Hypoxia is a condition in which the body or a region of the body is deprived of adequate oxygen supply at the tissue level. Hypoxia may be classified as either generalized, affecting the whole body, or local, affecting a region of the body. Basically it is an absence of enough oxygen in the tissues to sustain bodily functions.
Breathing over and over exhaled air with the face mask on turns into carbon dioxide, which may cause us to feel dizzy. This intoxicates the person wearing the mask and much more when he must move about or carry out displacement actions.
It may cause discomfort, loss of reflexes, and conscious thought. It generates great fatigue. In addition, oxygen deficiency causes glucose breakdown and endangered lactic acid rise.
Some people drive their car with the face mask on, that is very dangerous, because, the stale air can make the driver lose consciousness.
It is recommended to use it only if you have someone in front or very close, and it is important to remember to lift it every 10 minutes to continue feeling healthy.
It is counterproductive for people who serve the public for 8 hours, as they are intoxicating themselves without knowing it.
All lives are important.! “
Less be aware that prevention does not lead you to another problem … let’s use the face mask knowingly.
Other Possible issues that may stem from using Face Mask
Skin Damage From Prolonged Use of Face Masks
The Face mask is characterized by it’s tight facial fit, which forms a seal around the mouth and nose. While those characteristics make it effective at filtering out airborne particles, it also creates a frictional force and pressure load. The study found pressure ulcers form as the result of “intense and prolonged” pressure. Additionally, areas where bone is close to the skin, such as the nose, are prone to greater damage.
Researchers calculated that the resulting pressure from medical masks can be greater than an equivalent of 3 pounds per square inch on the face’s soft tissue. When a medical worker wears a mask for hours on end every day, that number begins to feel significant.
A mask wearer’s skin condition and microclimate can further exacerbate damage caused by pressure ulcers. While skin excessively moisturized by sweat and humidity is susceptible to irritation, so can over-dry skin lead to greater inflammation by cracks and fissures. Further, masks may trap heat, causing greater humidity and increasing skin fragility.
For now, healthcare workers can protect their skin by keeping it clean and moisturized. But it is important to be mindful that bandages on irritated areas of the face would prevent masks from properly keeping out airborne particles. Those wearing cloth masks in public can also prevent irritation of their own by moisturizing about a half-hour before putting on their face masks. Otherwise, the moisturizer may cause greater friction between mask and skin.
In the future, mask designs which take the pressure away from the bridge of the nose could prevent the formation of pressure ulcers.