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Side Effects Of Being On Oxygen
What are some side effects of a 6month old being without oxygen for 30 min and did it help his body temp dropped in the process.?
Depends on age: Excess oxygen delivered to the term infant or older child for long periods will irritate the lung tissue. In the short term it is well tolerated. In the womb, eyes form with lower oxygen amounts supplied by the placenta, if born premi, the higher o2 amounts needed to keep them alive can cause abnormal blood vessel growth in the retinas & vision pbs. Monitoring & treatment helps reduce pbs. ...Read more
What are the side effects of a 6 month old going without oxygen for 30 min did it help that his body temp dropped below normal?
We get o2 by breathing in air that shares o2 with our bloodstream at the lung, and pumped to cells by our heart.
Oxygen is necessary for cells to work. If we do not breathe or do not have our blood pumping this can lessen the amount of o2 we have for cells. Without o2 our cells can die. Slowing the work of cells can help protect them from damage from lack of o2, but prognosis is variable. Goodluck. ...Read more
Oxygen as a drug: Mostly related to delivery through nose including dryness/bloody noses. This can create free radicals so it can contribute to negative changes to the airway itself. ...Read more
I'm taking codeine 60mg x4 a day and was just ordering if it can make your oxygen saturation lower? My sats are 91% - 94% occasionally. Side effects??
Hyperbaric: There are complications that can be associated with this very safe therapy. Some include: anxiety from claustrophia; inability to clear the middle ears resulting in barotrauma (treated with insertion of ear tubes so that the therapy can continue); and oxygen seizures, which has no long-term consequences. These and other complications should be reviewed with the hyperbaric physician & technician. ...Read more
Got dysautonomia and get out of breath would using 99.5% pure oxygen to see if helps have any bad side effects or safe to try?
Mgt: I would suggest an overnight sleep study, with bipap, or Cpap. Titration. ...Read more
A few reversible: Hyperbaric oxygen (hbo) therapy is administration of 100% oxygen under pressure. The oxygen acts like a drug in this envirionment. Some diabetics will have a significant drop in their blood sugar but it goes back to safe range when they eat or drink. Patients getting a lot of hbo (over 40) can have worsening of distance vision) that will revert to pre-hbo level once treatments are stopped. ...Read more
Will supplementing iron help the blood hold more oxygen? What are the best supplements and what are the side effects. Thanks nat. Freediver.
If you are deficient: If you are not iron-deficient or have an extra need (blood donor, if you are a man), all it will do is upset your stomach. If you are iron-deficient, you being a man need to find out why -- it's a bad ulcer or gut cancer until proved otherwise, and taking an iron supplement will mask this. If you load yourself with iron you don't need, you are asking for liver trouble, impotence, and more. ...Read more
What are the risks or possible side effects of hyperbaric oxygen therapy? Does it hurt? And what side effects are there?
Treatment of hyperbaric oxygen therapy (hbot) is generally safe and painless.
The most common side effect would be the risk of injury to your ear drums during the compression phase of the treatment. This is because compression of the hyperbaric chamber is similar to when an airplane lands, or when you dive to the bottom of a swimming pool. As pressure builds up outside of the ear, you will have to equalize pressure by "popping" your ears. If you can do this, there should be no problems. If you cannot because you have a cold, aren't paying attention, or because you are not properly trying to equalize pressure, you can have pain, bleeding, swelling, or in a worst case scenario - rupture of the ear drum. These can all be easily avoided by communicating with your hyperbaric chamber operator, who will monitor your progress and adjust your compression or decompression rate. If you cannot successfully equalize your ears, you may be referred for pressure equalization tubes, which will eliminate this risk.
You may have similar discomfort in your sinuses, which is more difficult to manage because it is not possible to actively equalize pressure in your sinuses. In this case, your treatment may have to be postponed until you can decreased the amount of inflammation around your sinus cavities.
People who get hbot may also be at risk to damage to their lungs if there is a history of spontaneous collapse of the lungs, or damage to the lung tissue such as emphysema or COPD or asthma. If you have any history of lung disease, you should tell your treating physician ahead of time so that they can screen you for safety.
We have noticed that there are some people who develop mild nearsightedness as a result of hbot. This usually is in the elderly or diabetic patient but can happen to anyone who has had a multi-week series of hbot. These effects are generally temporary and revert back to pre-hbot vision. You should be aware of these changes so that you can plan for alternative transportation in case your vision changes. You should not have to get new glasses, as vision will generally return to baseline after you have stopped your hbot.
