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Does hemachromatosis cause avascular narcosis? I was diagnosis with hemachromatosis in 03, surgery for fractured talus in 09, and may have avn in shoulder.

Does hemachromatosis cause avascular narcosis? I was diagnosis with hemachromatosis in 03,  surgery for fractured talus in 09, and may have avn in shoulder.

Not AVN: Hemachromatosis is often an undiagnosed cause of major joint arthritis requiring joint replacement. Your shoulder may just have advanced osteoarthritis associated with hemachromatosis. It can have the same appearance as avn. ...Read more

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What are some causes of narcosis?

What are some causes of  narcosis?

Stop Drug(s): These are the effects of (a physiological state) a physical or chemical agent that depresses nervous system excitability. Specifically, narcosis refers to a drug or drugs that .Produce such a "reversible" state. ...Read more

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What are some of the side effects of narcosis?

What are some of the side effects of narcosis?

Multiple: I think you mean narcotics, which are a class of very potent analgesic drugs. Common side-effects include constipation, nausea, itching, somnolence, rash, urinary retention. Serious side effects would include respiratory depression and arrest (think of all those rock stars that died from heroin overdoses) and lowering of the blood pressure. Addiction potential is also very high. ...Read more

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What's the danger of narcosis with a tonsilectomy?

What's the danger of narcosis with a tonsilectomy?

Minimal: If one takes pain medication appropriately the dosage should not cause a stupor or narcosis. If you take more than the prescribed dose you will have a significantly increased risk of narcosis. ...Read more

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Can you give me information on deep sleep treatment called narcosis?

Can you give me information on deep sleep treatment called narcosis?

Not a lot: But it is a psychiatric treatment where instead of using shock treatment or medication or therapy they put a person into a deep sleep for a period of weeks. Maybe one of the psychiatrists can tell you more ...Read more

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What is carbon dioxide narcosis in relation to copd?

What is carbon dioxide narcosis in relation to copd?

Cause of death: Carbon dioxide buildup happens as COPD worsens. In an acut exacerbation (sudden worsening), co2 will rapidly accumulate. This can lead to confusion, sedation, and decreased respiratory drive. If not promptly treated it will lead to death. ...Read more

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