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Remedies For Unconsciousness
What do you suggest if my sister has high BP and diabetics and last summer she fell unconscious. after so much treatment, she is stil?
See specialist: as current MD should have been successful by now, IF YOUR SISTER HAS BEEN FOLLOWING MDs instructions/ medications ...Read more
Unconsciousness: Falling unconscious most often happens as a faint. The most common cause of faint is what is called a "vasovagal" reaction in which fright, pain, disgust, horror, or other stimulus triggers the vagus nerve to lower your heart rate until your blood pressure drops too low to maintain normal cerebral consciousness. The other major cause of fainting is just low blood pressure, eg., dehydration, etc. ...Read more
Depends on cause: Fainting is usually caused by a sudden drop in blood pressure, often from suddenly standing or sitting up. Isometimes, a strong stimulus can cause the autonomic nervous system to over-react, lowering the blood pressure. The best treatment for fainting is usually to lie the person down and raise their feet. Going unconscious can be from very many reasons and each cause has a different treatment. ...Read more
See below: Without knowing all the details this is hypothetical. If a woman passes out due to an extreme drop in blood pressure, this same drop in blood pressure is seen by the fetus. If this low blood pressure is prolonged the fetus will see a drop in blood supply, as well as oxygen supply. If continued for a long time this could cause the baby irreparable harm and cause a spontaneous abortion. ...Read more
ABC's: Ems performs the abc's of emergency care. They check for an airway, assess breathing and circulation. ...Read more
Dangerous: It may not be painful, but it is very dangerous. ...Read more
Rectangle/square: When one faints , they become unconscious (not responsive to their surroundings) usually temporarily. When one is unconscious, they may remain so for seconds, minutes or a prolonged period of time. ...Read more
Depends on drug dose: It depends on the drug and the amount. It might be for only a few minutes or for many days. In any case seek immediate medical care and be sure the person is breathing; otherwise start cpr. ...Read more
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