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What is asphyxia? What causes it?

What is asphyxia? What causes it?

Low oxygen: Low oxygen is especially bad for brain cells and heart cells. There are many causes such as deep water black out and drowning, carbon monoxide intoxication, space exploration without protective suit, hanging, sleep apnea and many other ones. ...Read more

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What are the most common symptoms of delivery complication — asphyxia?

What are the most common symptoms of delivery complication — asphyxia?

Not subtle: Typically, a birth complicated by significant birth asphyxia, which is where the baby is not getting enough blood and oxygen to the brain, is followed by a floppy baby, often with little crying or breathing without help from the doctors and nurses, seizures may also be a complication. Baby's may need to be on a breathing machine. Mild birth asphyxia may only have low tone that goes away. ...Read more

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What are hypoxia and asphyxia?

What are hypoxia and asphyxia?

See below: Hypoxia is a lack of oxygen in the bloodstream. Asphyxia, or suffocation, is the consequence of hypoxia. ...Read more

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How are apnea and asphyxia differeent?

How are apnea and asphyxia differeent?

Apnea: This is simply stopping breathing, asphyxia is a low oxygen level — more correctly hypoxemia. Apnea can cause hypoxemia. ...Read more

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How does asphyxia cause congestion?

How does asphyxia cause congestion?

Hypoxia: In asphyxia, hypoxia develops which causes inflammation and lack of oxygen even to the heart muscles, the beating gets weaker, and the blood stagnates in the lungs and that is the cause of pulmonary congestion or edema. ...Read more

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What do you mean by death caused by asphyxia by ligature?

What do you mean by death caused by asphyxia by ligature?

Strangling: Death by asphyxia means a tight noose around the neck shut off-air and blood supply to the brain causing death. This can occur by accident or purposely. ...Read more

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Please help! What is the difference between asphyxia and hypoxia?

Semantics: Hypoxia is low oxygen tension in the blood or in the body. Asphyxia is when one can't breathe, as in choking or drowning and unable to breath in air or oxygen. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, can you tell me what is probable positional asphyxia?

Hi doctors, can you tell me what is probable positional asphyxia?

Asphyxia: Is the cutting off of airflow from the outside to the lungs as in choking. This can happen when on lying down the tongue falls to the back of the throat or the chest wall falls on the lung and compress it as in obesity. I have heard of that term but there is positional hypoxia meaning oxygenation goes down with position also called platypnea. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have a feeling of suffocation / asphyxia when riding in bike above 70 kmph?

Is it normal to have a feeling of suffocation / asphyxia when riding in bike above 70 kmph?

That is: Pretty fast.

I do not think this is something to worry about.

But check with your lung doc and ask about CPET to know for sure.

Good luck ...Read more

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What is birth asphyxia?

What is birth asphyxia?

See below: All 3 terms refer to a decrease in the amount of oxygen the baby receives during the birthing process. If severe, it could have an effect on the child's brain. ...Read more

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What kind of condition is suffocation (asphyxia) during birth?

What kind of condition is suffocation (asphyxia) during birth?

Lack of oxygen: Prior to labor, the oxygen line supplying baby is tucked in between the body parts in the womb & generally works well or baby wouldn't form right. Labor stresses baby, increases oxygen needs and increases demand on the placenta. If detaching, wrapped around the neck or tied in a loose knot;labor may lead to a cut off o2 and damage to baby may result. Forgetting to start breathing can do the same thing. ...Read more

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Could you give me a simple explanation on the relationship of hypoxia to asphyxia?

Could you give me a simple explanation on the relationship of hypoxia to asphyxia?

Choking: Asphyxia is the lack of ability to take in air as in choking, drowning due to water occupying space where air should be or simple occlusion of the airways so no air gets in, obviously leads to lack of air and oxygen and yes, hypoxia as the blood has no oxygen to pick up. ...Read more

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What is birth asphyxia? Anoxia? Hypoxia?

What is birth asphyxia? Anoxia? Hypoxia?

See below: All 3 terms refer to a decrease in the amount of oxygen the baby receives during the birthing process. If severe, it could have an effect on the child's brain. ...Read more

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Birth asphyxia, developmental delays, no chromosomal abnormalities. So what is it?

