Regulation of Breathing The rate of Oxygen consumption depends on the activity of the cells. The rate of Breathing is controlled by the brain which monitors the concentration of Carbonic Acid (HCO 3 ) in the blood. In other words, CO 2 H+ are the controlling factors in rate and depth of respiration…NOT Oxygen!!!
Home Treatments for Minor Respiratory Problems Prevent dehydration Prevent dehydration Get extra sleep Get extra sleep Let yourself cough if you have a cough Let yourself cough if you have a cough For a sore throat, gargle at least once each hour For a sore throat, gargle at least once each hour