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How Long After Someone Stops Breathing Can You Still Revive Him
A few minutes: Actually, it depends upon many factors. Breath holding is practiced by some who want to set records, but they train, hyperventilate & fill the lungs with 100% oxygen. Even so, oxygen deprivation & carbon dioxide elevations may cause damage or death, so it is not a good idea. For most, maximum voluntary breath holding does not exceed 1 or 2 minutes, or loss of consciousness & death may occur. Mfm. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Up to a few months: There is a large difference in response that's individual. Some people don't feel a difference when they quit, and others feel lousy for months. The brain likes having opioids around and would rather have you provide them (pills) than making the brain make them (endorphins). Our bodies preserve energy whenever it can get away with it. It takes a lot less energy to make you get the pills. ...Read more
Stopping HD: It truly depends on several factors. The most important is the patient's residual renal function. The more the kidneys work, the longer it takes for the toxins to build up. Outside of that, there are no set time frames. I have seen patients pass within 2-5 days but I have also seen patients live for longer than 3 weeks. ...Read more
Stent: Length of time to driving post stent depends on the individual and their response to the procedure. If everything went well and the patient is without symptoms or procedural complications by day 3, sometimes day 2 could be driving. ...Read more
When you get over pneumonia after having it for 3 weeks how long does it take before you stop coughing up fluids?
Depends on temp/size: In general, not breathing for 3 - 4 minutes will render you unconscious, and at 10 minutes brain damage starts becoming permanent. But if you are immersed in cold water, and especially if you are small so your body cools quickly, then much longer times of immersion without breathing are possible - there are cases of children in ice-water surviving intact after 66 mins under water. (20 mins adult). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If you have muscle weakness from percocet. How long after you stop taking it does it usually take to go away?
Not a common effect: If you feel it's related to your Percocet pain medications, you need to contact your pcp, and let her/him know that you're having this particular side effect. This normally doesn't happen with pain meds. So depending on when you stop taking them, symptoms should go away within at least a week (or five half-lives.) this is not a common residual effect. ...Read more
What causes episodes of gastroparesis when you have Bulimia? And how long does it take to stop happening after you recover?
Medical supervision : Please see your doctor, such symptoms may need medical supervision to avoid complications. ...Read more
Depend...: Multiple factors-aging, coexisting illness, drug use, supportive care, pace of change, etc., contribute to personal state of overall health, which in turn determines how soon a person may die. However, complete stop peeing secondary to bladder outlet obstruction would have never happened because overflow urinary incontinence will be naturally expected. More? Ask doc timely for personal specifics. ...Read more
Seconds to minutes : You would pass out within a few seconds and die (without help) in a few minutes. ...Read more
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