Friday, July 12, 2013

CO2 and Everest

CO2 and Everest

Andre Willers
12 Jul 2013
Synopsis :
CO2 levels , not O2 levels ,  govern high-altitude adaptation . An ordinary person can climb Everest without oxygen using a paper bag for breathing .

Discussion :
1.Flying :
The plane cabin pressure is at +-7 000 ft .  Just breathe through a paper bag to counter the altitude effect .
2.Sea level :
Notice that the Yogi’s have a higher CO2 partial pressure even at sea level . Appendix I
3.What does this mean ?
An athlete will perform better if he has ventilated through a paper bag .Increasing CO2 levels .
4.Diabetes II
Higher CO2 concentrations will slow mitochondrial spins . This triggers cell-wall slower transfer of insulin . It resets the mechanism  . Better control afterward .
Just breathe into a paperbag  for about 10 breaths .
5. Then test blood sugar or climb Everest .


Appendix I
Mean (SD) partial pressure of oxygen and carbon dioxide by altitude
PaO2=partial pressure of oxygen; PaCO2=partial pressure of carbon dioxide.

Notice that trained breathers (yoga) has higher CO2 levels than controls .

Appendix II
CO2 Deprivation .

Andre Willers
7 Jun 2013
Mammals evolved at 1000 ppm CO2 . Present 400 ppm CO2 causes many respiratory and muscle problems .
What gives ?
Short and sweet .

Coughing and mucous . Colds . Flu ?

2.Tetany .
Low CO2 causes calcium channel problems . Ref ACE blockers .
3.Smoking .
The sensors are on the alveoli , not in the blood stream . Smoking immediately relieves tetany symptoms .
4.Breathing exercises won’t help . The gas mixture has to be about 1000 ppm CO2 .
5. Brown paper bag .
Works .

6. Metered CO2 using SCUBA gear .
Just make sure the CO2 is pure .

7. Blood pressure effect .
The CO2 level affects the acidity of the blood , hence the viscosity , hence the Blood Pressure .

8. A plain paper bag works well , but where did you get them goo-goo eyes from ?

Tetanically yours ,
Andre .

Appendix III
Lack of CO2 causes muscles to contract in contradictory fashion .  This leads to reduced efficiency of muscles . Including breathing .


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