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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. Daniel Saurborn
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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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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

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