Lack of oxygen in the blood

Our blood contains red blood cells that flow in our whole body. The level of oxygen in blood decides how healthy our body is. All of you must have heard when our physician says our blood lacks the level of oxygen. What is the lack of oxygen? In normal language, we can say how much oxygen our blood cells are containing. It is also called Hypoxia. Lack of oxygen in blood badly affects the tissues and all organs of the body. It can have deadly effects on our bodies. The proper level of oxygen in your body is a must. Let’s have a look at how we can check the level or range of oxygen in our blood.


Shortness of breath

The most obvious sign is you are short of breath. Your heart is not able to pump properly. Your trouble to breathe. This leads to a racing heart.

The other sign is fatigue

As your lungs don’t inhale enough oxygen you feel a lack of oxygen. You usually feel tired. You may feel weakness or sometimes dizziness.

Muscle contraction or stiff muscles

You may feel stiff neck and head. This is the most common sign of a lack of oxygen in the blood. Your muscles are weaker. You may feel muscle contraction too.

Regular headaches and mental confusion

Our brain also needs proper oxygen to function properly. Lack of oxygen can lead to frequent headaches which can last for days. You may have some mental confusion, lack of coordination. Acute levels of low oxygen can lead to permanent damage to the mind.

High blood pressure

As your heart is not able to pump properly you may face high blood pressure.

Tests needed to diagnose

Two types of tests you need to detect the lack of oxygen in the blood-

Arterial Blood Gas(ABG)

This test is an accurate measure of the lack of oxygen in the blood. For this particular test, the doctor takes blood from an artery.

Pulse Oximeter(Pulse Ox)

This is another test conducted by the physician. It’s basically a device that sends infra-red light in your fingers, toe or earlobe and decides how much oxygen contents our different parts of the body carrying. 


Let’s have a look at how to increase the level of blood in oxygen. We can solve this problem by diet, exercise, and deep breathing activities-

1)Practice deep breathing-Its the key to boost oxygen intake in the body. According to a study, deep breathing increases 10 times more oxygen in blood and body. So sit calm and practice deep breathing. Take long and deep breaths so that more oxygen is inhaled in your body.

2)Eat a lot of green veggies add fruits and sprouts in your food. Reduce fat consumption. Include fish oil,omega-3,cold-pressed oil in your diet. The diet having antioxidants lead to a healthy flow of oxygen in the blood.

3)Practice walking, hiking and moving in an environment with clean air. Inhale good quality air in your lungs.

4)Supplements also help to increase the oxygen level in blood. So consult a good doctor for that. Proper supplements help to maintain the proper flow of oxygen in your body. and you start feeling more healthy and relaxed.

Author Bio

Sunita Panwar(Neetu) is living in Noida. She did her BBA(Bachelors in Business Administration) and MBA(Finance)from Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra. Sunita has also studied Journalism and Mass Communications. She had been in South Africa for 5 years. Writing is her passion. Health, fitness, and nutrition always has been her areas of interest. She has been writing blogs for some magazines and websites too. Authentic and interesting topics are what you are gonna read in the near future.

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