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Can not getting enough oxygen in your brain cause memory loss?

Can not getting enough oxygen in your brain cause memory loss?

Yes: Anoxia, or loss of oxygen, to the brain can cause brain damage if enough time has past, including but not limited to memory loss. ...Read more

Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Oxygen (Definition)

Oxygen is a gas that the cells in your body need to work properly. The air we breathe normally has 21% oxygen. A maximum of 100% oxygen can be given. Babies with heart or lung problems may need ...Read more


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What are symptoms of cerebral oxygen deficiency?

What are symptoms of cerebral oxygen deficiency?

Hypoxia: Lowered oxygen to any area will cause decrease in function, in the brain, confusion, and lethargy, and sometimes headache. ...Read more

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My grandpa have chronic microvascular ischemic changes. He has deficiency in vit B12, show low O2 in the brain, have memory loss, his behavior has changed?

My grandpa have chronic microvascular ischemic changes. He has deficiency in vit B12, show low O2 in the brain, have memory loss, his behavior has changed?

? vascular dementia: 1. Get the vitamin B-12 into normal range with injections. 2. He may have had small strokes which need to be prevented with medication. 3. Could have Alzheimer's. Any of above separately or together could affect memory and behavior. A neurologist can help. ...Read more

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What are the effects of lack of oxygen to the brain?

What are the effects of lack of oxygen to the brain?

Stroke or death: If localized area then patient will have stroke but if it's global and for long time then can cause brain death. ...Read more

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Does bad posture actualy reduce oxygen to the brain?

Does bad posture actualy reduce oxygen to the brain?

Doubt it: Not that I know of, nor have I read anything in the literature to suggest thos. ...Read more

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What are some disorders that can be caused by the baby not getting enough oxygen to the Brain? And which of them are most similar to a vegetative state

What are some disorders that can be caused by the baby not getting enough oxygen to the Brain? And which of them are most similar to a vegetative state

Different issues...: Time to talk with the baby's pediatrician, as a parent can get confused about what's happening to the baby. Being in a vegetative state is what we humans all try to avoid, because vegetative means we have only a portion of the life we are supposed to have as animals. Not getting enough oxygen is a different issue. One has to ask about oxygen... how little, for how long, in what kind of patient. ...Read more

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How long does it take before brain damage occur from lack of oxygen to the brain?

How long does it take before brain damage occur from lack of oxygen to the brain?

4 minutes or more: In the event of a full blown cardiac arrest there can be brain damage in as little as 4 to 5 minutes without circulation at normal body temperature. If the body had been cooled by submersion in cold water it could be much longer. Less severe lack of oxygen will take longer to produce brain damage. ...Read more

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Can you heal or reverse brain damage cause at birth from lack of blood and oxygen to the brain with healing foods or any break through medications?

I'm sorry: Please forgive my frankness. Charlatans prey on the desperation of handicapped people to make money. Anyone offering you "healing foods" or some magic supplement is trying to scam you. However, there are whole practices of medicine that focus on helping folks with this kind of disability -- not with the hope of cure or reversing the tissue injury, but making life easier and more enjoyable. ...Read more

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What's happens if brain does't get enough oxygen?

What's happens if brain does't get enough oxygen?

Encephalopathy: I have a patient with Hypoxic Encephalopathy after 25 minutes of CPR post heart attack! He has chronic Vegetative state, Aphasic, quadriplegic, peg tube fed with tracheotomy! ...Read more

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What happens when your brain doesn't get enough oxygen?

What happens when your brain doesn't get enough oxygen?

Brain injury: If the brain does not get enough oxygen, a lot of problems can occur, such as dizziness, memory loss, seizures, and unconsciousness. If the brain is deprived of oxygen for a prolonged period of time, permanent damage can occur and is called anoxic (or hypoxic) brain injury. Someone with this condition is usually very sick and may be in a coma. ...Read more

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Why does it feel like my brain isn't getting enough oxygen?

Why does it feel like my brain isn't getting enough oxygen?

I do not know: But the good news is you have enough to be able to formulate thoughts and type this question, so it can't be something too serious. See a dr. For an evaluation and let them know your issues. Good luck to you. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I'm not getting enough oxygen to my brain?

How can I tell if I'm not getting enough oxygen to my brain?

