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How long does hypoxia take to heal?

How long does hypoxia take to heal?

Complicated: It depends on the circulatory and pulmonary system, and the oxygen in the ambient system. ...Read more

Dr. Eric Weisman
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Hypoxia (Definition)

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


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How long does frostbite take to heal completely?

How long does frostbite take to heal completely?

Can take a long time: Frostbite injuries can heal very slowly. Often the final amount of tissue lost is less that one would predict initially. The general rule is: "injured in january, operated on in july.". ...Read more

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How long does reversible ischaemia take to heal?

How long does reversible ischaemia take to heal?

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

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How long does it take to recover divertictulities?

How long does it take to recover divertictulities?

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

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How long does it take to recover from myocarditis?

How long does it take to recover from myocarditis?

Variable: Severe myocarditis either improves quickly or results in death. Other forms linger for months and eventually resolve. Chronic forms stabilize but never resolve. ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover from sepsis?

How long does it take to recover from sepsis?

It depends: Some may be cured of it while others may not. It depends on the age, and health of the individual. It also depends timely appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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How long does it take whiplash to heal?

How long does it take whiplash to heal?

Varies: Pain/stiffness can last several days to several months. If pain is severe or pain/stiffness doesn't get better past 5-6 months then you need additional evaluation. ...Read more

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How long does gastritis take to heal?

How long does  gastritis take to heal?

Weeks likely.: This probably takes weeks to heal because the therapy (h2 receptor blockers/antagonists, antacids) may be administered over a period of several weeks. Even after therapy, things like not taking nsaids and bland, restricted diet might have to be continued for a long time. ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover from pericarditis?

How long does it take to recover from pericarditis?

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 more

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How long does emphysema take to occur?

How long does emphysema take to occur?

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 more

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How long does it take to recover from fistulotomy?

How long does it take to recover from fistulotomy?

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 more

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How long does it take to recover with pleuritis?

How long does it take to recover with pleuritis?

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

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How long does it take acute keratitis to heal?

How long does it take acute keratitis to heal?

Varies: This is largely dependant on the cause of the keratitis (viral, bacterial, chemical, exposure etc.). Assuming the offending factor has been removed, the cornea will generally heal in a few days. Either way, the problem should be managed with your eye doctor. ...Read more

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How long does a concussion take to heal?

How long does a concussion take to heal?

Maybe they don't: Emerging evidence from research in professional sports indicates that they may never heal completely, but may lead to mild traumatic brain injury syndrome. http://neuro.psychiatryonline.org/cgi/content/full/17/3/297. ...Read more

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How long does it take to heal broken shoulder?

How long does it take to heal broken shoulder?

Shoulder fracture : Fractures typically take around 6 weeks for the bones to heal, but many more months for full recovery. In fact a full recovery can take a year! ...Read more

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How long does urethritis take to heal?

How long does urethritis take to heal?

Depends on treatment: When you have urethritis, you don't want to wait for "healing": you want to cure it quickly with the right antibiotics. They work very fast. ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover from pyelonephritis?

How long does it take to recover from pyelonephritis?

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 more

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How long does hypoxia take to heal?

Complicated: It depends on the circulatory and pulmonary system, and the oxygen in the ambient system. ...Read more

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How long does it take before brain damage occur from lack of oxygen to the brain?

How long does it take before brain damage occur from lack of oxygen to the brain?

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

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My grandmother of age 70 got cardiac arrest and hypoxic brain injury occured. How long it will take to recover?

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

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Do brain cells heal from hypoxia?

Do brain cells heal from hypoxia?

depends on severity: It depends on how severe and how long the hypoxia lasted. In general, brain cells have limited regenerative capability. ...Read more

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What are the long term effects of congenital hypoxia?

What are the long term effects of congenital hypoxia?

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

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How long does severe hypoxia associated with bronchiolitis last?

How long does severe hypoxia associated with bronchiolitis last?

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

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How long does severe hypoxia associated with asthma last?

How long does severe hypoxia associated with asthma last?

Not long: If an asthma patient is severely hypoxic, their oxygen levels are low and likely, their carbon dioxide levels are high and this combination is deadly and if not corrected, will result in loss of consciousness, coma and death. ...Read more

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How long does severe hypoxia associated with premature baby last?

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

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How long does severe hypoxia associated with neonatal pneumonia last?

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

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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

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Can you induce voluntary hypoxia brain damage by holding your breath for long periods while lifting weights?

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 more

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What are the long term affects of lack of oxygen to legs in emphysema?

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 more

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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.

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

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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