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Does anoxia leading to hie happen because of a disease?

Does anoxia leading to hie happen because of a disease?

More event than ill: Hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy is by definition caused by lack of blood flow(&o2) resulting in damage to the brain. Consider a sudden loss of blood presure(bp) in a pregnant mom where blood doesn't flow thru the placenta or a baby whose unstable BP slows blood flow thru the brain.Either prevents nutrients from getting to the brain & injury occurs.An illness may cause a drop BP & trigger process. ...Read more

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What is anoxia?

What is anoxia?

Anoxia: Anoxia means lack of oxygen. At birth, anoxia may be responsible for many conditions, such as brain damage, cerebral palsy, etc. ...Read more

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Can one die of anoxia if fainting?

Can one die of anoxia if fainting?

Generally no: A simple faint restores adequate blood flow to the brain as you become horizontal, and recovery is forthcoming. If you die from a faint it can be from a fatal arrhythmia (such as from long qt syndrome or hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.). A physician can help determine if there is cause for concern. ...Read more

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A person who had anoxia has what type of personality?

A person who had anoxia has what type of personality?

Anoxia = no oxygen: Anoxia is the medical term for total lack of oxygen, which is not a personality feature. Someone who has been oxygen-deprived due to illness or injury can develop "anoxic brain injury" which varies in severity from total permanent coma to milder symptoms such as confusion, forgetfulness, physical weakness, disinhibition (doing things that aren't socially appropriate) and difficulty learning. ...Read more

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Is anoxia leading to hie genetic?

Is anoxia leading to hie genetic?

No: Hie, or hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy, is not thought to have a genetic predisposition. However, underlying conditions that may predispose to hie, such as fetal growth restriction, fetal macrosomia, placental insufficiency, abnormal placentation, etc, may have genetic bases. ...Read more

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What is birth asphyxia? Anoxia? Hypoxia?

What is birth asphyxia? Anoxia? Hypoxia?

See below: All 3 terms refer to a decrease in the amount of oxygen the baby receives during the birthing process. If severe, it could have an effect on the child's brain. ...Read more

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Can a baby die of anoxia if nose and mouth are blocked by meconium?

Can a baby die of anoxia if nose and mouth are blocked by meconium?

Probably: However, we know that meconium is itself related to fetal hypoxia (deficient supply of oxygen) so you may be looking at the resiult rather than the cause. ...Read more

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Why does sepsis show up as histotoxic hypoxia? Are they the same thing?

Why does sepsis show up as histotoxic hypoxia? Are they the same thing?

Unfamiliar term: Sepsis can cause hypoxia; indeed this is common. I am unfamiliar with the term histotoxic which could mean cellular death from lack of oxygen, but it's not a term we use in medicine. ...Read more

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Skin itch ?

Skin itch ?

Rash?: Is there anaccompaning rash? Isolated itching can be from the outside dry skin, cold, exercise or an irritation. From the inside due to medications, renal, or liver issues. Hydrocortisone cream, saran lotion, calamine, aloe vera can all offer temporary reilef. Need more info for a more specific answer. ...Read more

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