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Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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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).


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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. Abraham Jaskiel
238 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).


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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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How to get rid of eye redness after taking out contact lenses?

How to get rid of eye redness after taking out contact lenses?

Contact lensoverwear: If your eyes are continually red after contact lens wear I would recommend consulting your optometrist or ophthalmologist to make sure you are not developing corneal hypoxia or contact lens overwear before addressing the redness. Read more

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How can I prevent lack of oxygen in my eyes?

How can I prevent lack of oxygen in my eyes?

Not a problem: The front of the eye gets its oxygen directly from the air. Contact lenses can diminish this but modern designs minimize this problem. If you are having trouble getting oxygen to the back of the eye, then you have a major circulatory system problem which needs cardiac attention. Read more

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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

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What is a concept map of hypoxia?

What is a concept map of hypoxia?

Hypoxia: Any cause leading to low oxygen in blood - low oxygen in the air (altitude), poor breathing (poor ventilation), obstruction in airflow tract (asthma, copd, mechanical, sleep apnea), problems in lungs loosing area of air and blood contact (collapse, pneumonia, bloodclots), bad lungs (emphysema, fibrosis), lung blood vessels (pulmonary hypertension, vasculitis) and chemicals (cyanide, met. Read more

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How can hypoxia cause cell damage?

Hypoxia: Every cell in the body needs oxygen to function fully. Lack of oxygen will kill it. Read more

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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

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Can anyone explain the biology of tissue hypoxia?

Lack of oxygen: Tissue hypoxia means not enough oxygen is being delivered to the tissue in question. This may occur for many reasons including lung problems, heart problems, circulation problems or obstruction of the airway (as in sleep apnea) treating the underlying cause is ideal; supplementing with oxygen may also be helpful. Read more

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Please explain what are some symptoms of hypoxia?

Low oxygen: Hypoxia is the low tension of oxygen, hypoxemia is low oxygen tension or amount in the blood, desaturation is low measured oxygen occupying the red blood cells. When there is hypoxia, there is air hunger, so a person will breath harder to catch air, there is dyspnea. The signs could range from cyanosis or bluish skin or nail beds, confusion, unconsciousness or frank heart attack. Read more

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What is the definition or description of: hypoxia?

Low Oxygen Supply: 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). Read more

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