Monthly Archives: February 2010

What is Oxygen Deficiency?

Oxygen deficiency is defined as an atmosphere that contains less than the normal percentage (21 percent is considered normal at sea level) of oxygen found in normal air. Oxygen deficiency has been associated with every major disease. This includes cancer, heart disease, and respiratory disease.

Oxygen Deficiency

According to scientists, atmospheric oxygen levels measured two times as high as those of today. As the human race becomes more deprived of the precious oxygen that it requires to maintain health, more serious health problems will surface.

Symptoms of Oxygen Deficiency

The list of symptoms associated with oxygen deficiency is lengthy.

  • acid stomach
  • bacteria
  • viral and parasitic infections
  • bronchial problems
  • chronic hostility
  • circulation problems
  • depression
  • dizziness
  • fatigue
  • irrational behavior
  • irritation
  • lowered immunity to colds, flu and other infections
  • memory loss
  • muscle aches
  • overall bodily weakness
  • poor digestion
  • tumors

Invacare XPO Portable Oxygen Concentrator

This list is far from all inclusive. The symptoms tend to start out vague and increase in intensity until a full-blown disease or illness surfaces. Oxygen contributes to ninety percent of our energy.

Cancer is believed to have one primary cause and that is that the normal oxygen respiration of the body cells is replaced by oxygen deficient, or anaerobic, cell respiration.

The eliminative processes of the human body consume large amounts of oxygen to rid the body of waste and toxins. Disease is due to the deficiency in the body’s oxidation process. This leads to an accumulation of toxins which would ordinarily be burned in normal metabolic functioning.

The bottom line is that oxygen deficiency is the catalyst for an endless list of diseases and illnesses that plague the human body. The lowered percentage of oxygen in the atmosphere has robbed us of our health and nurtured an environment perfectly suited for lethal diseases to thrive.

Oxygen Therapy has been used by many to treat oxygen deprivation. Many have found relief from oxygen deficiency through the use of modern oxygen machines or oxygen concentrators. These oxygen machines have improved the life of many and extended the life of others. The links below provide additional information about oxygen deficiency and oxygen therapy:

What is an Oxygen Concentrator?

Comparison of Home Oxygen Concentrators

How to Prevent Male Incontinence Accidents

The Cunningham Penile Clamp has brought control of incontinence to many men who were plagued with a constant leaking of urine. It’s a simple device, yet is extremely important to the side effects of prostate cancer, stroke, and other urinary problems.Male Incontinence Treatment

Successful use depends on choosing the right size. To measure, compress the penis between the thumb and forefinger, using about the same pressure you would use to stop urine flow. Now measure from side to side (not length), just below the head (glans). If the measurement is more than 2″, use the large size of the Cunningham Clamp. Below 2″, you will want the Regular. If the measurement is less than 1″, choose small size.

The Cunningham Clamp is a stainless steel frame that is hinged and supports two foam rubber pads. There is also a locking device. It contains some dry natural rubber. The penis is placed between the two foam pads and the clamp is closed. The bottom pad has an upside-down “V” that puts pressure on the under side of the penis and puts closing pressure on the urethra. The urethra is close to the bottom of the penis in the male. The objective is to use enough pressure to prevent leakage but not so much that it is uncomfortable. It can be used over and over. The sizing is by circumference, not length.

Once the clamp is securely placed on the penis, all you need to do is release the clamp in order to urinate. If you are using a self-catheter, you will need to release the clamp and then follow the same procedures you normally do with self-catheterizing urination.

Incontinence Device For Men

It’s a good idea to own two Cunningham Clamps so you can wear one while the other is washed and dried. You might even want to own three of these useful male incontinence devices so that you will have a spare in case you should lose one. It can be worn all day long, but you may want to release it from time to time to ease any discomfort caused by having it clamped.

The Cunningham Clamp should be replaced every three months or sooner if the foam deteriorates. Regular inspection for signs of wear is recommended.

To clean the clamp, wash it with mild hand soap in warm water and rinse thoroughly. Let it dry away from too much heat and out of direct sunlight. Do not use bleach, detergent, blow dryer, washer, dryer, or hot water with the Cunningham Clamp.

Vitality Medical has Cunningham Clamps in all sizes on its website, and the prices are competitive. Other incontinence clamp options include the Gyrx Squeezer Klip, The J-Clamp, and the Baumrucker Clamp. The Gyrx Squeezer Klip is anatomically designed for comfort and critical bloodflow patterns. The Squeezer Klip costs around $50 more than the Cunningham Clamp, but some find it more comfortable and it provides another great incontinence choice. Vitality Medical also has a number of incontinence accessories you will want to explore like the GT Urological ActiCuf, Dignity Mens Boxer Shorts, Depends Guards for Men, or the Mentor Freedom External Catheter. You can order from the privacy of your own home and it will be delivered right to your door.