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Would lack of oxygen at birth cause nystagmus of the eyes?

Would lack of oxygen at birth cause nystagmus of the eyes?

Yes: Brainstem damage can affect the neural pathways which control eye movements. ...Read more

Dr. Sheila Smith
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Hypoxia (Definition)

Hypoxia, is a condition in which the body as a whole or a region of the body is deprived of adequate oxygen supply. It is classified into 4 groups: - hypoxemic - oxygen is low - anemic - decreased ability for hemoglobin to carry oxygen. - ischemic - decreased blood flow. - histotoxic - oxygen is reaching the cells, but the cells are unable to use ...Read more


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Can lack of oxygen at birth cause a mental illness such as borderline personality disorder?

Can lack of oxygen at birth cause a mental illness such as borderline personality disorder?

No. Not BPD: No. There have been no study to date showing any correlation between lack of oxygen at birth and bpd. Developmental delays and some progressive developmental disorders, on the other hand, have had some data. ...Read more

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Does lack of oxygen at birth effect behavior?

Does lack of oxygen at birth effect behavior?

Yes it can: Many things can result from birth hypoxia: from nothing to severe cerebral palsy and death. Learning problems, behavioral problems, adhd, seizures occur at increased rates in neonatal hypoxia (oxygen deprivation). Not a good thing to have. If your baby suffered hypoxemia at birth, have her/him watched carefully by the pediatrician for the above problems. ...Read more

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If child does not cry at time of birth, he is having lack of oxygen?

If child does not cry at time of birth, he is having lack of oxygen?

Not necesarily: Some infants are rather quiet and ventilate well without ever crying. The iconic picture of a doc holding a kid up by its feet and slapping it on the bottom to get it to cry would be considered abusive by today's standards. It could hurt the hips and baby is allowed to pink upon its own with no negative effects. Monitoring of babies heart rate and breathing effort allow early intervention if needed. ...Read more

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Can anxiety cause hypoxia, lack of oxygen problem?

Can anxiety cause hypoxia, lack of oxygen problem?

Many things..,,: Hypoxia refers to a decreased level of oxygen in the body. Many conditions can result in hypoxia including, but not limited to, lung conditions like acute asthma, copd, pulmonary embolism, etc., cardiac conditions like congestive heart failure, acute mi, valve abnormalities, etc., musculoskeletal conditions like als, diaphragmatic paralysis, etc. Hypoxia can lead to anxiety! ...Read more

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Baby was born with lack of oxygen. What complications can this cause?

Baby was born with lack of oxygen. What complications can this cause?

Asphyxia: The lack of oxygen called asphyxia. It may cause injury to the brain and other organs. The neonatologist, who is taking care of the baby, should explain to you how bad it is. ...Read more

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Angina and yawning, is this caused by lack of oxygen?

Angina and yawning, is this caused by lack of oxygen?

Sort of yes but: Angina is the lack of oxygen in an area of the heart and is due usually to a closure or stricture of an artery.
Yawning is due to less oxygen and might very normal, happening when our respiration is slowed or just before falling asleep, is a normal happening. ...Read more

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Could a lack of oxygen to the eyes cause dark circles?

Could a lack of oxygen to the eyes cause dark circles?

Dark circles : Not enough sleep, illness, systemic allergies, dehydration, hereditary pigmentation (in darker skinned individuals). ...Read more

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Would a lack of oxygen in the brain cause an air hunger feeling?

Would a lack of oxygen in the brain cause an air hunger feeling?

Sure: The body is powerful and when not getting enough air (or oxygen) it will stimulate you to breath more coming from direction of your brain. It can also cause cloudy thinking or headaches. ...Read more

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Will a small hole in your heart cause lack of oxygen in your blood?

Asd or vsd: An atrial or ventricular septal defect(hole in the heart) that is small generally would not cause a problem with oxygenation. Moderately large or large size defects however can cause problems with oxygenation. ...Read more

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Help please! Could deviated septum cause dizziness due to lack of oxygen?

No: Deviated septum can lead to sinusitis and inability to breath from one side of the nose. ...Read more

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Does lack of oxygen cause you to sleep? I've been falling asleep a lot lately.

Does lack of oxygen cause you to sleep? I've been falling asleep a lot lately.