As with any medication, too much medicine may result in an toxicity. In the case of oxygen, you can get a case of oxygen poisoning of the brain, which could result in a seizure. This seizure is strictly related to the oxygen and will stop once the oxygen levels are decreased. You won't have to take any medications or be at any higher risk of seizures in the future. The risk of an oxygen induced seizure has been estimated to be about 1 in 3, 000 to 1 in 5, 000 treatments. Your treating physician may modify your treatment profile to use less oxygen, or institute more frequent or longer air breaks to temporarily lower the dose of oxygen to your brain. ...Read more
Bulimia is harmful: Bulimia nervosa ("bulimia") is an eating disorder involving binge eating followed by inappropriate compensatory behavior (such as self-induced vomiting, misuse of laxatives, diuretics, enemas, fasting, or excessive exercise, etc.). Many physical conditions result from the purging aspect of the illness: e.g., electrolyte imbalances, gastrointestinal problems, and oral and tooth-related problems. ...Read more
Anemia: Anemia can be presented with many symptoms- susch as fatigue, tired easily, dizziness, lack of energy. In more severe cases- also with shortness of breath, chest discomfort, loss of concentration, decrease productivity, memory problem etc. In the long run- also can affect your body- enlragement of the heart chamber for instance, etc. ...Read more
Ususally none: In high doses it can be associated with nausea. Toxicity can be detected by checking a blood "digoxin level." the potassium and magnesium and kidney functions figure in to this. There is a very interesting and uncommon (toxic) side effect called "xanthanopsia" where 1 sees things yellow colored. There are other symptoms. Hrs, md www. Thepmc. Org. ...Read more
Solitude: There are positive and negative effects of solitude. Much of the time, these effects and the longevity is determined by the amount of time a person spends in isolation. The positive effects can range anywhere from more freedom to increased spirituality, while the negative effects are socially depriving and may trigger the onset of mental illness. ...Read more
Mostly gi: Remember not everyone gets side effects and most go away with time on the med. Initially stomach ache, diarhea or constipation is common but is less with xr. Sexual side effects of delayed orgasm and low libido are dose related. Some gain wt if not careful with diet. Major complaints come from missing doses including dizzines and electric shocks which goes away with taking missed dose. ...Read more
Transient issue: For minor levels of anemia in kids there are some mild developmental delays that seem to be transient if the problem is addressed soon enough. Since the brain continues development for ~ 25 yrs, there is time to correct early delays. If anemia persists long term it can rob the child of some of their thinking capacity & proficiency. Profound anemia is life threatening. ...Read more
Many (small): Anesthesia complications such as airway complications (dental trauma, sore throat);, pulmonary complications (pneumonia, aspiration of gastric juices), cardiovascular complications (heart attack), neurological complications (nerve injuries, etc;), awake under anesthesia, IV issues, nausea. This risks are low with a heathy patient, they increase with each patient's disease. ...Read more
Varied: When we discuss possible side effects we may group them into "more likely", "less likely", and "rare" and personalize the information for the patient's health issues and procedure. Example list: nausea, vomiting, sore throat, tooth damage, inadequate post-op pain relief, allergies or other reaction to medication ranging from minor to severe, heart rhythm problems, urinary retention, etc. ...Read more
I got electricutied at 8 years. I am 25 and I now have fibromyalgia. What is the side effects of being electricutied.?
Electrical injury: Electrical injuries typically have the tip of the iceberg effect meaning that what you see on the surface is only a small reflection of the true magnitude of the injury. The nerve involvement can be very extensive and far beyond the "entry" wound. Urgent care demands removal of necrotic (dead) tissue, with a longer time to assess the nerve injury. Fibrosis is common, fibromyalgia is not. ...Read more
Mostly: Sedation, but almost any drug can cause any sign or symptom in a given patient. Hrs www. Thepmc. Org. ...Read more
Withdrawl: The issues of withdrawl are very prominant if you are taking these benzodiazepines for a long period. If you wish to stop I would recommend you discussing thsi with your phsyician and work on a gradula dose reduction plan. Do not stop aburptly! ...Read more
I had a negative endoscopy done, but are there any risks or side effects of being on protonix (pantoprazole) long term?
Protonix (pantoprazole) S.E.'s: Protonix (pantoprazole) is a very well tolerated medication, but in the short term it and other proton pump inhibitors can cause a number of dose-dependent side effects including commonly headache and diarrhea. Longer term use carries other consequences (please see my earlier answer on this topic in healthtap) including bone thinning ; risk of infection (like c.Difficile). ...Read more
I have to go off of my medicine for hypothyroid for over a month for an uptake scan. I'm nervous about the side effects of being off for so long. Should I be worried?
No.: We do this all the time. If symptoms bother you Cytomel (liothyronine) may be given for up to two weeks before the exam. ...Read more
None known: A prospective study is a research project that looks ahead with 2 groups treated/controls. Then sees the outcomes for many years ahead. There is an ongoing adhd prospective study run by the psychopharmacology dept at the mass general hosp at harvard. It started in 1990, and continues to this day. Periodically the authors publish reports. So far no problems have emerged in the adhd treated people. ...Read more
Rare without smoke:
Without smoking very unusual
that is about it. ...Read more
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