Birth asphyxia, developmental delays, no chromosomal abnormalities. So what is it?

Birth asphyxia: Birth asphyxia can cause all the issues you mention. It is important to enroll in an early childhood program where the PT, OT and developmental therapy staff can assist the baby in making as much progress as possible. ...Read more

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What meaning of mode of death asphyxia as a result of diaphragmatic herniation of intestine in lung cavity along with multisystem diseased process?

What meaning of mode of death asphyxia as a result of diaphragmatic herniation of intestine in lung cavity along with multisystem diseased process?

Complicated: You are describing a situation in which someone had problems with many parts of the body and died as a result of movement of the intestines into the chest through an abnormal opening in the diaphragm. When this happens the intestinal material becomes trapped in the chest cavity and cut off from its blood supply, leading to tissue death and edema. This would collapse the lungs. ...Read more

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Hi I am ahmed my daughter 5yrold she suffer from brain asphyxia since 3yr we try stem cell but without any response. Any other non-surgical modalities?

Hi I am ahmed
my daughter 5yrold she suffer from brain asphyxia since 3yr
we try stem cell but without any response. Any other non-surgical modalities?

See below: I am afraid not. With therapy, you may improve your daughter's condition, but not even experimental procedures are helping at this time. ...Read more

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70% brain damage, not in a single area, due to lack of oxygen (caused by asphyxia), what are the chances to awaken and regain full consciousness?

70% brain damage, not in a single area, due to lack of oxygen (caused by asphyxia), what are the chances to awaken and regain full consciousness?

Unlikely: The extent of brain damage is not as important as the specific areas of the brain that are affected. So, if the pons or medulla were affected, you would be considered brain-dead already. But, if you loose that much area, you will have significant mental status changes and impairments of motor function. This is not a good circumstance. ...Read more

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8days boy sever birth asphyxia.total bilirubin 58mg Diret bili 20mg.lncreased liver enzymes low haemoglobin.normal abdomenal ultrasound.what diagnosi?

8days boy sever birth asphyxia.total bilirubin 58mg Diret bili 20mg.lncreased liver enzymes low haemoglobin.normal abdomenal ultrasound.what diagnosi?

Very concerning: Massive hepatic necrosis in a newborn can be from herpes, CMV, medications, perhaps shock, etc. I hope for a good outcome but wish you strength and courage whatever happens. ...Read more

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What's traumatic asphayxia from?

Asphyxia: Asphyxia means lack of oxygenation. So any event leading to poor oxygenation secondary to a trauma. ...Read more

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What are the baby blues?

What are the baby blues?

Pp depression: The baby blues, and in worsening cases, post-partum depression, is relatively common. Some studies have shown the "blues" occurring in half of all pregnancies, and true post-partum depression in 20% of women. "Ppd" is real and treatable, and in some states, it is mandatory to discuss with moms before they go home from the hospital. If you feel the blues are worsening, talk to your OB right away. ...Read more

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I keep getting black and blues why?

I keep getting black and blues why?

Clotting issue: Could be a problem with your clotting mechanism. You should have it checked out. ...Read more

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What does it meanif you have blue darrhea?

What does it meanif you have blue darrhea?

Blue food: What comes in must come out — so what blue thing did you eat a lot of? If it's more reddish, then the concern is active bleeding in the gastrointestinal tract. If it is more blackish, this can be blood from recent or slow active source of bleeding. Please seek medical attention. ...Read more

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What are blue balls?

What are blue balls?

Here is my take ...: Blue ball syndrome is referred to feeling ill-defined "irritating" tension / ache in the testes or the sac "resulting from sexual arousal with poor coursing to orgasm. This term first appeared in the US in early 20th Century, have been sporadically discussed in layperson publication or conversation, & finally discussed in a pediatric journal in 2000. Its incidence and reality have not well-defined ...Read more

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Why do men get blue balls?

Why do men get blue balls?

Normal: When a man becomes sexually excited, the arteries carrying blood to the genital area enlarge, while the veins carrying blood from the genital area are more constricted than in the non-aroused state. This uneven blood flow causes an increase in volume of blood trapped in the genitals and contributes to the penis becoming erect and the testicles becoming engorged with blood. ...Read more

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