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Forum Name: AIDS
Question: Oxygen In the blood?
|divacoach - Thu Oct 20, 2005 12:19 am||
I was hearing that by having Oxygen in your blood, Disease can not exist, is this true? and they also were stating that having enough oxygen in the blood can help with the slowing of HIV along with the medication! Is this true? if so how do you get more oxygen into your blood stream as well as obtaining and developing a stronger immune system?
|dlugose - Wed Oct 26, 2005 3:32 pm||
There's no need to worry about shortage of oxygen making you more susceptible to HIV. Blood does not carry enough oxygen to be a big factor in killking germs. This idea may have started because in some people with a poor blood supply to their feet, infections are more likely to start, but there is in that case a serious oxygen shortage and fewer white blood cells to fight infection.
Your immune system tends to stay healthy if you are not malnourished and have a balanced diet. So don't worry unless you only eat junk food or fast food. Often having more than one or two alcoholic drinks also has a negative effect on nutrition and the immune system. It is much more important to follow other measures to decrease the chances you will have intimate contact with other people's blood. You can't tell is someone has a sexually transmitted disease, but watch for sores, don't have sex unless you are comfortable enough to talk about sexual history. People who seldom change partners are safer.
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