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Doctor insights on: Problems Caused By Carbon Monoxide

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Is the damage caused by carbon monoxide reversible?

Yes: For the vast majority of carbon monoxide exposures the symptoms are reversible. However, for people who have significant altered mental status the likelyhood of some type of permanent damage is higher. ...Read more

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What causes death with carbon monoxide poisoning?

What causes death with carbon monoxide poisoning?

Poor oxygen supply: Carbon dioxide causes its toxic effects by reducing the ability of the blood to carry oxygen. This lack of oxygen, if severe and prolonged, can lead to stroke, heart attack, and eventual death. ...Read more

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Could water pipe cause carbon monoxide poisoning?

Could water pipe cause carbon monoxide poisoning?

Hooka: It does increase carbon monoxide level in the your blood. The severity will depend on how much of the smoke you inhale, how fast and how long you hold your breath each time you take an inhalation from the water pipe. carbon monoxide poisoning has a range of severity ( single digits up to fatal level of 50% or more when the person is trapped in a house on fire). ...Read more

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Can pneumonia be caused by smoking electronic cigarette?

Can pneumonia be caused by smoking electronic cigarette?

Yes: There are case reports of lipid based e cigarettes that cause lipid pneumonia. You should look at the formulation prior to choosing your e cigarettes. ...Read more

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Can oxygen help in treating carbon monoxide poisoning?

Can oxygen help in treating carbon monoxide poisoning?

Yes: Carbon monoxide (co) stays tightly bound to hemoglobin, forming carboxyhemoglobin. Co comes off the hemoglobin gradually as the hours go by. Studies show carboxyhemoglobin's half-life to be about 4 hours (3-5 hr) in regular air, but about 1 hour (30-90 minutes) when breathing 100% oxygen for treatment of co poisoning. Increased oxygen makes the co come off the hemoglobin and leave the body sooner. ...Read more

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Can steady exposure to carbon monoxide cause respiratory problems like emphysema, copd, asthma?

Can steady exposure to carbon monoxide cause respiratory problems like emphysema, copd, asthma?

Would never happen: Carbon monoxide has strong affinity to the hemoglobin and its diffusibility through membrane is high. Before any other condition like asthma, COPD can occur from it, a person is dead. There will be no study to prove that. ...Read more

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What brain damage is caused by eating lead paint?

What brain damage is caused by eating lead paint?

Stunts development : Lead is toxic to brain cells, and can damage them (eg. Limit the ability of neurons to branch and form connections to other neurons) and even kill brain cells, as well as other cells in the body (eg the cells in bone marrow that produce blood cells). ...Read more

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Can sinusitis be caused by air pollution?

Can sinusitis be caused by air pollution?

Yes: If the air pollution causes inflammation of the nasal cavity and sinuses... Then yes it can cause sinusitis. It is not a typical cause and if you are having recurrent episodes, i would explore other causative factors. ...Read more

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Left stove on 14 hours, could this have caused carbon monoxide poisoning?

Left stove on 14 hours, could this have caused carbon monoxide poisoning?

Maybe: Gas stoves could be faulty. Get your home checked for carbon monoxide levels. Detectors are available at numerous hardware stores, and by most codes, should be present in homes. Your utility company could also check the situation. ...Read more

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Prevention of problems caused by water pollution?

Prevention of problems caused by water pollution?

Detergents and other: Dumping the by-products of your washing machine is the most common cause. Solution: log on to my site: www.Drernie.Co.Cc. ...Read more

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What are causes of carbon monoxide poisoning?

Exposure to gases: From incomplete combustion. Burning of carbon almost always produces some carbon monoxide in addition to carbon dioxide. Human exposure results form tobacco smoking, automobile exhaust, including any machine using gasoline or diesel. Malfunctioning furnaces and indoor kerosene/coal/wood heaters are a common cause of lethal carbon monoxide poisoning. ...Read more

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Can high carbon dioxide in the blood be cured?

Can high carbon dioxide in the blood be cured?

High bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) : Simple answers yes. The high bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) is usually due to another process and either the kidney or the ling change the levels. Water pills, vomiting are the few common ones, sleep apnea is another cause. Finding cause is key and that should lead to therapy. Answering the question as to why there is high bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) is key. ...Read more

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Can inhaling incense smoke cause carbon monoxide poisoning?

Yes.: The burning of both traditional incense and the drug of abuse "herbal-incense"creates carbon monoxide. A significant dose of carbon monoxide in an unventilated space, especially in a susceptible individual can lead to co poisoning. Please be responsible and safe. ...Read more

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Can carbon monoxide poisoning cause someone to have a stroke?

Can carbon monoxide poisoning cause someone to have a stroke?

Poor oxygen supply: Carbon dioxide causes its toxic effects by reducing the ability of the blood to carry oxygen. In areas of the brain that are affected by poor blood flow (by atherosclerosis, etc), further reducing oxygen delivery can lead to a stroke. Severe carbon monoxide poisoning can cause stroke even in healthy brain. ...Read more

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What causes carbon monoxide poisoning to cause vomiting?

Lack of oxygen: It is the lack of usuable oxygen to your tissues. The hemoglobin in your red blood cells bind the carbon monoxide but it sticks so strongly that it cannot get unloaded in the tissues where it's needed. Your organs then go into anaerobic (without oxygen) metabolism and the waste product is lactic acid. This as well adds to the vomiting. ...Read more

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What are symptoms from carbon monoxide poisoning?

Chemical anemia: Carbon monoxide replaces oxygen in red cells and causes chemical anemia. Mild cases may be asymptomatic. It may start as weakness, dizziness, shortness of breath, cherry red coloration of skin, loss of consciousness and in severe cases, death. Chronic poisoning may cause parkinson disease. ...Read more