Whenever the seasons alternate, many people with respiratory illnesses may inhale allergic irritants into the respiratory tract, causing sneezing, coughing, difficulty breathing, and thick sputum. The main cause of morbidity is caused by allergies. However, in addition to allergens, similar conditions occur when the body is deficient in water.
In general, we believe that respiratory diseases should be related to gas and allergens, but carelessly ignores the important role of water in the functioning of the human body. The book “You Are Sick, Just Water Shortage” pointed out that when the body is deficient in water, the immune system generates a large amount of histamine, which causes the body to send out a thirst signal and re-adjust the body’s water supply and demand; once histamine enters the lungs Department, the small bronchus will be abnormal contraction of the diaphragm, this time the respiratory tract will be narrow, making the air can not enter and exit smoothly, causing breathing difficulties and so on.
Experiments have shown that water has the characteristics of antihistamines. When the body has sufficient water, the production and secretion of histamine can be controlled. Therefore, it is important to treat asthma in time to add water.
Water deficiency or allergen stimulation, resulting in bronchoconstriction
When the body is dehydrated, histamine in the immune system enters the lungs and regulates moisture. At this point, the bronchus begins to contract, causing breathing difficulties and other uncomfortable symptoms.
Respiratory dryness can also make people breathless and allergic
The simple act of “breathing”, which is aspiration and vomiting, almost makes one ignore its importance, but if you try to breathe for a few seconds, you will know that it is impossible to breathe normally!
Respiration refers to the process by which oxygen reaches the body cells and cells use oxygen to generate energy. The human tissue cells need to continuously rely on the supply of oxygen to sustain life, and then excrete the carbon dioxide produced by the cell metabolism process. The respiratory system consists of organs that can exchange gas with the atmosphere. These organs include the nose, pharynx, larynx, trachea, bronchi, and lungs.
What is the effect of moisture on the body’s respiratory system? The book “The Revolution in the Body of Water” mentioned that water can not only maintain the moisture of various structures of the respiratory system, but also facilitate the exchange of gas in the lungs and discharge of wastes in time. In the process of breathing, the lungs need to evaporate water by breathing. To prevent the loss of water, the lungs will secrete histamine that causes bronchoconstriction to control the excessive evaporation of water. This is a self-protection mechanism of the lungs.
Anhydrous lungs, causing excessive respiratory sensitization
“The lungs are moist and dry,” and there is almost 86% of the water content in the lungs. When the body is dehydrated, the lung tissue becomes fragile and does not need water to keep it moist. In the absence of water moisture, it will affect the operation of the respiratory process, resulting in respiratory failure; and histamine is the mechanism of the body to protect the body’s immune system, when the body is deficient, histamine will make the bronchial contraction abnormalities, Reducing air flow through the lungs leads to excessive sensitivity of the respiratory tract to external stimuli, and symptoms such as asthma and respiratory allergies can occur.
In addition, shortness of breath may be caused by lack of water. Once the body is deprived of water, the human body cannot obtain oxygen through respiration, and the amount of water in the blood is also insufficient. As a result, the ability of the blood to transport oxygen is also greatly reduced. Human tissues and organs cannot obtain oxygen and nutrients for metabolic activity immediately. In other words, when there is a lack of water, it is accompanied by ischemia, lack of oxygen, and lack of energy, so the phenomenon of shortness of breath occurs.
The exchange of oxygen between the alveoli and blood vessels
In the fresh air we breathe into our lungs, there is more oxygen. When the gas is diffused, it is diffused from the high pressure to the low pressure. Therefore, when the oxygen pressure in the alveoli is much higher than the oxygen pressure of the blood in the capillaries, oxygen naturally diffuses from the alveoli to the capillary blood.