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How Long Does Hypoxia Take To Heal
Hypoxia, is a condition in which the body as a whole or a region of the body is deprived of adequate oxygen supply. It is classified into 4 groups: - hypoxemic - oxygen is low - anemic - decreased ability for hemoglobin to carry oxygen. - ischemic - decreased blood flow. - histotoxic - oxygen is reaching the cells, but the cells are unable to use ...Read more
Immediate with O2: Reversible ischemia is, by definition, reversible and as soon as oxygen delivery rises there are no long term metabolic consequences. If whatever is causing the reversible state persists too long, cells die. This is not reversible and "healing" generates a scar--or in some environments a nasty infection. Ex: a blood pressure cuff - can be up for an hour, reverses no prob! but don't try it at home. ...Read more
Depends: Most episodes of diverticulitis improve within 2-3 days of starting antibiotics and you are back to normal within a week. About 20% will not respond to antibiotic treatment and will need to have the infected segment of colon removed. If you are not getting better contact your doctor or go the the emergency room. ...Read more
Depends: Infectious pericarditis can be the result of viruses, bacterial or fungal infectiions. Viral pericarditis is usually self limited and usually lasts 2-4 weeks, less with anti-inflammatory treatment. Bacterial or fungal pericarditis is much more serious and can be life threatening (fortunately it is rather uncommon). Tuberculosis can cause pericarditis and can take months to resolve. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends...: The time it takes to develop COPD depends on many factors including genetic factors and the amount of cigarettes smoked over time. The more you smoke and the longer you smoke increases your risk of developing this disease. Smoking cessation decreases the risk of developing this disease. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It depends: Simple subcutaneous fistulotomy can heal in 7-10 days. Fistula procedures done for complex (high trans-sphincteric, multi- channel...) may take weeks or require a staged approach. It really can be a case that you cannot know for certain until your surgery. Advanced techniques in europe utilize fistuloscope for precise and - hopefully comprehensive single stage treatment - evolving technology. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depend: On the cause and how bad the chondromalcia is. ...Read more
Several weeks: Depending on the cause, the pain may disappear more slowly or more quickly. Pleurisy is usually a sign of infection of the lining of the lung between the lung and the wall of the chest. If it is a bacterial germ that is doing it, then an antibiotic will speed the improvement. If there is pneumonia (with cough and likely fever), the treatment may take longer as well. ...Read more
Acute pyelonephritis: Clinically with proper antibiotic therapy weeks. Antibiotic therapy may be seven to fourteen days depending on health of individual and type of bacteria.Pyelonephritis affecting cortex of kidney may take 6 months to entirely heal in children as far as normal anatomy of kidney. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
4 minutes or more: In the event of a full blown cardiac arrest there can be brain damage in as little as 4 to 5 minutes without circulation at normal body temperature. If the body had been cooled by submersion in cold water it could be much longer. Less severe lack of oxygen will take longer to produce brain damage. ...Read more
My grandmother of age 70 got cardiac arrest and hypoxic brain injury occured. How long it will take to recover?
Well : The majority of the recovery occurs the first three or four days. Then there can be some slow recovery of brain function. You really need to ask your neurologist or intensive care doctor what they think the prognosis is and what progress she's making ...Read more
Lifetime: It could last a lifetime.Get a more detailed answer ›
Depends on variables: Hypoxia at birth is relative, as all babies have lower oxygen content in the womb before delivery & the slower metabolism of the unborn is able to tolerate it.After delivery, baby works to breathe, maintain their heat & blood sugar & must increase their blood oxygen content. The duration of any oxygen deprivation after delivery effects amount of injury from none to lots. It takes time to tell. ...Read more
Wheezing Infant: Bronchiolit describes lower respiratory infection in young children, caused by virus, main symptom is wheezing. Most w/ bronchiolit do not become hypoxic, highest risk are less than 6 mos, history of prematurity or chronic lung disease. When present, hypoxia usual present in early stages of illness. Hypoxia is treated with oxygen therapy that can take several dys to wean. Illness can last 2-4 wks. ...Read more
It varies: Near the end of the 2nd trimester, certain areas of the fetal brain are particularly susceptible to drops in oxygen/ low blood flow, which can be caused by maternal conditions that necessitate early delivery for the safety of the mother or because fetal well-being is found to be compromised. Ob's get those babies out asap & neonatologists try to prevent further hypoxia, but the die may be cast. ...Read more
What are some long-term effects of chronic low-level CO & HCN poisoning (furnace$? My daughter and I still suffer hypoxia, will we ever fully recover?
Mgt: It would be helpful to review your blood gas results in room air. Do you have symptoms such as shortness of breath? Headaches? ...Read more
Well, it can't...: ...Last longer than a few minutes, because death occurs after that. ...Read more
How long after breathing has stopped, with no air in lungs, does cerebral hypoxia begin to happen?
Minutes: Usually within a few minutesGet a more detailed answer ›
Multiple factors: Multiple factors determine the recovery from hypoxia in neonates with pneumonia. Premature neonates are at greatest risk due to underlying prematurity related lung disease. Other factors include maternal fever or chorioamnionitis, premature rupture of membranes, sepsis, duration of mechanical ventilation, nosocomial infections, congenital heart disease etc. Discuss with your neonatologist. ...Read more
Suffered hypoxia after birth. find reading/talking aloud for periods at time strenuous. What to do to improve comfort in speaking for long periods?
Stamina: You have obviously found many ways to compensate for any longterm deficits from the hypoxia, so good for you! I suspect the best way to improve comfort speaking for long periods is to practice doing it, and gradually build up your tolerance. That may be important if it is a requirement for you at work. If it's a problem with friends, remind them that you tire easily. They'll understand. ...Read more
Can you induce voluntary hypoxia brain damage by holding your breath for long periods while lifting weights?
Hypoxia.: You cannot cause hypoxic brain injury by holding your breath in your alert, awake state. It does not matter if you are lifting weights. When you lift weights, you should exhale with each lift, and inhale with recovery. You should do the lifting movements slowly and with control for maximum benefit. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bad: Lack of oxygen in emphysema is general and not localized to one part of the body. Most critical and sensitive parts are brain and heart. If there is additional poor circulation to the legs, lack of oxygen will contribute to leg cramps, leg pain, nerve damage, poor wound healing and gangrene. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I get short of breath and feel as though theres not enough air for me to take in. I find this affects a majority of everything i do.
Get checked: There are many causes for shortness of breath, which vary from anxiety to infection to heart or lung problems. If you are concerned, the best thing you can do is see a doc. Your description of shortness of breath (can't get enough air in) is common in asthma, which can be relatively easily diagnosed and treated. Good luck! ...Read more
I keep having to take random deep breathes a lot recently, and i feel like i've not enough oxygen, but when I do it it hurts my chest?
Breathing saves life: You really need to see a doctor. If you have one, go. If not, go to an urgent care or er. It can be a small thing or a big thing, medical or psychological or a combination of things. Good news & bad news? The bad is that if you really are being oxygen deprived, your body will sustain damage. The good is that once you get to be seen you'll start getting this under control and feel much better. Best. ...Read more
Possibly: It depends on the severity and length of deprivation. ...Read more
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