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What is a stress induced coma? Can they breath on their own? What can you tell me about it

What is a stress induced coma? Can they breath on their own? What can you tell me about it

Not much: The concept of "stress-induced coma" has been studied in locusts -- but despite some bloggers commenting about themselves, i don't know of any human studies. Locusts can enter comas in response to stress. Neural and muscular systems shut down until the stress is removed. Could be an adaptive strategy to survive extreme environmental conditions. Not sure how that applies to these bloggers. :-). ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Stress (Definition)

Stress affects most people in some way. Acute (sudden, short-term) stress leads to rapid changes throughout the body. Almost all body systems (the heart and blood vessels, immune system, lungs, digestive system, sensory organs, and brain) gear up to meet perceived danger. These stress responses could prove beneficial in a critical, life-or-death situation. Over time, however, repeated stressful situations put a strain on the body that may contribute to physical and psychological problems. Chronic (long-term) stress can have real health consequences and should be addressed like any other health concern. Fortunately, research is showing that lifestyle changes and stress-reduction techniques can help people learn ...Read more


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Coma what some toxins that could cause someone to go into coma toxins from the inside & out the body?

Coma what some toxins that could cause someone to go into coma toxins from the inside & out the body?

Coma: Alterations in levels of consciousness can occur either by ingestion of toxins from an outside source or by having major metabolic illnesses that produce such alterations by internal mechanisms such as liver or kidney failure, and others. ...Read more

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What are the causes of a person to go into a coma if they got shot in the chest?

Lack of oxygen: Being shot in the chest will seriously compromise your ability to breathe. Hypoxia or anoxia may have taken place, resulting in brain damage. Another reason is that there may have been a great loss of blood, causing lack of blood to the brain resulting in brain damage. It is common for both mechanisms to co exist. ...Read more

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What causes someone to go into a coma?

What causes someone to go into a coma?

Several most common.: Trauma to the head damaging the brain most common, hypoxia-lack of oxygen, and toxins from inside the body or outside that shut down the brain's operations. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of a person going in and out of a coma multiple times in a day? Thank you.

What could be the cause of a person going in and out of a coma multiple times in a day?  Thank you.

Several causes : for coma, but going in and out of it in a day, can be just stupor not coma, at any rate if a person is that sick he/she should be hospitalized, good luck ...Read more

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What would cause someone to fall into a coma?

Multiple causes: Trauma to the head, severe brain infection, stroke, or any disease that prevents enough blood flow to the brain can induce coma. ...Read more

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Does a homeostatic imbalance cause a person to be in a coma?

No: Coma is an exceedingly complex subject, and far beyond the scope of our role here onsite. But if you have a specific question regarding yourself or another, provide additional information, and we would be happy to address this, perhaps in the format of a Concierge visit. ...Read more

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Why does severe diabetes cause a coma?

Why does severe diabetes cause a coma?

Dehydration: When sugar levels get so high it leads to dehydration and increase osmolarity of the blood. That means the blood thickens. This draws water and electrolytes out of the organs including the brain. That eventually can lead to coma. The key to treating the patient with high sugar and high osmolarity is fluids and electrolyte replacement followed eventually and gradually by insulin. ...Read more

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Symptoms of a melatonin overdose? Can it cause a coma?

Symptoms of a melatonin overdose? Can it cause a coma?

Overdose: A melatonin overdose could lead to symptoms like marked sedation, headache, nausea, vomiting, upset stomach, low blood pressure, dizziness, confusion, disorientation, tremor, liver problems, psychosis, weakness & seizures. ...Read more

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What diseases can cause the patient to fall into a coma?

Vast number: Of diseases. This can be caused by any neurologic insult, infectious issues, metabolic issues, etc. Coma is a very vague medical term that people don't use often in medical terminology because it does not tell us much. I am sorry i cannot be more direct with an answer, but without more history, i cannot clarify it any further. Again, the list is immense that can cause someone to fall into a coma. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me why diabetes, if severe, causes a coma?

Can you please tell me why diabetes, if severe, causes a coma?

Diabetic coma: When blood sugar goes excessively high, diabetics may not be able to metabolize it. There will be a build up of ketones as a result and a shift of the acid-base balance of the body and brain to an acidotic state. The build up sugar and ketones will alter the movement of minerals in and out of the brain cells causing abnormal function leading to coma. ...Read more

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Is there a chance of survival in coma cause by astma, it's more than a week now.

Asthma: In order for asthma to cause coma, it had to be a severe attack which involved low oxygen levels in the blood for a period of time. Survival is not usually the concern if the person made it to the hospital on time to be resuscitated. The bigger question often is what degree of function will remain when and if they arouse from this comatose state if the coma is not being artificially created. ...Read more

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What could cause a healthy seventeen year old boy to fall into a coma without any injury?

