Do you or a loved one smoke? Smoking causes many different things to happen in the body all at once. For instance, nicotine reaches the brain in less than ten seconds. This is then found in every cell that it comes into contact with. Carbon monoxide can stick to itself and cause the red blood cells to reduce oxygen compared to a normal red blood cell. This should be frightening to everyone who reads this! Smoking can indeed cause oxidative stress, meaning it increases the aging process, promotes atherosclerosis, and damages the lung tissue. An individual who smokes has a weakened immune system and are constantly battling with carcinogens and chemicals in the cigarette smoke. This can cause inflammation and lower antioxidant levels in the body. There are so many reasons why smoking is detrimental to your health and many people want to indeed quit.
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
HBOT puts oxygen into the areas where red blood cells can’t go and this regenerates the blood. Oxygen is required for not only vitality, but life! HBOT slows aging and regenerates damaged cells and tissues. Research has shown that many individuals who’ve tried Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy say their cravings are nearly gone almost immediately. So, why is smoking so difficult to quit? Well, when your body ingests a foreign toxin it is treated like just that, something that should not remain in the body. Your body begins to build up defenses against this causing your body to build adrenaline in the bloodstream. Most individuals like this adrenaline rush because it doesn’t cause a sever reaction so they continue to crave these sensations over and over again until their addicted. Smoking is very similar to many other addictions like compulsive over-eating. Some people say that every time they eat a particular food they feel bad for eating it; however, they enjoy that food so much that they continue to do it. Why you ask? This is because their addicted to it. Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) is used for smoking cessation. Upon further treatment you feel better and possess greater lung capacity and more energy overall. This will in turn allow you to perform more physical activity because you have more lung capacity and don’t fatigue as easily. Stop Smoking-it’s one of the absolute worst habits you can ever start! Talk with your primary health provider today about your treatment options and what to expect with HBOT.
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