I. What is oxygen dependence
Medical dependence refers to the dependence on a certain drug, especially drugs that act on the nervous system are more likely to cause dependence, including mental dependence and physical dependence:
The so-called mental dependence refers to the abnormal desire of the patient for the addictive drug and the abnormal pleasure after taking the drug.
The so-called physical dependence refers to a certain pathophysiological change in the central nervous system after the patient has repeatedly taken a certain drug so that the drug needs to continue to exist in the body in order to avoid special withdrawal symptoms caused by stopping the drug.
Obviously, health care oxygen inhalation or oxygen therapy does not meet the above conditions, and the reasons are as follows:
1. Oxygen is not a medicine;
2. Oxygen is a gas that the human body needs to ingest continuously from the air for a long time;
3. Oxygen inhalation treats or alleviates the symptoms of hypoxia, which does not bring any special pleasure;
4. We cannot expect a life-long cure with oxygen inhalation. The previous symptoms that reappear after stopping oxygen inhalation are actually symptoms of hypoxia, not withdrawal symptoms.
II. What is oxygen adaptability
People living in a certain altitude environment for a long time will adapt to where the oxygen content in the air is. Suddenly changing an oxygen environment will not adapt in a short time, just like people living in the mainland suddenly go to the plateau, or people living in the plateau suddenly When you come to the mainland, there will be a process of oxygen adaptation. This adaptation is qualitatively different from dependence. It is also different from addiction or dependence on generic drugs. It usually gradually adapts over time. Oxygen therapy does not have drugs to enter the human body. Supplementing oxygen directly increases the oxygen content of arterial blood, improves the hypoxic state of the human body, restores and promotes benign circulatory metabolism, and relieves the symptoms of hypoxia pain. Therefore, doctors such as pregnant women and emergency patients may recommend oxygen therapy. Oxygen inhalation directly increases the oxygen content of arterial blood, which is different from taking medicine. People who take oxygen health care will not cause discomfort after stopping oxygen inhalation, but some of the original symptoms may repeat after stopping oxygen inhalation for a long time. Therefore, oxygen inhalation is not dependent.
So in general, long-term oxygen inhalation will not make people addicted and dependent.
In addition, the concentration of oxygen when inhaling oxygen is also emphasized. The higher the concentration of oxygen inhalation, the better. This concept is wrong. If the oxygen flow is low, the body will respond instinctively, and the central nervous system will automatically take deeper and wider breathing. If high-flow oxygen is used, people’s breathing becomes shallower. However, the long-term lack of oxygen in the body of emphysema patients has carbon dioxide storage. If the breathing is too shallow, carbon dioxide cannot be discharged out of the body, and oxygen cannot be inhaled, which causes the oxygen inhaler to fail to inhale oxygen. Therefore, patients with emphysema need to choose safe hypoxia. Therefore, patients with emphysema are advised to buy a 5L household oxygen concentrator. For mild cases, the flow rate should be adjusted to 1~2 L/min; for severe cases, the flow rate must be reduced to 2~3L/min
Respiratory diseases, cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases, postoperative rehabilitation, and other diseases must insist on oxygen inhalation! Especially serious diseases, oxygen inhalation is a necessary treatment for life-sustaining. Oxygen inhalation itself is not dependent. It is recommended that patients must inhale oxygen every day. At the same time pay attention to rest, strengthen nutrition, and review regularly.
If want to have a healthy body, you can take oxygen regularly, which can effectively help some friends alleviate the symptoms of hypoxia. Many patients with respiratory failure or those with cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases often have symptoms of hypoxia, Oxygen inhalation can maintain the oxygen supply of these patients’ friends to a great extent, and daily oxygen inhalation has many benefits for itself.