An : An increase on co2 levels (hypercapnea) has more of a narcotizing effect than relative hypoxemia (lower oxygen), but either condition is unhealthy. You may very well have obstructive sleep apnea leading to daytime somnolence. You deserve a good cardio-pulmonary examination by your internist, and likely referral for a sleep study (polysomnogram=psg). ...Read more

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Is the muscle pain after doing sport activities caused by your body's lack of oxygen?

Is the muscle pain after doing sport activities caused by your body's lack of oxygen?

No: No, it is caused by byproducts of the accelerated metabolism during exercise. ...Read more

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Can smoking cigarettes cause brain damage due to lack of oxygen or something?

Can smoking cigarettes cause brain damage due to lack of oxygen or something?

Indirectly: Smoking is a major cause of arteriosclerosis, narrowing of arteries and reducing blood flow to the brain as well as strokes. All can lead to brain damage. ...Read more

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Can breathing difficulty cause some effect with the brain because of the lack of oxygen?

Can breathing difficulty cause some effect with the brain because of the lack of oxygen?

Depends: Breathing difficulty can be associated with low oxygen delivery to the body and therefore the brain in multiple different conditions. Physicians can evaluate people for decreased oxygen delivery to the body through taking a history of their issues, performing physical exam, measuring oxygen saturation non-invasively as well as through other laboratory and diagnostic evaluation. ...Read more

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Can lack of oxygen cause only top lip to become purple or would bottom be purple too. Sometimes the upper lip looks purple but the lower is pink.

Can lack of oxygen cause only top lip to become purple or would bottom be purple too. Sometimes the upper lip looks purple but the lower is pink.

Unlikely: If you smoke cigarettes and have less oxygen consider a smoking cessation program. Your doctor can help you with this. She can also get a spirometry to check your lungs. If you just noticed an upper purple lip and you are not a smoker it could be from eating ice or drinking a cold drink. ...Read more

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Umbilical cord prolapse caused a 30-second lack of oxygen to the baby during delivery. Will the baby be okay?

Only 30 ???: I am reluctant to accept the initial statement as realistic. Once a cord begins to prolapse it can produce an intermittent but complete obstruction to blood flow that may add up to a significant o2 deficit over time. I'm not sure anyone can estimate the insult accurately. If only 30, probably no long term effect. If low 1/5/10 min apgars and seizures in the 1st 24hr,it was longer and more problemat ...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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Can you heal or reverse brain damage cause at birth from lack of blood and oxygen to the brain with healing foods or any break through medications?

Can you heal or reverse brain damage cause at birth from lack of blood and oxygen to the brain with healing foods or any break through medications?

I'm sorry: Please forgive my frankness. Charlatans prey on the desperation of handicapped people to make money. Anyone offering you "healing foods" or some magic supplement is trying to scam you. However, there are whole practices of medicine that focus on helping folks with this kind of disability -- not with the hope of cure or reversing the tissue injury, but making life easier and more enjoyable. ...Read more

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When I play basketball and doing weight lifting im easily tired and I feel sleepy? And sometimes I felt that I lack of oxygen? May I know the cause?

Many possibilities: But, based on your history, strongly recommend rechecking thyroid function, and if this is ok, might look at possible anemia, blood sugar issues, and the possibility of problems with muscle or nerve. ...Read more

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Do you think out-of-body experience is brought on by lack of oxygen?

No there is no evide: No there is no evidence to support this. It happens in near death experiences, sometimes spontaneously, and sometimes with physical and mental trauma, dehydration, sensory deprivation, sensory overload, use of psychedelic drugs, or dream like state.
But lack of oxygen is not the cause. ...Read more

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How harmful for your health is it for you to black out from lack of oxygen?

How harmful for your health is it for you to black out from lack of oxygen?

Not good...: If you "black out" from lack of oxygen, it means your brain in not getting enough oxygen. It could also mean integer organs are not getting enough oxygen, like your heart, kidneys, liver, etc. You need to find out why you don't have enough oxygen and get treatment, which may include supplemental oxygen, if needed. ...Read more

Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Oxygen (Definition)

Oxygen is a gas that the cells in your body need to work properly. The air we breathe normally has 21% oxygen. A maximum of 100% oxygen can be given. Babies with heart or lung problems may need ...Read more