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What does an oxygen deprivation headache feel like?

What does an oxygen deprivation headache feel like?

No such headache: There is no headache known to occur from " oxygen deprivation". There is oxygen given as treatment for cluster headache but it is not a proof of o2 deprivation. O2 does not always relieve headache. ...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 the effects of oxygen deprivation at birth for a premie?

What are the effects of oxygen deprivation at birth for a premie?

Varies with degree: The normal fetal blood oxygen content in the womb is a fraction of what is considered normal after an hour of age. Resuscitation programs for infants and premi's now use room air initially to mimic the natural transition to air breathing but use extra oxygen if there is poor response.Long term oxygen deprivation may result in brain injury, circulatory problems and or shock. It varies with amount. ...Read more

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What is the damage from nitrous oxide/oxygen deprivation?

What is the damage from nitrous oxide/oxygen deprivation?

Lack of Oxygen: The damage is in the "lack of oxygen" part. The lack of n20 isn't in question here. If too much n20 were to become part of that mixture, reducing the o2 concentration to less than 21%, that could lead to dangerous hypoxemia (lack of o2). This will compromise o2 delivery to your brain and other vital organs, putting them at risk for metabolic failure and even cell death. To be avoided! ...Read more

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Are the effects of sleep deprivation and high altitude oxygen deprivation similar?

Are the effects of sleep deprivation and high altitude oxygen deprivation similar?

It depends: Some symptoms may be similar such as irritability , confusion, fatigue, headaches. ...Read more

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Wore blue surgical-grade mask from pharmacy to clean for an hour when pregnant. Hard time breathing with it on. Oxygen deprivation for baby?

Wore blue surgical-grade mask from pharmacy to clean for an hour when pregnant. Hard time breathing with it on. Oxygen deprivation for baby?

See below: Probably not. Wearing a mask every day i can tell you that sometimes you do feel short of breath. However, pregnancy makes it more difficult to take a deep breath secondary to the displacement of the abdominal organs by a gravid uterus. This could also play a part in your feeling short of breath. Slow down on your cleaning or stressful activities, or get others to help out. ...Read more

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How would oxygen deprivation change arterial blood gas levels?

How would oxygen deprivation change arterial blood gas levels?

Breath rate increase: O2 deprivation will typically cause people to breath faster. Abg measures levels of oxygen, carbon dioxide and blood ph. Faster breathing causes a drop in co2 which then causes the blood to have an increase in ph (towards basic, not acidic). Over time, the body would compensate for this ph change via acid retention by the kidney and although the co2 would remain low, the ph would approach normal. ...Read more

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Can a stuffy nose throughout night cause oxygen deprivation? I go to sleep with a little stuff nose and wake up with stuffy nose after 10 hours.

Can a stuffy nose throughout night cause oxygen deprivation? I go to sleep with a little stuff nose and wake up with stuffy nose after 10 hours.

The nose knows: Your stuffy nose, while a nuisance that can cost you a good night's sleep, is no threat to adequate oxygenation. The physiologic drives to maintain adequate oxygen levels will cause you to breathe through your mouth if the nose is obstructed. This is why you wake up with a dry mouth as well as a stuffed nose. ...Read more

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Brain injury oxygen deprivation are there institutions which specialize in brain injuries due to oxygen deprivation after taking oxycoten?

Yes: Sorry to hear about your loved one. There is nothing specific about oxycontin-induced anoxic brain injury; however, there are rehab facilities that do specialize in brain injury. Much can be done to help some patients to regain some of their activities of daily living, however most of this is general to all brain injury. Look for good management of family expectations while maximizing function. ...Read more