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What exactly is oxygen toxicity?

What exactly is oxygen toxicity?

Resp arrest.: Pts. With COPD have a problem in letting the co2 out from their lungs. Co2 measurements at the level of the brainstem send a message to the brain and lungs to breath slower or faster. When too much oxygen gets in, the stimulus of co2 stops then the lungs stop moving since there is plenty of oxygen (respiratory arrest). COPD patients that retain co2 cannot get concent. Of o2 >2 lts. X min. ...Read more

Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Oxygen (Definition)

Oxygen is a gas that the cells in your body need to work properly. The air we breathe normally has 21% oxygen. A maximum of 100% oxygen can be given. Babies with heart or lung problems may need ...Read more


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How much do you have to breathe to cause problems from oxygen toxicity? Is it possible to breathe enough, by yourself, to cause an issue? Maybe through hyperventilation as a result of anxiety?

How much do you have to breathe to cause problems from oxygen toxicity? Is it possible to breathe enough, by yourself, to cause an issue? Maybe through hyperventilation as a result of anxiety?

No Oxygen Toxicity: You can not get Oxygen Toxicity by regular breathing in room air or even by Hyperventilation.However in Hyperventilation you breath in oxygen and breath out carbon dioxide, and all symptoms are due to low carbon dioxide and we correct it by making the person breath in a brown bag and that makes them breath their own co2.
Oxygen Toxicity happens when O2 is high concentration like in divers&babies ...Read more

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What are the early signs and symptoms of necrotizing fasciitis and streptococcal toxic shock syndrome?

What are the early signs and symptoms of necrotizing fasciitis and streptococcal toxic shock syndrome?

They vary-see below.: Initially, necrotizing fasciitis has redness, swelling, & skin tenderness in an often quite large area. Blisters are common, & areas of skin can die (often looking black) in the center of the infection. Fever, generalized skin redness, low blood pressure, vomiting, diarrhea, muscle pain, eye redness, & sometimes a local skin infection can be seen in early strep toxic shock.These are both serious infections. ...Read more

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Can u hold ur breath for few seconds when preg? I didn't want to breath in toxic fumes but now worried I starved my embryo of oxygen?

Can u hold ur breath for few seconds when preg? I didn't want to breath in toxic fumes but now worried I starved my embryo of oxygen?

You're ok: You should be fine. You're embryo won't be starved of oxygen unless you are too and even then it takes a while before your overall body oxygen saturation drops enough to cause harm. ...Read more

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What is bell s palsy signs and symptoms?

What is bell s palsy signs and symptoms?

Facial paralysis: Sudden onset of one-sided paralysis or weakness of facial muscles (usually onset in minutes or hours) which may be associated with reduced blinking from one eye, excessive tear production, altered speech and swallowing, ringing in the ear, sensitivity to loud noise, altered taste, prickly numb facial sensations, ear pain. ...Read more

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13 y.O. Boy, his father has diabetes, what are the signs and symptoms I should look for?

13 y.O. Boy, his father has diabetes, what are the signs and symptoms I should look for?

Varies: Signs of diabetes are: frequent urination, thirst, blurry vision, hunger, fatigue, unexplained weight loss, frequent infections, wounds that heal slowly, tingling in hands or feet, or you can have no symptoms at all. Best thing he can do is keep his weight normal, remains active, see his doc for regular check ups. ...Read more

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What does "signs and symptoms" mean?

Need more info: Need additional information to be able to answer you properly. ...Read more

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Are endometriomas benign or mslignant? What is the cause? What are the signs and symptoms?

Are endometriomas benign or mslignant? What is the cause? What are the signs and symptoms?

Benign.: They are benign, and are simply blood collections from endometriosis. They occur commonly in people with endometriosis. The cause is not known. They frequently don't cause any symptoms at all, but they can be painful, or may felt on pelvic exam or seen on ultrasound as a mass. Their biggest significance is that they can be mistaken for something more serious, like ovarian cancer. ...Read more

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Signs and symptoms of diabetes in women?

Signs and symptoms of diabetes in women?

Drinking/Urinating: The more common signs of diabetes tends to include increased thirst with frequent drinking and frequent urination. There is a genetic predisposition for diabetes and there is a higher risk in those who are overweight. Some may also complain of weight loss. I would recommend seeing your doctor if you are concerned to be tested. It's a quick thing to diagnose that you don't want to leave untreated. ...Read more

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What are some signs and symptoms of bun?

What are some signs and symptoms of bun?

? BUN: BUN blood urea nitrogen a measure of renal function. Elevated in dehydration, large muscle mass, renal failure, blood digested in gastrointestinal tract. No symptoms or signs symply measure of function. ...Read more

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Signs and symptoms of bursitis condition?

Signs and symptoms of bursitis condition?

Pain and limited mot: Bursitis or inflammation involving a bursal sack is usually seen with acute pain in a local area. The pain is usually worsened on activity. There may be redness, heat and local swelling as well. Motion of the local area is limited due to the pain. ...Read more

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What are some signs and symptoms of leukemia?

What are some signs and symptoms of leukemia?

