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Since peritonitis, sepsis, blood transfusion coma etc in 2003 im extremely fatigued 24/7. Iron, caffeine nothing helps. Opposite of how I used 2b. Why?
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 already, I would recommend going to a primary care doctor for a complete check up and laboratory evaluation, including having your liver and your thyroid checked. If all is normal, further testing may be necessary. Good luck. ...Read more
In messive barin hemrraige can upper brain stem recover with time passing?
person is in coma
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 damage remains. Some recovery may occur, independent of what happens to the blood. Recovery from coma may be very slow and hard to predict. The primary doctor should be able to help you understand the prognosis. ...Read more
When does low blood oxygen levels result in a coma? (I know it is under 74 because I was still sort of awake then although I suspect not much under.)
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? This is not used to generate concern about a coma. The pulse ox reading varies and is somewhat inaccurate. For most people, having insufficient oxygen for over 5 minutes results in brain damage, which may cause a coma. ...Read more
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 doesn't function properly. A person may be agitated at first and then sleepy. They can have seizures and then be in a coma if blood sugar is low enough and remains low. ...Read more
Below 60: Alteration in thinking eventually leading to a coma can be a result of very low blood sugar, but can also be a result of high blood sugar with ketoacidosis (excess of byproducts of abnormal sugar use) in the blood, or due to very high blood sugars and dehydration. Because development of ketoacidosis and dehydration require other factors, it is difficult to state an absolute upper limit of sugar. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If a person's blood sugar is really high and they go into a coma. Doctors would try to bring the blood sugar down, correct?
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 electrolytes are very important. It's a very delicate process that must be carefully monitored. And each patient is different. Adults are treated different than children and children must be even more carefully corrected. ...Read more