Oximeter: Buy yourself a pulse oximeter, you can find them online and they are not too expensive, $20-30. If your oxygen saturation is in the lower 90-es or falls below 90%, see a doctor. ...Read more

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How does one know if a person is not getting enough oxygen to brain?

They pass out: Generally, if a person isn't getting enough oxygen to the brain, he or she will pass out. This is the body's way of protecting the brain by increasing blood flow in the lying position. It is unlikely that minor symptoms are related to lack of oxygen. ...Read more

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What tests can be done to determine if my brain is not getting enough oxygen?

What tests can be done to determine if my brain is not getting enough oxygen?

Oximetry: Finger oximetry monitors are available to give you feedback on your oxygen levels ...Read more

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I heard depriving your brain of oxygen gets you "high" but its only a few seconds am I correct?

I heard depriving your brain of oxygen gets you "high" but its only a few seconds am I correct?

No.: It may alter your sensation for a few seconds, but I would not say it makes you high. Kills a few brain cells along the way and depending upon the technique you use could result in permanent damage and death. ...Read more

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What to do if I am feeling like there's no oxygen going to my brain?

What to do if I am feeling like there's no oxygen going to my brain?

See your doctor: If no oxygen was "going to my brain", you would not be capable of asking this question. See your physician and explore why you have this feeling. ...Read more

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Brain had no oxygen - consequences, what to do?

Brain had no oxygen - consequences, what to do?

Anoxic Brain Injury: Both glucose and oxygen are needed for brain metabolism and the brain cannot tolerate being without oxygen more than 5 minutes. ...Read more

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How long can the brain go without oxygen before damage occurs?

How long can the brain go without oxygen before damage occurs?

About 4 hours: From multiple studies with stroke, permanent brain damage occurs after three hours of interruption of blood supply. ...Read more

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What does brain needs (for example oxygen amount, vital nutrients.. ..)?

What does brain needs (for example oxygen amount, vital nutrients.. ..)?

All nutrients.: Your brain cells need whatever your other cells in your body need, only more often. One nutrient needed most is glucose, which is vital to correct brain function. That's why hypoglycemia is so very dangerous to the brain, as a drop in glucose can mean death of brain cells. Oxygen is also very important, and a lack of oxygen to the brain can cause massive brain cell death or a stroke. ...Read more

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Why do people yawn? I heard yawning is a sign that your brain isn't getting enough oxygen. Is this true?

Why do people yawn? I heard yawning is a sign that your brain isn't getting enough oxygen. Is this true?

True: Yawning is a sign of tiredness. Additionally, when your carbon dioxide (the gas given off with exhaling) level starts to rise in your body, it does stimulate the brain to cause you to yawn. The theory is that the yawning will cause you to take a deep breath and inhale more oxygen and exhale the excess carbon dioxide. ...Read more

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I don't breathe shallow or rapidly. And don't gasp for air...But I have white-outs and feel like brain/body isn't getting oxygen. What can cause this?

I don't breathe shallow or rapidly. And don't gasp for air...But I have white-outs and feel like brain/body isn't getting oxygen. What can cause this?

Tough to say: Without examining you fully and getting tests done, it is tough to say. You need to see a dr. For an eval as several issues including many metabolic issues (example: high or low blood sugar), neurological (example: seizure d/o), cardiac (example: arrhythmias, etc), are all possible...Best to get an eval. Good luck! ...Read more

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When the brain is deprived of oxygen for as little as 4 minutes, why do neurons die?

When the brain is deprived of oxygen for as little as 4 minutes, why do neurons die?

Check out this: Great article by Paul King, Computational Neuroscientist. Http://www. Huffingtonpost. Com/quora/why-do-neurons-die-so-qui_b_2920553.html ...Read more

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Could hyberbaric oxygen therapy help fix my brain?

Could hyberbaric oxygen therapy help fix my brain?

There are some: Specific indications for hyperbaric oxygen. There are clinics that give HBOT for conditions for which there is no good backing research. Please let us know what your condition is and will try to provide you with an accurate answer. ...Read more

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How does a lack of oxygen affect the brain?

How does a lack of oxygen affect the brain?

Cerebral anoxia: Confusion or loss of consciousness, dizziness, seizures, coma. Oxygen deprivation to the brain causes brain cells to die within minutes. ...Read more