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Signs And Symptoms Of Lack Of Oxygen
Many: Depending on whether it is acute or chronic. When chronic, there is fatigue, breathlessness on exertion and, if carbon dioxide levels are also rising, somnolence deteriorating to coma. When acute, there is confusion (think of pilots above 10, 000 feet without oxygen), cyanosis, breathlessness progressing to frank air hunger. If coronary disease is present, there is angina. ...Read more
Hypoxia, is a condition in which the body as a whole or a region of the body is deprived of adequate oxygen supply. It is classified into 4 groups: - hypoxemic - oxygen is low - anemic - decreased ability for hemoglobin to carry oxygen. - ischemic - decreased blood flow. - histotoxic - oxygen is reaching the cells, but the cells are unable to ...Read more
When I laugh I feel dizzy like I'm going to pass out. Lack of oxygen? New symptom. Also when I cough. What could this be?
Vagal response: It sound like you are getting s Vaal reaction initiated by the sudden increase in the abdominal pressure from laughing or coughing. Try to stay well hydrated by drinking at least 6-8 bottles of water a day in the winter and more in summer. Not better see a doctor ...Read more
I had an eye exam the ophthalmologist said there are signs of lack of oxygen to the back of my eyes and a slight bleed. What does this mean?
Mixed: As a pulmonologist I know that hypoxia (low oxygen saturation) is something to be avoided, but I think we may well over-prescribe oxygen therapy. There are trials going on to determine whether our current practice (provide supplemental o2 to anyone who drops below 88% saturation either at rest or with activity) is beneficial, harmless, or harmful. You may want to see if you are eligible for this. ...Read more
Stroke or death: If localized area then patient will have stroke but if it's global and for long time then can cause brain death. ...Read more
Low levels of oxygen: There are a few different ways to measure oxygen levels in your blood. Simply put, oxygen is necessary for your body to produce energy (to stay alive!) if the levels of oxygen are a little bit low, your body will slowly suffer. If its really low, the body cannot survive for long. There are several organs involved in delivering oxygen to your body. Which one is not functioning? ...Read more
No: Accididents is one of the exceptions.Get a more detailed answer ›
No: Elevators are not sealed. Air moves in and out of elevators. ...Read more
Is all death lack of oxygen? Is all brain death lack of oxygen? Can humans die solely from too much oxygen?
Not a problem: The front of the eye gets its oxygen directly from the air. Contact lenses can diminish this but modern designs minimize this problem. If you are having trouble getting oxygen to the back of the eye, then you have a major circulatory system problem which needs cardiac attention. ...Read more
Hypoxia/anoxia: A lack or deficit of oxygen to the brain can occur for a variety of reasons. The term for this is hypoxia. Complete lack of oxygen is referred to as anoxia and is more severe. The neurons are particularly sensitive to this lack of oxygen and will die. This then results in the brain damage. In the most severe cirucumstances, this can lead to death of the patient. ...Read more
No there is no evide:
No there is no evidence to support this. It happens in near death experiences, sometimes spontaneously, and sometimes with physical and mental trauma, dehydration, sensory deprivation, sensory overload, use of psychedelic drugs, or dream like state.
But lack of oxygen is not the cause. ...Read more
In the newspaper:
Cold temperature may protect the brain - hopefully. But not often successful.
This has even be discussed in newspapers. Unfortunately, it often does not make a difference. We still would like to have something better.
All the best. ...Read more
Several things: Some more likely than others. 1) your oxygen "pressure" will drop in your blood 2) the "saturation" of oxygen might drop, but usually remains the same except at very high altitude (>9, 000 ft) or for those with underlying lung/heart disease. 3) some can get headache, short of breath, or worse yet pulmonary edema. There are preventive treatments for those at risk, but the best treatment is descent. ...Read more
NO: But it can make you weak and tired. ...Read more
Just had heart cath. Doc said that there were areas that shows lack of oxygen in heart. What could that mean?
