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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

Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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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 severe hypoxia associated with premature baby last?

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 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 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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If mild hypoxia stimulates respiration, why does severe hypoxia depresses the same?

Hypoxia: Oxygen is required for tissues to burn their fuel, just like a fire burning a log. The human system can compensate for mild low o2 by breathing faster, equal to u blowing on the fire to help it burn. If the o2 is so low breathing faster doesn't get enough or the body becomes exhausted in the effort, the metabolism shuts down, equal to the fire going out. ...Read more

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How do you think severe hypoxia may cause bad heart rhythms in baby?

How do you think severe hypoxia may cause bad heart rhythms in baby?

Pre & post natal: The fetal or newborn heart requires significant amounts of oxygen to function &diminished levels quickly show up as a slowed heart beat (part of what's monitored in labor). If it is kept at low levels over long period the hearts electrical system may develop a rhythm problem. The most common is prolonged bradycardia from which the fetus/infant may not recover. ...Read more

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Help plz! Can severe hypoxia cause bradydysrhythmias more often than ventricular fibrillation and why?

Either or both: Severe hypoxia can manifest as extreme bradycardia which can degenerate into VF. Many factors influence this including underlying heart disease, electrolyte balance, medications taken to name a few. ...Read more

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Is severe ectopic heart beats dangerous w/ lack of oxygen to the heart w/ pulm stenosis, h murmur and severe asthma? Pulse is 120+ w/ heart medicine.

Is severe ectopic heart beats dangerous w/ lack of oxygen to the heart w/ pulm stenosis, h murmur and severe asthma? Pulse is 120+ w/ heart medicine.

Too complicated: In general the answer would be no, but your situation is quite complicated and you will need to discuss with your doc or cardiologist. ...Read more

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Does asthma cause hypoxia? What is the oxygen saturation in people who have asthma?

Does asthma cause hypoxia? What is the oxygen saturation in people who have asthma?

It can: Asthma can reduce the area of the lung available for co2/oxygen exchange and can do so with variable intensity during an asthma attack. Given a normal o2 % of 94-100, I have seen levels below 50% recorded but patients are usually quite symptomatic below 90%. When an attack is passed and the patient relaxed, the levels return to normal with work of breathing decreased to normal. ...Read more

Dr. Patricia Foster
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Very Low Oxygen Level (Definition)

This really depends on the patient. For normal patient who does not smoke very low oxygen level could be defined as an oxygen saturation less than 88% or a partial pressure of oxygen measured in blood gas less than 60 mmhg. For an active smoker these numbers may be different. For someone with underlying lung disease again these ...Read more


Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Asthma (Definition)

Asthma is a disease of the lungs caused by chronic inflammation of the airways most often caused by allergies. This inflammation results in airway swelling and hyperactivity leading to difficulty breathing, shortness of breath, dry cough, etc. MIT is a diagnosis made by combining clinical ...Read more