Smorgasbord Health – The Blood – Oxygen distribution and waste disposal and Anaemia

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I have covered in earlier blogs the absolute necessity of oxygen to our survival. It is unlikely that you will survive longer than six minutes without breathing in oxygen, but it is also vitally important for the survival of every cell within the body. If an area of the cardiovascular system is damaged and oxygen is unable to reach the tissues directly affected then that tissue will die and the infection generated will compromise the health of the rest of the body. The most vulnerable parts of the body are the hands and feet where irreparable damage to the tiny network of capillaries could lead to amputation.

The red blood cells are responsible for the transportation of both oxygen and carbon dioxide within the haemoglobin in the blood.

red blood cells

As important as breathing in and utilising oxygen is concerned, getting rid of the carbon dioxide waste, which is produced during this…

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One thought on “Smorgasbord Health – The Blood – Oxygen distribution and waste disposal and Anaemia

    Rajiv said:
    June 2, 2015 at 12:43 pm

    For this, we need trees and clean air.

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