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How Long Can Someone Be Not Breathing Underwater And Still Survive Intact
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
This is the cessation of breathing for 10 seconds or more. Most apnea is obstructive being caused by collapse or obstruction of the airway leading to lack of air flow. However, it can be a central process, where the respiratory center of the brain fails to signal the respiratory respiratory system to initiate a breath. Lastly, some apnea is mixed central ...Read more
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If a murmur is found in an unresponsive cardiac arrest 5 week old infant, does that mean he still has a heart beat? My 5 week old son died on november 18th and i woke to find him not breathing or responding and he was a little pale.. The emt's and the doc
I : I am so sorry for your tragic loss. Are you sure that the doctors didn't mean that he had a murmur in the past and that he was in asystole when the you found him? If this is important for you to know, i'd hope your son's pediatrician would be able to clarify the situation for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not enough: Because you are likely not exerting enough. If you are doing cardio - target hr should be 220-age. If lifting... You are likely not lifting heavy enough weights or not performing enough reps. ...Read more
Yes : What is source of smoke? Cigarettes, fire? See your physician. ...Read more
Clear airway: If there is a pulse, open mouth and clear airway. If they are breathing without a pulse, chest thump. ...Read more
I have heard that anesthesia is "like poisoning someone near to the point of death and then reviving them, " and thatyou're "not breathing on your own." is it true?
Not even close: Many patients under general anesthesia breathe on their own. Anesthesia is extremely safe (safer than driving ur car). If the patient is undergoing an open thoracic or open or laparoscopic abdominal procedure they will need some amount of muscle relaxation. Most other procedures I have patients breathe for themselves whether they are intubated or have an lma. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
A lot of things...: This is a broad set of complaints that could be from any number of causes - at the age of 21, the likelihood of it being a significant physical issue is low. If it persists, see your physician. They can order simple blood tests to make sure you aren't anemic. You may want to consider other non-physical causes such as anxiety or stress. ...Read more
Baby breathing: We essentially help the baby breathe, even intubate if we need to and assist with breathing. ...Read more
Is breathing something we control or our body controls. Always feel like i'm not breathing right or taking in enough air.
Although you: Can over-ride it to an extent, your body has central "thermostats" that control how rapidly and deeply you breath. It's generally very good at adjusting it as needed. ...Read more
If an unresponsive victim is not breathing or only gasping, what should be the first aid response?
Assess: In an adult victim following bls/acls protocol you want to assess and call for help *911 since getting AED or other medical help is imperative when it cardiac cause. Want to make sure that the patient's airway is open and not blocked but in victim unresponsive you may not know enough about any neck trauma. Start CPR if no pulse, chest compressions 100x a minute. There is protocol. ...Read more
Why do I always pay attenction to my breathing? Like something i feel i'm not breathing right. Or breathing light. Lungs checked out ok.
Vague: The duration of your potential habit may determine if you need to see a dr. If you have other symptoms, don't hesitate and be examined. ...Read more
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