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Is It Possible To Die Of Exhaust Fumes
Yes: Carbon monoxide exposure varies and the severity of symptoms is based on the amount of exposure. The symptoms of carbon monoxide exposure are consistent with the percentage of red blood cells saturated. First symptoms of exposure are headache, light headedness and fatigue which is usuall associated with 10 to 15% exposure. Significant symptoms begin after 30% and fatal at above 50%. ...Read more
Yes: Asthma comes in many forms.Some have it so mild they are never diagnosed while some end up in an ICU close to death in the first years of life and stay on meds for their life.Those with the worst forms of the disease are the most likely to die from an attack.Sadly,even with the progress we have made in diagnosis and treatment, the yearly rate of sudden death has remained relatively constant. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Smoking often triggers asthma and may lead to emphysema and chronic obstructive lung disease (copd). It also makes your airways (lungs) less responsive to inhaled cortisone. The american lung association has advice on smoking cessation and you may check with your local hospital re. Such a program. Can you name me one thing good about tobacco related to health? ...Read more
Just a few caveats: Best to avoid contact with carbon monoxide. All homes should have detectors, they are cheap and work well. Beware of some older cars, as exhaust systems may leak and enter vehicle especially in wintertime. At high altitude, always risk with inside fires, especially cooking with charcoal. Signs of early exposure include headaches, dizziness, and cherry red coloration at tips of fingers. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A concentration of 0.01 % co is lethal. How is it possible to smoke a cigarette and not die immediately?
Apples to oranges: Your concentration is looking at the measurement in the air that is being breathed. And it makes a great difference the concentration as it exists in the body. Obviously the amount delivered in cigarettes is less than immediately lethal. It does however attach to red blood cells and stays till they die reducing oxygen deliver to the tissues of the body. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
YES.: Chemotherapeutic agents can and do have significant toxicities and can lead to death. So (1) see a reallly good oncologist and (2) reseach carefully what the outcomes are from the agents being used. This is a highly regulated area of medicine - much knowledge is out there. The difficulty, at time, s is that the choices between alternate therapies is confusing. See a good oncologist... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends: "passing out" is generally called syncope. Some of the causes of syncope are important serious problems that can cause sudden death. Patients with certain types of heart disease, as an example, who have syncope may be experiencing episodes of extreme cardiac dysfunction, often related to arrhythmias and/or low cardiac output that could end in death. ...Read more
Probably not: It evaporates too quickly.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes: But it usually takes quite a bit of exposure to develop symptoms. ...Read more
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