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Hyperventilation How Fast Can Someone Pass Out If Hyperventilating
Varies: This varies from person to person ranging from fast to not being able to fully pass out. When one hyperventilates, the arterial carbon dioxide level drops, this causes a physiologic decrease in blood flow to the brain, and depending on the person, they may pass out due to decreased blood flow similar to a fainting episode. Don't try this alone or while standing. ...Read more
When someone cant breath do they pass out and then die or do they just die? How long can someone go without oxygen?
Thinking of suicide?: Are you thinking of hurting yourself? Please go to the ER right away, it is not worth hurting yourself, there is always a better solution ...Read more
R/O OSA: OSA can be suggested by history and physical. Excess snoring/daytime sleepiness/apneic episodes/ aM headaches. And the Exam obesity/small oral airway/collar size>18. The definitive test is a PSG with split night/CPAP titration. I would request copy of sleep study and get a second opinion if you are not satisfied with the options. You are young CPAP can be difficult to tolerate. ENT FOR UPP EVAL. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cheyne-Stokes: This is abnormal and needs medical attention. Maybe heart or brain related. When you hyperventilate, you blow off excess C02. and at some point your brain/blood vessel receptors will sense that the balance of C02 and Oxygen in the body is not right anymore. Then breathing will stop for a period of time (apnea) as an attempt to correct the imbalance. If this occurs frequently it can be dangerous. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What do is someone pass out and they start having an asthma attack when they regain consciousness?
No pulse: Cardiac arrest as the name implies is when the heart stops. When your heart stops beating, blood carrying oxygen does not flow to your body and brain. The body ceases all functions (you stop breathing, you are unconscious, the skin turns pale or blue). The best way to tell if someone is in cardiac arrest is to use a heart monitor (like carried by ems personel) to monitor activity of the heart. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It varies: Sometimes depression comes on rapidly following a death, traumatic experience or other loss. This is called reactive depression which can happen to anyone. Clinical depression is cyclic and probably builds over time due to stress and physiological changes. Many depressions are a combination of a reaction and physiological causes. ...Read more
Occasionally: Normally, tachycardia is your bodies response to prevent your body passing out. A condition called ventricular tachycardia, is rare in otherwise healthy hearts, but often leads to passing out. Supraventricular tachycardia (SVT); however, uncommonly leads to passing out. When it does, it's usually due to Tachy-Brady syndrome, especially in the elderly or while on rate slowing medications. ...Read more
Well, I would not : Use xanax (alprazolam) long term. There a # of ways to address anxiety: cognitive behavioral therapy, behavior modification, individual psychotherapy, group psychotherapy, psychotropic medications, qi gong, tai chi, acupuncture, acupressure, homeopathy, meditation, yoga, exercise program or progressive muscle relaxation (to mention a few). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can a fast heart rate during a panic attack damage your heart? Sometimes mine can get up to 150 or even close to 160.
At your age,: Heart damage during a panic attack is not likely even if it feels like Hell. However, years of unresolved stress, anxiety and panic attacks will absolutely do damage to several organs including your cardiovascular system. The stress hormone excess creates extra white blood cells and they can clog arteries or form clots (new research). So... Consider adding CBT therapy for skills to manage anxiety. ...Read more
Seconds to minutes : You would pass out within a few seconds and die (without help) in a few minutes. ...Read more
Doc Recognize: Panic attack vs Heart attack is something doctors deal with a lot. For a patient I would say that you should not make that difference. If you having chest pain or shortness of breath GO TO THE ER. Let us determine if you are having a panic attack or a heart attack. We are trained to tell the difference between the two, by asking questions, doing a physical, running EKG's, test etc. ...Read more
Can a migraine cause you to faint or feel faint? Can it cause a "shaky feeling" in head? Can it cause seizures? I'm freaking out :(
Migraine: Migraine headaches can cause the feeling of fainting, and shaking feeling in the head. Migraine headaches cannot cause you to have a seizure, but 6 % of those with migraine have a siezure disorder as well. You should see a neurologist. Often the treatment for one will effectively treat the other. ...Read more
Love to Life: It is an involuntary reflex. As long as we are alive and healthy our body maintain active all functions. ...Read more
Agree with variable: Counterpressure manoeuvres are effective but should not replace recumbent position. Putting hands together and squeezing to contract upper body muscles works as well as crossing legs and squeezing. Both accomplish an increase in blood pressure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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