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Doctor insights on: Hypoxic Brain Injury Symptoms

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How does one get hypoxic brain injury?

How does one get hypoxic brain injury?

Lack of oxygen: Hypoxia means a lack of oxygen. inadequate oxygen can be acquired from a cardiac/respiratory arrest, from being overcome as a result of a fire, carbon monoxide intoxication, severe respiratory distress. ...Read more

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Dr. Vasu Brown
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Brain Damage (Definition)

Anything that disrupts tissue integrity can cause brain damage: lack of or reduced oxygen (stroke), viamin deficiency, pressure (hydrocephalus, or, bleeding or tumor inside the skull), blunt or penetrating trauma; infection; inflammation (immune system mediated or otherwise); toxins (alcohol, ecstasy, lead, mercury, arsenic, to name but a few); diseases (ms, diabetes, ...Read more


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Is it possible to recover from a hypoxic brain injury?

Is it possible to recover from a hypoxic brain injury?

Yes and no: Hypoxic injury can cause brain cells to just shut down, sicken, or die. Recovery depends on the initial degree of damage, the acute management, and the rehabilitation. In new born infants good success is occurring with brain cooling. Following cardiac arrest in adults the recovery depends on the quality of the heart, lung, and kidney function. Functional recovery is best with quality rehab. ...Read more

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Can you have a mild hypoxic brain injury without loosing consciousness?

Can you have a mild hypoxic brain injury without loosing consciousness?

I'm confused: Why are you asking such a question? An hypoxic brain injury is truly serious stuff, and would find it hard to understand what prompted your question. I am skeptical you have ever experienced this issue, but to go into further detail, contact our Concierge service. ...Read more

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What are the chances of a full recovery for a patient suffering fro a hypoxic brain injury?

What are the chances of a full recovery for a patient suffering fro a hypoxic brain injury?

It depends: Brain cells do have a remarkable ability to recover. They can go into a shock state following hypoxia. With good support and good therapy many may recover and return to near normal function. Many may die. The outcome is hard to predict, but full effort is justified. At some point it will become obvious the degree of damage that has been done for which no recovery is possible. ...Read more

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It happens that a brain injury cause symptoms years after?

It happens that a brain injury cause symptoms years after?

Long term sequelae: There are long term sequelae that may be associated with brain injury. The more severe the brain injury, the more likely the sequelae. Mri technology has exploded in recent years and allows one to see signs of prior damage to white matter tracts or signs of small microhemorrhages. An example of a possible long-term sequelae is the development of normal pressure hydrocephalus many (>10) years later. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms that can follow a brain injury?

Many: Lack of initiative, loss of taste/smell, nerve dysfunction, facial paralysis, weakness of the extremities, change in personality, loss of vision, memory loss. There are far too many symptoms that can follow traumatic brain injury- if you can imagine it, it can probably happen. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a brain injury symptoms to appear after a concussion?

Seconds to days: Most symptoms develop immediately or within a few minutes. On occasion, concussed patients may not notice symptoms for several days. One risk occurs in sporting activities when concussed patients have minimal immediate symptoms and are allowed to return to a game on the same day. Any athlete suspected to have a concussion should be held out of competition until cleared by a physician. ...Read more

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Can the effects and symptoms of traumatic brain injury come and go, on different days?

Can the effects and symptoms of traumatic brain injury come and go, on different days?

Sort of...: Usually the defecits are stable, they don't change. However, things like memory and attention can be effected by stress or mood states to when you are calm, the defecits may seem better but on a stressful and anxious day, they may seem much worse. ...Read more

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What symptoms follow traumatic brain injury?

What symptoms follow traumatic brain injury?

Several: Acutely you have headache, pain at the trauma site, possibly memory loss, over time there can be has, mood symptoms, memory symptoms, behavioral issues. ...Read more

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Dr. Barbara Lavi
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Hypoxia (Definition)

Hypoxia, is a condition in which the body as a whole or a region of the body is deprived of adequate oxygen supply. It is classified into 4 groups: - hypoxemic - oxygen is low - anemic - decreased ability for hemoglobin to carry oxygen. - ischemic - decreased blood flow. - histotoxic - oxygen is reaching the cells, but the cells are unable to use ...Read more


Dr. William Singer
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Brain Injury (Definition)

Brain injury is a condition in which the brain is damaged due to an injury. Brain injury often results when the head violently and suddenly hits an object or when an object deeply pierces the head. The symptoms of brain injury vary from mild to severe depending on how much the ...Read more