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Medicine For Hypoxia
Drugs that inhibit cellular respiration? how do cells utilize oxygen and how do you counteract this side effect so patient doesn't die of hypoxia?
It is complex: Your questions are only relevant if you tell us why you are asking about such questions? Please tell us which drug/s you are taking or wanting to understand?. We can not deal with theoretical considerations such as you have posed. Life's physiology is quite complex. I had to study for 10+ years before I could understand questions like this! ...Read more
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 ...Read more
Can hypoxia and dementia in a middle-aged patient be the result of a heart condition? Could they be caused by a minor stroke or a drug overdose?
Is severe ectopic heart beats dangerous w/ lack of oxygen to the heart w/ pulm stenosis, h murmur and severe asthma? Pulse is 120+ w/ heart medicine.
Too complicated: In general the answer would be no, but your situation is quite complicated and you will need to discuss with your doc or cardiologist. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hypoxia: All of us do have some degree of decreasing our oxygen level and some desaturation during sleep, due to depression of the respiratory center and by weight of our chest and lack of effort some degree of atelectasis. If the oxygenation goes low enough as in sleep apnea, then there is hypoxia, or in people who have lower oxygen level to start with like copd. ...Read more
Blood flow: Hypoperfusion is the lack of adequate blood flow. Blood carries oxygen. If there is hypo perfusion then hypoxia can occur. On the other hand, even if there is good blood flow if there is not enough oxygen in that blood there is still hypoxia both in the blood measured for oxygen and in the tissue getting perfused. ...Read more
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Not whole body: In fact more parts of the body will have vasodilation, as in organs and muscles you then resort to anaerobic respirations which causes Lactic Acid production and causes vasodilation. The skin on the other hand thee may be vasoconstriction to preserve the flow of oxygen to the essential organs. ...Read more
Depends: If your husband is still hypoxic after being discharged, i would believe that he is on home oxygen (i hope). Nevertheless, if he is still hypoxic, i could mean that his lungs are still in the process of healing and clearing out the pneumonia or that he has sustained damage (scarring) and that affected part of his lung(s) is not able to exchange gases (o2 and co2) anymore. ...Read more