Blockage: You have blockages (stenoses) in your coronary arteries, the arteries that carry oxygen to your heart muscle. If your doctor didn't recommend intervention (surgery or balloon), they must be relatively mild. In that case, life style changes with improved diet, more exercise, aspirin, metoprolol, and a statin are indicated. (and, of course, no smoking, if you do/did that). ...Read more
No there is no evide: No there is no evidence of it. ...Read more
Not good...: If you "black out" from lack of oxygen, it means your brain in not getting enough oxygen. It could also mean integer organs are not getting enough oxygen, like your heart, kidneys, liver, etc. You need to find out why you don't have enough oxygen and get treatment, which may include supplemental oxygen, if needed. ...Read more
Possibly: It depends on the severity and length of deprivation. ...Read more
Friend told me they have Aspergers from a lack of oxygen when they were a baby. I don't believe them, but I could be wrong. Is this possible?
We don't know the: Exact cause of Aspergers, autism in general, bi-polar or ADHD, even though we have identified genetic markers for all. We do know that if the mother is using drugs while pregnant that the chances go up for the baby to develop any of these, but again, this is NOT a one-to-one correlation. Lack of O2 is correlated with learning disabilities, as well, so it could be a factor. ...Read more
I have a long but skinny member. Is this normal, lack of oxygen? Is there a way I can make the ratio more proportional? What's out there to utilize?
Sorry: Don't understand what you mean by "member". Ratio of what? Please rephrase your question if you want an answer. ...Read more
Many things.,,: Hypoxia refers to a decreased level of oxygen in the body. Many conditions can result in hypoxia including, but not limited to, lung conditions like acute asthma, copd, pulmonary embolism, etc., cardiac conditions like congestive heart failure, acute mi, valve abnormalities, etc., musculoskeletal conditions like als, diaphragmatic paralysis, etc. Hypoxia can lead to anxiety! ...Read more
Yes it can: 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
You may: Most people that are hypoxic - start to feel whoozey and may see "stars" before they pass out. Rarely they feel hunger for air - this feeling is much more pronounced if a person has buildup of carbon dioxide. For many people both start to happen simultaneously but always. ...Read more
Not necesarily: Some infants are rather quiet and ventilate well without ever crying.The iconic picture of a doc holding a kid up by its feet and slapping it on the bottom to get it to cry would be considered abusive by today's standards. It could hurt the hips and baby is allowed to pink upon its own with no negative effects. Monitoring of babies heart rate and breathing effort allow early intervention if needed. ...Read more
An: An increase on co2 levels (hypercapnea) has more of a narcotizing effect than relative hypoxemia (lower oxygen), but either condition is unhealthy. You may very well have obstructive sleep apnea leading to daytime somnolence. You deserve a good cardio-pulmonary examination by your internist, and likely referral for a sleep study (polysomnogram=psg). ...Read more
Is it bad when you yawn a lot? Sometimes I yawn a lot but feel fine. Not tired really. Lack of oxygen?
Is holding your breath one time per day good or bad for you? Would the lack of oxygen be bad, or the EPO be good?
Neither: Holding your breath once a day will not affect your health either way. ...Read more
Does Dyspnea require actual shortage of oxygen or does it include the believed lack of oxygen? Can it be ruled out if oxygen supply 94-97%?
It's a symptom:
First of all, the body compensates for bad lungs by increased breathing rate which is when people feel dyspnea.
second, you can have the feeling from increased pulmonary blood pressures but without problems with oxygenation.
These are some lung causes, there can be metabolic causes (cyanide or carbon monoxide, or acidosis, etc), and psychological causes. ...Read more
Hello, my twin siblings were born in 7.5 months with lack of oxygen. They're 27 but think like 5ys. I just want to know what is this condition called?
Cerebral anoxia: "anoxic brain syndrome in newborn" would be one term for this condition. ...Read more
I have random spasm/pain on both sides of my rib and abdomen for last 2 months; for last 10 days its continuous. Sometimes I also feel lack of Oxygen?
Asd or vsd: An atrial or ventricular septal defect (hole in the heart) that is small generally would not cause a problem with oxygenation. Moderately large or large size defects however can cause problems with oxygenation. ...Read more
Mama was in an accident and left brain damaged due to lack of oxygen 2 years ago. Will she ever be mama again?
The chances are poor: After 2 years it is unlikely there will be much further improvement in cerebral function after an anoxic event. However where there's life there's hope. ...Read more