Oxygen does not burn the lungs, it is the key to maintaining life

Doctor Irina Strâmbu, from the “Marius Nasta” Institute of Pneumoftiziology in the Capital, says that people should not be afraid of oxygen therapy, because it does not burn the lungs, which is “the key to maintaining life viral infection ”.

Assoc. Dr. Irina Strâmbu, coordinator of the Covid Pavilion at the “Marius Nasta” Institute of Pneumoftiziology, says that the human species is dependent on oxygen. If the lungs were not able to carry the necessary oxygen in the blood, the body would die from various diseases that could affect it – including COVID-19.

“In the COVID wards of the Marius Nasta Institute of Pneumoftiziology, patients often go to hospital with severe lung damage highlighted by frightening oxygen saturation: 70%, 60%, even 50%, which means that less than half of the red blood cells that reach the lungs find this gas to be able to take it and take it to the brain, heart … It is a priority for these patients treatment, according to the protocols in force, and first of all, the drug needed from the first moment in COVID is oxygen, which it is administered at a huge flow rate that allows the stature to increase to an acceptable level for the functioning of the vital organs, which have a key role in the body’s survival in the crisis generated by the virus “, says the doctor.

She adds that the experience of the pandemic has shown that the required oxygen flow can be very high, up to 60 liters per minute.

“Unfortunately, some patients continue to get worse with all the treatment available at this time, sometimes needing invasive means, intense and difficult to tolerate, which allow oxygen to reach the vital organs … and I am convinced that many of the have heard the words these days: non-invasive ventilation or intubation or mechanical ventilation. Oxygen therapy does not burn the lungs, but is the key to maintaining life in the hope of a favorable evolution of the lesions induced by the viral infection “, says the doctor from the Institute of Pneumoftiziology” Marius Nasta “.

(source: AFP)

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