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Oxygen Tube Affect Flow Delivery
How can incomplete closure of the ductus arteriosus or foramen ovale affect my blood oxygen levels?
Variable: This depends largely on the size of the ductus arteriosus (pda) and the chronicity of the condition. At birth, if there is delayed closure of the pda, there should be no affect on oxygen levels. If the PDA is large, and long-standing, pulmonary vascular disease can develop (eisenmenger syndrome) resulting in decreased pulmonary blood flow and lower blood oxygen levels. This rarely occurs. ...Read more
True?False? Laying on ur back during pregnancy slows the return of blood to the heart which reduces blood flow to the fetus less oxygen less nutrients
Depends: early in pregnancy lying on your back is fine. Later in the third trimester some women may be advised to lay on their left side to reduce blood pressure or in cases of poor fetal growth. However, for most women lying on your back is compensated with an increase in your pulse and the oxygen level to the baby is fine. So, for some this is true, but in general is false. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many problems: Many things can result from birth hypoxia: from nothing to severe cerebral palsy and death. Learning problems, behavioral problems, adhd, seizures occur at increased rates in neonatal hypoxia (oxygen deprivation) . Not a good thing to have. If your baby suffered hypoxemia at birth, have her/him watched carefully by the pediatrician for the above problems. ...Read more
Possible: Heat can increase blood flow and make periods heavier. ...Read more
Umbilical cord prolapse caused a 30 second lack of oxygen to the baby during delivery. Will the baby be okay?
Only 30 ???: I am reluctant to accept the initial statement as realistic. Once a cord begins to prolapse it can produce an intermittent but complete obstruction to blood flow that may add up to a significant o2 deficit over time.I'm not sure anyone can estimate the insult accurately.If only 30, probably no long term effect. If low 1/5/10 min apgars and seizures in the 1st 24hr,it was longer and more problemat ...Read more
Do beta-blockers decrease cerebral blood flow? What meds increase cerebral blood flow through cerebral vasodilation?
Hyperbaric vs oxygen: No, it is not. Oxygen with a mask or nasal cannula supplied by a tank is not delivered under pressure. Hyperbaric chambers deliver oxygen under pressure so that the level of oxygen in the body tissues exceeds those values that oxygen is delivered via sea level. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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