How do Navy Seals deal with hypoxia?


Navy SEALs deal with hypoxia by focusing on controlling their breathing and oxygenation levels. Dominic D'Agostino, Ph.D., mentions that SEALs use strategies to manage oxygen toxicity, especially when using closed-circuit rebreathers. These devices allow them to recycle their breathing gas, reducing the risk of hypoxia at deep underwater levels. The fundamental approach revolves around understanding and dealing with high-pressure oxygen environments to mitigate the risks associated with oxygen toxicity in critical operations 1.

Hypoxia and Neurodegenerative Diseases

Explore the connection between hypoxia and neurodegenerative diseases as Dominic explains how chronic hypoxia can contribute to conditions like obstructive sleep apnea and the subsequent oxidative stress in the brain. Discover the impact of hypoxia on blood pressure and the activation of the sympathetic nervous system. Gain insights into the physiology of hypobaric and high-pressure oxygen and its implications for hyperbaric oxygen therapy and Navy Seals.

The Neuro Experience with Louisa Nicola

Dominic D'Agostino, Ph.D: Ketones, Brain Health & Athletic Performance