Ditching home oxygen sure sounds like a good idea most of the time. It’s inconvenient and annoying.
Over 10 years, I’ve cared for more than a thousand people with low oxygen level.
One of the most common questions I am asked is, “Can you recover from low oxygen levels?”
The more chronic your condition, the more likely you will be to need oxygen therapy to live a normal life.
Amazing recovery from low oxygen levels is certainly a possibility, it just won’t happen without consistent effort on your part. NOTHING is impossible.
It’s understandable that your focus is getting your life back to normal. You don’t want to drag oxygen tanks around. In fact, you might be inclined to sit at home and wait to get better. I want to encourage you to get out there and live your life WITH your oxygen tank if you need it! (You may NEED it even if you don’t think you do!)
Your LIFE will becomes your exercise program when you insure safe oxygen levels while you get out there and LIVE!
If you push through your life WITHOUT needed supplemental oxygen you will cause yourself a whole lot of suffering.
It’s urgent that you prioritize your oxygen need. Below 92% IS harmful!
Even a little below 92% blood oxygen saturation is very dangerous.
IF you recover from low oxygen level, it will be from attending to your needs rather than ignoring them.
Gas laws are universal! This is not an “opinion”! Without AT LEAST 92% blood oxygen saturation there will not be enough oxygen PRESSURE in your blood vessels (pipes) to push the oxygen into your cells, tissues, muscles, organs, and organ systems. PERIOD.
Do not believe anyone who gives you advice that contradicts this truth. It will harm you!
So, can you recover from low oxygen level?
Sorry to ask a question with a question, but it is a question YOU should be asking …
“Can I die from low oxygen level?”
The answer to that question is, “Yes, you CAN die from low oxygen level!”.
Your situation might look different than the next guy, but there is no getting around basic fundamental gas laws.
If the oxygen in your blood is less than 92% saturated with oxygen, then the oxygen molecules can’t reach their destination using their preferred method of transportation, your red blood cells.
If you fail to meet your basic need for oxygen you will quickly deteriorate and quite likely suffer a life threatening event!
Here are a few “low oxygen level stories”:
Yolanda just hated using oxygen.
She had been hospitalized many times but just couldn’t bring herself to use it on a consistent basis.
Finally, after one hospitalization too many, she came to terms with it.
“I have to use this annoying thing, or I am going to die,” she said.
As a long time smoker, she knows it’s for keeps.
Robert didn’t think he needed oxygen except at night.
“That’s what my doctor told me,” he said.
The oximeter said he had an oxygen deficit with activity.
Robert was also over exerting himself with exercise.
“No pain no gain!”
It wasn’t easy to convinced Robert that he needed to use supplemental oxygen with activity and even tougher to get him to stay at a nice calm pace.
Robert began supplementing oxygen during activity, (and light exercise) and was so surprised to find out how much more energy he had to enjoy his family.
He felt fine when his grand-kids got out of school!
His usual nap time became routine fun with his favorite little people!
Jane’s story was deadly. Read it here -> Deadly Low Oxygen Level
Low oxygen level can cause vagal stimulation, which will suddenly stop your heart. Jane ignored her oxygen needs and suffered the ultimate consequence.
It is important that safety come first!
When your oxygen level dips it can cause your heart to stop!
Did you get that?
Low Oxygen Levels Can Cause Sudden Death!
Before you worry about recovery, make sure you DO NO HARM!
The key to getting off supplemental oxygen is strength building, BUT that is NOT what you think it is!
Please don’t make the mistake of thinking that means to hit the gym!
“No pain, no gain” is NOT a helpful philosophy at this point in your healing process.
You need to know how to gain strength without hurting yourself!
Chris became a Life Breath Club Member when he was fighting for his life.
He was in and out of the hospital and doctors told him his only hope to live was a heart transplant, because his heart would never get strong again.
Within a few weeks of applying the information Chris learned from the Life Breath Club he was feeling so much better that everything changed for him. He began walking, slowly at first but then for longer stretches with greater ease.
Chris got back to work and travel within a couple months!
Anita felt like using oxygen meant giving up the fight.
Oxygen seemed like a crutch more than a tool to Anita. She has been dealing with significant kypho scoliosis since birth, yet has accomplished more in her lifetime than a crowd of average healthy people could manage!
Her dis-ability never dis-abled her!
She is one of the most “able” people you will ever meet.
When she convinced herself that supplemental oxygen was worth her time, she was shocked at the benefit she gained from using it! Within a week she had dropped 7 pounds! The pounds continue to melt away even though Anita has begun to put on muscle weight!
Sleep apnea was something Anita thought she had under control, but once she dropped her blood pressure with all those pounds, her night time ventilation completely changed, as well.
Anita discovered that seeking health has taken her on a journey. She is just grateful that she now has plenty of energy to navigate her options and get the care she needs!
Education is your best defense.
Find out why how to address low oxygen levels and lose dangerous fluid weight.
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Carrie Tucker, RCP
“The Life Breath Coach”
Heart Failure Solutions
PS– Remember everyday:
- Relax and Release tension
- Exhale Slowly
- Be active in a way that adds Joy to your life
Plus pure water ~whole foods~sunshine~and laughter