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Wearing a mask has its benefits, but could you be wearing your mask too long?
0:30 The effects of a face mask on the lungsÂ
0:54 Hypoxic maskÂ
1:35 Is chronic mask-wearing good?Â
2:18 Taking a look at the different masksÂ
3:33 Other factors involved
Today letâ€™s talk about the chronic wearing of a mask. I understand wearing a mask in very busy areasâ€”especially if someone is coughing nearby. But, Iâ€™ve seen people wearing masks when theyâ€™re in there car alone or when theyâ€™re outside with hardly anyone around. Is this good or bad?Â
A mask can restrict the airflow to your lungs. Depending on what type of mask youâ€™re wearing, this will determine how much air is getting through. A mask can stress the respiratory muscles around the lungsâ€”especially if youâ€™re wearing the mask for a long period of time.
The mask I have on in the thumbnail of this video is apart of a hypoxic training program. I use it to purposely restrict airflow to the lungs intermittently during exercise. This creates stress and lets the body recover to build up the muscles around the lungs.Â
If someone is fragile and older, and theyâ€™re wearing a mask all of the time. That could be a problem because itâ€™s adding more stress to an area of the body thatâ€™s already weakened. When youâ€™re alone or outside, not around people, it may be best to take the mask off. Even if youâ€™re trying to get into shape, you would want to wear the mask intermittently.Â
If you put something over your mouth, obstructing the air, youâ€™re going to reduce oxygen into the lungs.Â
While different variables go into whether or not the virus can get through the mask, you also have to think about your susceptibility, how healthy your immune system is, and the viral load. If there is a small number of viral particles getting into your body, but you have a strong immune system, your body should be able to handle that.Â
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Dr. Eric Berg received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1988. His use of â€œdoctorâ€ or â€œDr.â€ in relation to himself solely refers to that degree. Dr. Berg is a licensed chiropractor in Virginia, California, and Louisiana, but he no longer practices chiropractic in any state and does not see patients so he can focus on educating people as a full time activity, yet he maintains an active license. This video is for general informational purposes only. It should not be used to self-diagnose and it is not a substitute for a medical exam, cure, treatment, diagnosis, and prescription or recommendation. It does not create a doctor-patient relationship between Dr. Berg and you. You should not make any change in your health regimen or diet before first consulting a physician and obtaining a medical exam, diagnosis, and recommendation. Always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. The Health & Wellness, Dr. Berg Nutritionals and Dr. Eric Berg, D.C. are not liable or responsible for any advice, course of treatment, diagnosis or any other information, services or product you obtain through this video or site.
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