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Dr. Gary Sandler
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Collapse (Overview)

Collapse = rapid prostration.


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What causes the gallbladder to collapse?

What causes the gallbladder to collapse?

It's empty: The gallbladder largely functions as a bag that concentrates bile made in the liver. Between meals, bile flows from the liver into the bile duct, and it is "sucked" into the gallbladder where it is concentrated between 8-20 x. When you eat, various stimuli including cck release stimulate gallbladder contaction, and the concentrated bile is then emptied into the small intestine to mix with food. ...Read more

Dr. Gary Sandler
271 Doctors shared insights

Collapse (Overview)

Collapse = rapid prostration.


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What does a collapse sac mean?

What does a collapse sac mean?

Out of Context: That question is so ambiguous and out of context that it is impossible to comment on. ...Read more

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Treating a Collapsed Lung (Checklist)

Go to the ER for x-rays and initial treatment
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Use high flow oxygen
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What could cause someone to suddenly collapse?

Explanation: Thousands of reason. Your question should be more specific. For example, age, previous medical problems, drug use, medications, circumstances of this collapse, as minimum. ...Read more

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Coping with Earthquakes, Landslides, and Collapsed Buildings (Checklist)

Prepare emergency kit
monthly
Store enough food and water for three days
monthly
Prepare a first-aid kit
once
Get a flashlight w/ extra batteries
monthly
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What is blastocyst collapse?

Not a common: Terminology. Perhaps it means when an early embryo does not survive and collapses/shrinks. ...Read more

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What is cardiovascular collapse?

What is cardiovascular collapse?

Shock: Cardiovascular collapse is when you go into shock, with extremely low blood pressure and various other signs. Your heart can stop. Many possible causes like septicemia, heart attack, and others. ...Read more

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What causes a person's lungs to collapse?

What causes a person's lungs to collapse?

Varies...: Most commonly it is from either trauma that can result in increased pressures in the chest or rib fractures that tear the lung. The other common source is bleb or bullous disease of the lung. Imagine an overinflated balloon ready to pop. Something causes it to have increased pressure and air then leaks out to cause the lung to collapse. Other reasons can include cancer and bad emphysema. ...Read more

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Could depression brings to collapse?

Could depression brings to collapse?

Yes: Vaasovagal syncope or fainting spell is very common in people when they don't know how to deal with certain situations. If there is no other medical problem found is likely that "collapse" could be caused by the depression. Also if the depressed don't eat right may develop hypogycemias or dehydration contributing to the collapse. ...Read more

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What is the cause of sudden kidney collapse?

What is the cause of sudden kidney collapse?

Cause of AKI: Acute renal failure or acute kidney injury (AKI) can be due to several causes including severe dehydration, bleeding, intake of nephrotoxins (medications or chemicals), obstruction of urine flow from both kidneys (e.g. enlarged prostate, retroperitoneal fibrosis), acute inflammation of kidneys (i.e. glomerulonephritis), infection of the kidneys (i.e. pyelonephritis), and much more. ...Read more

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Why did I almost collapse after doing cardio workout?

Many diff things: Could range from just being out of shape to a serious heart condition. You should have this evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

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If you collapse from dehydration do you wake up right away when you collapse and how lon?

Dehydration: If one collapses from dehydration, one is severely dehydrated and won't wake up without intravenous fluid administration. Collapsing is a sign of severe volume depletion causing a low BP which is what caused the collapse. Once one has that low a BP, waking up is not possible without fluids being administered. ...Read more

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What can I do to reduce this anxiety and anguish that has built up over the years? I feel like I'm close to having a mental collapse.

What can I do to reduce this anxiety and anguish that has built up over the years? I feel like I'm close to having a mental collapse.

Therapy?: Have you yet tried any form of psychotherapy? Typically, the optimal combination of things to treat emotional issues such as anxiety or depression, which are common is medication (which, on your best day, is supposed to take the edge off symptoms) but the real gruntwork takes place in psychotherapist's consulting room. ...Read more

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Can allergy brings to collapse?

It can: Severe allergic reactions can cause your BP to lower, this may cause fainting. ...Read more

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What could cause a lung to collapse?

What could cause a lung to collapse?

Injury or luck: Ok, not really luck. Some people are prone to "spontaneous pneumothorax" where the lung collapses on its own. Other reasons include injury, infection. Treatment may include drainage with a tube or even surgery. Treatment options depend on cause, patient symptoms and conditions. More information necessary to properly answer this question. ...Read more

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Why and how does lung collapse?

A few things: There can be multiple causes of lung collapse. The can leak air like a flat tire. This is called a pneumothorax. The airways to different parts of the lung can be plugged causing collapse. This would be pneumonia or atelectasis. ...Read more

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Could I exercise after my lungs collapse?

Could I exercise after my lungs collapse?

Eventually but: Your lungs have to heal first! After healing exercise can usually be readily be resumed. .. unless your exercise involves SCUBA diving or summiting one of the 8km peaks of the world. Nonetheless why not review this with your treating physician about optimally timing. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could a sinus cavity collapse?

Please tell me, could a sinus cavity collapse?

Perhaps: 'collapse' of a sinus cavity may happen from bony trauma (e.g. Frontal bone trauma or maxillary cheek trauma). 'collapse' can also mean bony contraction of a sinus cavity over time for different reasons (bony inflammation from previous infection or surgery; silent sinus syndrome, bony tumor). If there are questions, you can see an ENT for evaluation. ...Read more

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If you do not drink enough water will you collapse?

Yes: There are many different ways you could collapse if you don't drink enough water. Some of the reasons are more dangerous than others. You should be seen by a doctor, if you collapse for any reason, don't assume it's simply from not enough water. ...Read more

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Could choking someone cause their trachea to collapse?

Not likely: The trachea is a rigid cartilage pipe. You should never choke anyone as it can kill! ...Read more

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Please tell me, could I exercise after my lungs collapse?

Yes and No: Depending on when, the severity, the mechanism of how your lungs collapse exercise may not be permitted immediately. I would see your doctor that diagnosed you with collapsed lungs and get clearance from them. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is is possible for your feet to collapse and cause pain.?

Is is possible for your feet to collapse and cause pain.?

Yes: This may be a stress fracture of a metatarsal, or especially in a diabetic, the neuropathy causes weakness of the muscles and the arch falls. A specialist can probably help. ...Read more

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What occurs when your lungs collapse answer asap please!?

What occurs when your lungs collapse answer asap please!?

Could be dangerous: If there is a pneumothorax and it is large or you are having symptoms, that can be a medical emergency. If there is "atelectasis, " meaning the lung is full of mucus or being compressed, then that is typically not an emergency. Both of these conditions can be referred to as lung collapse. To answer further, more information is needed. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about drug overdose leading to circulatory collapse?

Depends: On the amount and dosage of the drugs you take along with other drugs and alcohol. The most dangerous are the long acting opiates taken concomitantly with alcohol, tricyclic antidepressants, or benzodiazepines. ...Read more

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On occasion my leg seems to collapse for a moment and then recovers. How can this be treated?

On occasion my leg seems to collapse for a moment and then recovers. How can this be treated?

Leg at 70: You need to have an MRI of your lumbar spine to assess this. The real problem is if you fall and fracture your hip or leg. ...Read more