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Can someone in cardiac arrest throw up while you are giving mouth to mouth?

Can someone in cardiac arrest throw up while you are giving mouth to mouth?

Yes but...: Currently the american heart association is recommending "hands only" CPR for cardiac arrest. That is no mouth to mouth. Giving mouth to mouth breathing does not improve outcomes ( while the chest compressions part of CPR does) the fear people may have about giving mouth to mouth breathing may prevent them from delivering needed help in a cardiac arrest. Consider learning the hands only cpr. ...Read more

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Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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Can years of alcohol and drug abuse result in a person's heart just giving out one day in a sudden cardiac arrest?

Can years of alcohol and drug abuse result in a person's heart just giving out one day in a sudden cardiac arrest?

Years of alcohol: abuse can lead to an alcoholic cardiomyopathy. Cardiomyopathy can lead to ventricular arrhythmia. Ventricular arrhythmia can lead to sudden death. In short, Yes. ...Read more

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What could be causing my back to hurt so bad I throw up and it sometimes feels like I am having a heart attack?

What could be causing my back to hurt so bad I throw up and it sometimes feels like I am having a heart attack?

Severe back pain: If you have not seen an md for this condition, you should do so immediately. It could me a heart attack - or gall bladder, pancreatitis, compression fracture of your back - all serious conditions. They are treatable, but until you know for sure what it is that is causing the pain assume the worst. Get to your doctor's office or an er now. ...Read more

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When a person goes into a cold sweat and wants throw-up is this a sign of a heart attack?

When a person goes into a cold sweat and wants throw-up is this a sign of a heart attack?

Nondiagnostic: Although these symptoms can be seen during a heart attack, they are nonspecific and can occur during other illnesses. A physician would take a thorough history and perform a physical exam,order appropriate tests and then make a diagnosis. If you're having these symptoms,it's important to call your physician for advice and evaluation. ...Read more

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I throw up in my mouth after i eat sometimes, why?

I throw up in my mouth after i eat sometimes, why?

GERD: These are typical symptoms for acid reflux problems that can be serious and destructive to your health. Please consider being evaluated by ENT doc. ...Read more

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Sometimes I wake up and feel super clamy and uncomfortable and then my mouth starts to water a lot and I throw up white foamy stuff. Should I go to dr?

Sometimes I wake up and feel super clamy and uncomfortable and then my mouth starts to water a lot and I throw up white foamy stuff. Should I go to dr?

Hypoglycemia: Sounds a little like your blood sugar may be low after a long fast. Unless, of course you are pregnant! Try eating a small protein snack at bedtime and keeping something like a banana to eat if you wake up in the night or as soon as you get up in the morning to see if it is better. Follow with a good breakfast with lots of protein. If it continues, yes, you should see someone. ...Read more

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I have trouble with sharing food, utensils or things that have touched other people mouth. If i share i will feel sick and want to throw up.

I have trouble with sharing food, utensils or things that have touched other people mouth. If i share i will feel sick and want to throw up.

A phobia?: Eat with your hands, carry disposable utensils, cups, etc. with you, or bring your own along to restaurants/homes. Better to enjoy social interaction with behavior that raises a few eyebrows, then no interaction at all. ...Read more

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No appitite, mouth over waters when i make myself put any food in first bite, swalow anyway, feel like i could throw up, force the swalow . Why?

No appitite, mouth over waters when i make myself put any food in first bite, swalow anyway, feel like i could throw up, force the swalow . Why?

Must see Dr: These symptoms require a full check up. Plz see your doctor so that he/she can run a full work up for your peace of mind. You are 69 yrs old and live in denver so I am assuming you have medicare and insurance is not a barrier to seeking treatment. ...Read more

Dr. Creighton Wright
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Heart Attack (Definition)

Heart attack is a life-threatening condition in which the blood vessels that supply the heart becomes occluded and thus the heart itself is not longer receiving any blood flow. Without this blood flow, the heart muscle dies and cannot pump blood to the ...Read more


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Cardiac Arrest (Definition)

Most cardiac arrest episodes are due to the heart rhythm becoming inadequate to pump blood to the body. Ventricular fibrillation is commonly the abnormal rhythm associated with cardiac arrest. If effective rhythm isn't ...Read more