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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
35 years experience Gastroenterology
Complex problem.: After a life-threatening bout of peritonitis and sepsis, there can be many potential problems which could be causing your fatigue. If you have not alr ... Read More
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A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Goldie
48 years experience Pediatric Neurology
Pressure effects: Bleeding into the brain produces severe pressure effects that can damage the brainstem. The blood itself can dissolve and go away, but the brain dama ... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nalinaksha Joshi
23 years experience Neurology
Difficult : BP change on talking to the comatose patient means his autonomic system is responding to some stimuli not necessarily speaking. I am not aware of stud ... Read More
Dr. Jennifer Berkeley
18 years experience Neurology
Maybe: Any physiologic response to an external stimulus can be a sign of responsiveness, which is better than unresponsiveness. So, if a coma patient has an ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Olav Jaren
19 years experience Neurology
Well this varies: This varies a bit from person to person, so there is not really a number. It sounds like you are talking about the pulse oximetry reading, right? Th ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Heldman
33 years experience Cardiology
Circulatory pump: Mechanical circulatory devices are used for temporary support of certain patients w/ severe heart problems; some machines which pump and oxygenate the ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rajesh Boorgu
27 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Variable: Each patient is different but this typically occurs at blood sugars greater than 500 mg/dl.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kerrie Pinkney
27 years experience Palliative Care
Hypoglycemia: Low blood sugar, or hypoglycemia can lead to coma because the brain relies on sugar as its energy source. If the blood sugar is low, then the brain d ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jesse Chuang
17 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
No exact value: Everybody is different and tolerate different values. Just like alcohol, some people feel the effects at lower value while another person will take m ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
37 years experience Family Medicine
It's possible: Coma is one of the final responses to low blood sugar.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kerrie Pinkney
27 years experience Palliative Care
Yes. Slowly. : Yes but it needs to be done slowly and carefully to prevent brain swelling. It is not all about the blood sugar or glucose. The sodium and other elect ... Read More
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