmful.
To avoid this symptom, certain precautions must be taken preventively on a daily basis.
Limit your tobacco consumption
Among the known factors, be aware that tobacco consumption is often the cause of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
This devastating disease is the leading cause of hypercapnia.
To prevent it, it is strongly recommended that you stop smoking to allow the lungs to self-clean.
For this, do not hesitate to rely on a tobacco specialist.
With his experience and his sense of analysis, he will be able to accompany you towards a lasting and definitive stop.
Having been a former smoker, there is nothing better than drastically stopping smoking, accompanied by light sporting activity such as walking (minimum 2 hours per day) as well as sufficient food.
Take part in a sporting activity and take care of your diet
If you are a victim of hypercapnia, be aware that one of the main aggravating factors is being overweight.
Indeed, patients suffering from obesity often encounter dysfunctions of their respiratory system.
The excess fat exerts a strong pressure on the lungs, the latter then becoming less efficient.
Thus, the purification of carbon dioxide experiences certain difficulties, inevitably leading to an increase in its level in the blood.
To avoid all these inconveniences, it is imperative to adopt a healthy lifestyle.
Also, avoid alcohol consumption and a sedentary lifestyle.
Regular physical activity is strongly recommended.
Instead, gentle sporting activities, such as swimming, walking or cycling, will be preferred.
At the same time, patients suffering from hypercapnia must adopt a suitable and balanced diet.
For this, they are advised to favor fatty foods rich in Omega-3.
In addition, it is essential to limit as much as possible any consumption of processed fats (frying), sweet products, table salt and alcohol.
Hypercapnia is particularly uncomfortable and often associated with serious pathologies, so it is important to improve your lifestyle as soon as possible.
Adopting a healthy lifestyle, eating a natural and balanced diet, and participating in regular sports are natural solutions to prevent it.
The benefits of CO2
Before finishing, I would like to point out that CO2 is an absolutely vital gas for your body.
We agree, excess CO2 is toxic, but too low a CO2 concentration can also be fatal (hypocapnia).
Your acid-base balance depends on a good concentration of CO2 and therefore a good balance between acid (CO2) and base (oxygen).
It's the balance that keeps you in great shape.
But know that CO2 has absolutely vital properties such as oxygenation, sedation or even dilation of your cells.
It is therefore out of the question to minimize your CO2 level as recommended by some breathing therapists, but to balance it to perfection.
Note that the yogis, these masters of the breath, aimed to accumulate more CO2 in order to reach states of consciousness inaccessible with ordinary breathing.
But obviously, this hypercapnia is not sudden (smoking, toxic diet, obesity), but conscious (retention of breath, physical exercise, meditation, etc.).
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