Top
10
Doctor insights on: Hypoxia

Share
Dr. James Chapman
231 doctors shared insights

Hypoxia (Overview)

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 the oxygen ( cyanide).


1

1
How does hypoxia related hyperpnea affect abg's? Had gases with normal ph, pco2 low, po2 also low, hco3 20. Rr was about 36, saturation 97. Nonsmoke

How does hypoxia related hyperpnea affect abg's?  Had gases with normal ph, pco2 low, po2 also low, hco3 20.  Rr was about 36, saturation 97. Nonsmoke

Lung and kidney: If one has hypoxia, that is most likely due to damaged lung unable to pick up more o2. When someone breathes fast there is low co2, as it is breathed out. Co2 + h20 becomes h2co3 and in the kidneys become h and hco3 (bicarbonate) but since co2 is low hco3 is also low (the product) and this is the balance of the ph so ph is either normal or basic (high) due to co2 elimination by breathing. ...Read more

Dr. James Chapman
231 doctors shared insights

Hypoxia (Overview)

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 the oxygen ( cyanide).


3

3
How does pulmonary edema after heart bypass occur? Dad died 3 days after HB due to this, before he was put on vent he showed signs of hypoxia. Why?

How does pulmonary edema after heart bypass occur? Dad died 3 days after HB due to this, before he was put on vent he showed signs of hypoxia. Why?

Usually heart failur: The most common (but not sole) cause of pulmonary edema is heart failure. When the pumping function of the left side of the heart fails, fluid backs up into the lungs. That is pulmonary edema. It causes shortness of breath associated with low amount of oxygen in blood. If the bypass failed to improve dad's heart function that could have been a cause. MANY other causes are possible. ...Read more

4

4
What is hypoxia?

What is hypoxia?

Decreased oxygen: Hypoxia is a medical term for a decreased amount of oxygen in the blood. There are many reasons this can happen but it is a problem that requires evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

6

6
What does it mean if you have low oxygen levels in your blood tests?

What does it mean if you have low oxygen levels in your blood tests?

Lung disease: Is the commonest reason for a low level of oxygen in the blood. It can also happen in heart disease if the heart is failing and fluid builds up in otherwise-healthy lungs, or if there is a hole in the heart, causing blood to bypass the right heart circulation into the lungs and skip picking up oxygen there. These are examples of some common causes. Smoking, high altitude=examples of lung reasons. ...Read more

7

7
Do you know how a short period of hypoxia at birth could affect a child?

Do you know how a short period of hypoxia at birth could affect a child?

Minimal effect: Short periods of low oxygen at birth are not likely to have long term effects. As baby transitions into the first hour or two of life, they come from an environment (womb) where their o2 level was low by adult standards (70's) and modern devices often show quick drops below 50 during birth for brief periods. Those likely to show problems will often have a seizure ~24hrs reflecting injury. ...Read more

8

8
Can anxiety cause hypoxia, lack of oxygen problem?

Can anxiety cause hypoxia, lack of oxygen problem?

Many things..,,: Hypoxia refers to a decreased level of oxygen in the body. Many conditions can result in hypoxia including, but not limited to, lung conditions like acute asthma, copd, pulmonary embolism, etc., cardiac conditions like congestive heart failure, acute mi, valve abnormalities, etc., musculoskeletal conditions like als, diaphragmatic paralysis, etc. Hypoxia can lead to anxiety! ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
9

9
What is hypoxia and what does it mean if my doctor said I have a slight case of it?

What is hypoxia and what does it mean if my doctor said I have a slight case of it?

Hypoxia: Hypoxia means lower levels of blood oxygen compared to normal values. It could be caused by by diminished absorption of oxugen in the lungs (asthma, pneumonia, drowning, etc) or obstruction of blood flow in the arteries (arteriosclerosis, embolism, thrombosis) or in the veins (congestive heart failure, embolism, thrombosis, etc). ...Read more

10

10
How is hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy treated?

How is hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy treated?

Hearing loss: Theoretically, hypoxia can affect any part of the brain, hence it is possible for auditory cortex be involved causing deafness. Not sure how often it occurs. ...Read more