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Home Remedies For Unconsciousness
What do you suggest if my sister has high BP and diabetics and last summer she fell unconscious. After so much treatment, she is stil?
See specialist: As current MD should have been successful by now, IF YOUR SISTER HAS BEEN FOLLOWING MDs instructions/ medications ...Read more
Should paramedics ask family about dnr status before treating when called to the home of unconscious 92 yo person?
Yes: If patient is dnr, they should not have been called in the first place, and they should not provide heroic measures. ...Read more
Brother got both kidneys damaged. He is unconsious from 4 days. Dr says he should be consious in order to start treatment? Will he come out? Will he ok
Can't answer.: I understand your concern, but it is too difficult a question to answer on line. These things really should be discussed with your local doctor. ...Read more
Unconsciousness: Falling unconscious most often happens as a faint. The most common cause of faint is what is called a "vasovagal" reaction in which fright, pain, disgust, horror, or other stimulus triggers the vagus nerve to lower your heart rate until your blood pressure drops too low to maintain normal cerebral consciousness. The other major cause of fainting is just low blood pressure, eg., dehydration, etc. ...Read more
Depends on cause:
Fainting is usually caused by a sudden drop in blood pressure, often from suddenly standing or sitting up. Isometimes, a strong stimulus can cause the autonomic nervous system to over-react, lowering the blood pressure. The best treatment for fainting is usually to lie the person down and raise their feet.
Going unconscious can be from very many reasons and each cause has a different treatment. ...Read more
See below: Without knowing all the details this is hypothetical. If a woman passes out due to an extreme drop in blood pressure, this same drop in blood pressure is seen by the fetus. If this low blood pressure is prolonged the fetus will see a drop in blood supply, as well as oxygen supply. If continued for a long time this could cause the baby irreparable harm and cause a spontaneous abortion. ...Read more
Dangerous: It may not be painful, but it is very dangerous. ...Read more
Rectangle/square: When one faints, they become unconscious (not responsive to their surroundings) usually temporarily. When one is unconscious, they may remain so for seconds, minutes or a prolonged period of time. ...Read more
Unconsciousness: Unconsciousness = loss of consciousness.Get a more detailed answer ›
Depends on drug dose:
It depends on the drug and the amount. It might be for only a few minutes or for many days.
In any case seek immediate medical care and be sure the person is breathing; otherwise start cpr. ...Read more
Glasgow Coma Scale: How would a person knocked unconscious score on the Glasgow Coma Scale? It it depends on the testing. Anywhere from 3-15, however the score must include best eye opening 1-4, best verbal response 1-5, and best motor response 1-6. The GCS is based on an interactive exam. See this scale: http://www. Trauma. Org/archive/scores/gcs. Html can't open your eyes, respond nor move = E1V1M1= GCS of 3. ...Read more
This depends on the reason they're unconscious.
If they OD'ed on narcotics they need a drug like naltrexone ASAP. If they have low blood sugar they need sugar but if sugar too high they need insulin. If they has a heart attack they need CPR. If they had a stoke they need emergency care. If they just fainted let them come to on their own. But best is to call 911 so paramedics can assess and treat! ...Read more
Unconsciousness: Unless there is a witness to the loss of consciousness, then the evaluation of unexplained loss of conscious is the same -- to R/O potential etiologies - cardiac and neurological. In general, syncope is caused by cardiac events in 80% of the time, neurological events in 10% of the time and 10% is unknown. Need to see your physician for the evaluation. ...Read more
Unconscious: Check for pulse and breathing. If the mouth is open, put a soft item to wedge the teeth apart, then sweep the mouth with yoiu finger. Move the person away from sharp edged furniture. If no pulse or no breathing, before starting cpr, sharply strik the sternum with your fist, as it may start the heart beating. Give cpr, turning the head to the side in case of vomiting. ...Read more
Awareness: Consciousness basically means you are sensing the world with any of your 5 senses, you are aware of your immediate environment, and you can interact in even a minimal way with others and your surroundings. ...Read more
Hi, yesterday my wife felt unconscious and after that she lost her vision. After 20 mins she got vision but blurry and double. I am very scared, ?
Unconscious racism: It would be rare to encounter this amongst younger us trained doctors where we train with and treat patients from all walks of life. Doctors know first hand all humans are the same color underneath & most treat patients with the same principals regardless of one's race. When a patient senses unconscious racism from a doctor, it is likely the patient's perception and not reality. ...Read more
911, Heimlich, CPR:
If the person is already unconscious, first call 911, then try a heimlich maneuver. If that is unsuccessful, check for a pulse and start cpr.
Unless you are a trained medical professional, do not attempt to open an airway of any kind. ...Read more
Heimlich maneuver: If a person is seen choking and then goes unconscious, the rescuer can assume that the victim cannot breathe because of a foreign object blocking the airway. The rescuer can immediately use the heimlich maneuver to pop the foreign object out of the way. See this link for detailed instructions on adults, infants, and oneself: http://heimlichinstitute. Com/page. Php? Id=34. ...Read more
Jugular pressure: Not really.Get a more detailed answer ›
Sexual arousal: Pretty rare. Who ever believes in this is putting themselves in danger and should probably see a psychiatrist and a psychologist. ...Read more