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Doctor insights on: Ards From Heroin Overdose

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Can withdrawal from heroin kill me?

Can withdrawal from heroin kill me?

Heroin withdrawal: "withdrawal" per se refers to the symptoms which occur upon abrupt removal of a chemical to which one has become "dependent" upon. In the case of heroin, or other opiate compounds, the person may manifest severe, profound, symptoms that may include sweating, chills, shakes, hemodynamic changes and frank seizures that may become life threatening. Medical attention is necessary. ...Read more

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Dr. Marvin Ott
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Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome (Definition)

ARDS, now know as acute respiratory distress syndrome, is an acute inflammatory respiratory illness resulting from lung injury that usually leads to respiratory failure and need for intubation/mechanical ventilation. It can be caused by an initial insult directly (as in a pneumonia) or indirectly ...Read more


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What causes death in a heroin overdose?

What causes death in a heroin overdose?

Two ways: Suppression of the drive to breathe is the more familiar. For reasons we do not understand, pulmonary edema may come on very rapidly and kill the person with a sudden eruption of foam from the mouth and suffocation. Neither is painful, but i hope that neither is something that you want. Good luck, and if you have lost someone, you have my sympathy. ...Read more

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How many teenagers die from a heroin overdose?

How many teenagers die from a heroin overdose?

In US?: Variable by location.I am unable to find anaccurate breakdown available that covers all US deaths from this specific drug. See: http://www.webmd.com/mental-health/addiction/news/20141002/heroin-overdose-deaths-doubled-in-much-of-us-cdc-study ...Read more

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Sure death from diphenhydramine overdose?

Benadryl (diphenhydramine) overdose: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) overdose is highly toxic, potentially fatal, and their is no known antidote. Death would depend on the dose taken and the time it takes to get definitive care (like having stomach pumped and IV fluids). ...Read more

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How could a heroin overdose cause acute respiratory distress syndrome (ards)?

How could a heroin overdose cause acute respiratory distress syndrome (ards)?

Leak: Heroin itself, as well as the many substances used to "cut" the heroin (think of it like the drug dealer watering down the drink, only ts the heroin being diluted, usually with talk, but any white powder, even bleach) can all cause direct injury the lung's blood vessel and lining, resulting in leak of plasma and fluid into the lung. This is exactly what ARDS is, pulmonary edema from leaky vessels. ...Read more

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Why does a heroin overdose cause acute respiratory distress syndrome (ards)?

Possible: Vomiting and aspiration can cause ARDS and is the most frequent cause in heroin od. Sometimes direct toxicity from adulterants in heroin can cause an acute lung injury. ...Read more

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Can you die from radiator fluid overdose?

Yes: Ethylene glycol can be potentially lethal. It has also been known to cause blindness. It is probably best described as a poisoning than an overdose because it is not meant to be consumed in any quantities at all. ...Read more

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Can you die from anticholinergic overdose?

Possible: Although anticholinergic overdose leading to death is rare, it is possible. Any drug overdose can potentially lead to death. ...Read more

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Can i die from ventolin overdose?

Can i die from ventolin overdose?

Yes, an overdose of: Ventolin can be lethal. Are you having thoughts of overdosing on ventolin? I you are please get help now. Have a friend or relative drive you to the nearest emergency room or call 911 if needed. With help comes hope. ...Read more

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Can someone die from a diphenhydramine overdose?

Can someone  die from a diphenhydramine overdose?

Potentially yes: If you or someone else has taken too much of benadryl, (diphenhydramine) or any other substance, call the national poison control center at 1-800-222-1222. For advice. ...Read more

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What actually causes death with a heroin overdose?

What actually causes death with a heroin overdose?

Two ways at least: I wish i had not seen this so often as a pathologist. Breathing may simply stop as a result of the drug. Or for some reason that we've not been able to figure out, the air spaces of the lungs suddenly fill with fluid. Foam gushes from the mouth and the user dies. I give families the comfort that witnesses to this event say it seems that the person does not suffer -- but who knows for sure? ...Read more

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Can I die of accidental insulin overdose?

Can I die of accidental insulin overdose?

Yes, but not likely: At your age the body is pretty resilient the mind still sharp and most errors of Insulin administration are engineered to be relatively small. But given the right circumstances it certainly could and does happen. ...Read more

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Can you die from an overdose on propoxyphene?

Yes: This is an addictive and potentially dangerous medicine and should be use only as prescribed. Overdose can occur. ...Read more

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How does someone die by narcotic overdose?

Stop breathing: Typically narcotic overdose affects the part if the brain that keeps us breathing while we are unconscious and individuals who overdose just stop breathing. Some narcotics can cause abnormal heart rhythms and death. Another common cause of death is aspiration (food/liquid, such as vomit) going into the lungs after becoming unconscious. ...Read more

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How come chronic overdoses on aspirin are more lethal then acute overdoses?

How come chronic overdoses on aspirin are more lethal then acute overdoses?

Not true: Who told you this? I've never seen anyone dead from too much Aspirin long-term though it can compromise the kidney occasionally. Acute Aspirin overdoses still kill plenty of people through a combination of repiratory alkalosis and metabolic acidosis. ...Read more

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Can you overdose from heroin while taking naltrexone ?

Well...be careful.: Yes. Naltrexone blocks opioid receptors, so it's a good option for people who are detoxed already. If Naltrexone is used prior to detox, it will lead to immediate withdrawal symptoms. In addition, use of opioids after discontinuing Naltrexone are at risk for serious overdose, most likely due to loss of tolerance. Naltrexone is best for motivated people who have already undergone detoxification. ...Read more

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Dr. Evert Eriksson
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Ards (Definition)

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