Some symptoms are...: People with leukemia can have unusual bleeding, easy bruising, tiny blood spots on the skin, frequent infections, mouth ulcers, pallor (looking pale), shortness of breath, swollen lymph nodes, enlarged liver, unintentional weight loss, etc. That said, there are many other disorders that cause one or more of these listed signs and symptoms. A visit to the doctor can help if a person has symptoms. ...Read more

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What are common signs and symptoms of ischemia?

What are common signs and symptoms of ischemia?

Depends: That would depend on what organ system is involved in the ischemia. If the brain, for instance, weakness of one side of the body, numbness, visual loss, etc. If the heart, then pain in the chest. Ischemia to the legs would cause pain in the legs at rest or on walking. ...Read more

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What r some signs and symptoms of having herpes?

What r some signs and symptoms of having herpes?

Which type?: At the time of initial Herpes Simplex Virus Type 1 infection a person may have fever, weakness, sore throat, painful lesions (most often on lips, around mouth, gums, tongue, cheeks), swollen & /or painful lymph nodes in neck. There may be a gray coating on the tongue. ...Read more

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What are signs and symptoms of angelman syndrome?

What are signs and symptoms of angelman syndrome?

ANGELMAN SYNDROME: Angelman syndrome is a complex genetic disorder that affects the nervous system. Characteristic features of this condition include delayed development, intellectual disability, severe speech impairment, and problems with movement and balance. Most affected children also have recurrent seizures and a small head size. Delayed development becomes noticeable by the age of 6 and other S/S appear. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of early menopause?

What are the signs and symptoms of early menopause?

Same as regular: Occurring before the age of 40, the cessation of menses for at least one year is considered premature ovarian insufficiency (failure sounds so judgey!). Symptoms may include hot flashes, vaginal dryness, fatigue, loss of libido, mood changes, weight gain. If you are much younger than the average age of 52 at menopause, definitely see your doc to make of sure what is going on. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of hellp syndrome?

What are the signs and symptoms of hellp syndrome?

HELLP syndrome: Hellp syndrome is a severe form of pre-eclampsia where the liver enzymes are elevated and platlets are dangerously low. This is found on lab work. Blood pressure is high, there is elevated protein in the urine. She may have vision changes, severe headache, vomitting, pain in the upper right belly, and possibly seizures or strokes. Delivery is crucial to save mom, no matter how many weeks till due. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of ureter tearing?

What are the signs and symptoms of ureter tearing?

Multiple: Blood in the urine. Change in urine color. Abdominal pain, fevers.
It's quite rare to have that unless you had major trauma or surgery. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of common influenza?

What are the signs and symptoms of common influenza?

Feel miserable.: Fever, chills, cough, body aches, fatigue, congestion. Some vomiting/diarrhea, (influenza is not same as stomach flu). I've heard these descriptions: "like a truck backed over me, and I wished he'd come back and finish the job." "everything hurt. My arms, my legs, my head.. . Fingernails and eyebrows hurt." "i hurt so badly, I couldn't even sleep.". ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of angelman syndrome?

What are the signs and symptoms of angelman syndrome?

Angelman: Happy kids, pleasant disposition, developmental and speech delay, seizures and ataxia (uncoordinated)walking. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of allergic bronchitis?

What are the signs and symptoms of allergic bronchitis?

Asthma: Allergic bronchitis is commonly referred to as asthma. This is a recurrent / intermittent or ongoing condition of bronchial tubes characterized by variable narrowing of the airways from swelling, inflammation and constriction or obstruction. Typical symptoms include wheezing, cough, chest tightness and shortness of breath. Triggers are in part due to allergic inflammation. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of shock from bleeding?

What are the signs and symptoms of shock from bleeding?

Classes of shock: Shock from bleeding progresses from class 1 (least) to 4 (worst). Class 1: little or no symptoms; class 2: increased heart rate, mildly anxious; class 3: further increased heart rate, increased respiratory rate, decreased blood pressure, decreased urine output, anxious & confused; class 4: further increased heart rate/decreased blood pressure, no urine output, confused & lethargic. ...Read more

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What are some of the signs and symptoms of dehydration?

What are some of the signs and symptoms of dehydration?

Thirst: Feeling very thirsty is a sign as is not peeing for a longer time than usual- your mouth may feel dry also
Later as you become more dehydrated you may have cramps in your stomach or feel nauseated and also feel light headed ...Read more

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Tell me what are the signs and symptoms of inflammation?

Tell me what are the signs and symptoms of inflammation?

Red, warm, swell, pain: Inflamation can be the result of infectious or non-infectious causes (eg, autoimmune/arthritic/traumatic/cryptogenic-unknowncauses). Usually there is erythema/redness, increased warmth, pain or tenderness, swelling or edema, sometimes induration/increased thickness. ...Read more

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What are some of the signs and symptoms of astroblastoma?

What are some of the signs and symptoms of astroblastoma?

It is a brain tumor: Brain tumors produce symptoms either due to increased pressure (headaches, nausea, vomiting, vision changes) or due to neurological deficit causing paralysis or new onset of seizures. ...Read more

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What are the systemic signs and symptoms of inflammation?

What are the systemic signs and symptoms of inflammation?

Several: Fever, weight loss, anorexia pain, changes in the skin if inflamed with redness, thickening and possible dischg. In latin it is tumor rubor dolor calor (swelling rednedd pain and heat). ...Read more

Toxicity (Definition)

Toxicity is the degree to which a drug or a substance can harm ...Read more