What could cause a healthy seventeen year old boy to fall into a coma without any injury?

Several causes: among the possible causes - intracranial hemorrhage, outcome of status epilepticus, underlying metabolic disorder that was asymptomatic but was triggered. In these situations one muct also consider toxins or effect of drugs. ...Read more

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Can one person without being in a coma have abnormal posturing? What are the causes of this symptom? Thanks.

Yes!! : Abnormal posturing can occur in a large variety of conditions from psychiatric states (e.g. Catatonic schizophrenia) to organic conditions including drug reaction , cerebral palsy, extrapyramidal disorders ( such as chorea, parkinson's disease, hemi ballismus dystonia's etc ) the list is not exhaustive! ...Read more

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Can an alive body confuse us as it is dead? is a person having coma looks same like a dead one, which points of appearance distinct coma and death.

Can an alive body confuse us as it is dead? is a person having coma looks same like a dead one, which points of appearance distinct coma and death.

Tests to consider: Usually we pronounce some one dead if they do not respond to painful stimuli (rubbing chest with knuckles) no spontaneous respirations, no pulse and no audible heart tones and pupils are fixed and non responsive to light. In addition you can also look at a EKG or heart monitor to see if there is electrical activity of the heart. If all else fails we perform a EEG to look at brain wave activity ...Read more

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Can sunstroke cause a coma?

Yes.: Sunstroke, as a result of dehydration, can elevate the body's core temperature to over 105 degrees. This can shut down the body's cooling mechanism and cause the patient to fall into a coma. ...Read more

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What causes a coma in a car crash?

Traumatic coma: Coma may be caused by an injury to the brain stem due to the back and forth movement of the head and brain . Other causes include the build up of pressure from brain swelling or hemorrhage, causing brain tissue to herniate across fibrous bands separating the different parts of the brain or through the foramen magnum putting pressure on the brain stem centers for breathing and heart rate. ...Read more

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What types of meningitis can cause a coma?

What types of meningitis can cause a coma?

Most organisms: Bad stuff if coma occurs with bacterial or tuberculous meningitis, and if fungal infection, may create critical issues. Viral meningitis may have a far more benign course, but NOT always. Coma is a sign of progressive uncontrolled infection, so, early diagnosis and treatment always the wisest approach. ...Read more

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Can epilepsy cause a coma?

Yes: Some type of epilepsy cause come, coma means absence of meaningful response to external stimuli like sound, pain etc. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what occurs to cause one to go into a diabetic coma and is it always fatal?

Can you tell me what occurs to cause one to go into a diabetic coma and is it always fatal?

Blood sugar changes: Coma more often occurs from severely low blood sugar levels, but could develop with poorly controlled diabetes causing striking elevations of blood sugar. Usually not fatal if problems can be reversed in a timely fashion. ...Read more

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I'm curious what could happen to cause one to go into a diabetic coma and is it always fatal?

I'm curious what could happen to cause one to go into a diabetic coma and is it always fatal?

Good question: Taking Insulin and then not eating can cause diabetic coma. It is not always fatal but should be avoided. ...Read more

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What causes a coma?

What causes a coma?

Coma : Think of the brain as having a wake and sleep center. When something bad happens to the wake center of the brain, it can no longer do its job to keep the brain awake in the spectrum of maintaining cousiousess. This can be from an anatomic/structural and/or physiological problem. Some of these are reversible and some are unfortunately not. ...Read more

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What can cause a coma?

Brain injury: Deep centers of the brain control the ability to react to our environment and control our basic needs. When these deep centers are damaged we lose the ability to react and control. This is described as a state of coma. Brain swelling, brain infection, brain hemorrhage, stroke, trauma, all can result in a state of coma. Recovery depends on the degree of initial damage. ...Read more

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What causes "food coma"?

What causes "food coma"?

Redirection of blood: Even though there is a dramatic increase in blood flow to the stomach and intestines after a meal (proven by ultrasounds) it is thought that it is the increased parasympathetic nervous system activity (opposite of the fight or flight sympathetic activity) which causes the feeling of lethargy. ...Read more

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Can a medically induced coma cause false memory?

Never researched : As far as i know this has never been researched. ...Read more

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Can pills put cause a person to fall into a coma?

Yes: Tiy should speak to you doctor about this if youi are concerned about medication you are taking or are considering taking. ...Read more

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What happens after a person wakes up from a coma? What causes this?

See: http://www.webmd.com/brain/coma-types-causes-treatments-prognosis?page=2

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Dr. Rashed Hasan
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Coma (Definition)

Coma = deep state of unconsciousness due ...Read more