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Unconsciousness (Overview)

Unconsciousness is a state of being unresponsive to stimuli, and unaware. People who faint are temporarily unconscious, and people in a coma are in a long-term state of unconsciousness.


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What can cause unconscious teeth clenching and grinding (bruxism) whilst asleep?

Clenching: Stress...The body subconsciously clenches and grinds in the sleep to try and alleviate the stress. A night guard is the best course of treatment. ...Read more

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Unconsciousness (Overview)

Unconsciousness is a state of being unresponsive to stimuli, and unaware. People who faint are temporarily unconscious, and people in a coma are in a long-term state of unconsciousness.


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What does a fast heart rate on an unconscious victim mean?

What does a fast heart rate on an unconscious victim mean?

Too broad: It can mean many things. Sepsis, shock from bleeding, pulmonary embolus etc. Need to have more info than just tachycardia. ...Read more

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How can you treat someone with a nose bleed and unconscious ?

How can you treat someone with a nose bleed and unconscious ?

Call 911: Not sure what scenario you are describing but an unconscious person with a nosebleed warrants EMS to figure things out. ...Read more

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If patient has been unconscious for 3 days without being treated, will patient come out to the coma? She was found 3 1/2 days later....

Unclear: There is no definitive answer, as there are very many mitigating factors. In and of itself, it is possible to recover from a coma. Recovery mostly depends on what caused the coma and if damage (if any detectable damage) is reversible. Speak honestly and openly with your medical team, they should do the same in answering your questions. ...Read more

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What is cause for sudden unconsciousness?

What is cause for sudden unconsciousness?

Many causes: Losing consciousness is always a serious matter ranging from an emotional trauma (fainting) to a seizure or stroke. Always seek medical care and good luck. ...Read more

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How long can a patient stay unconscious for after over dosing on prescription drugs ? What's is the danger zone , when should they start to recover

How long can a patient stay unconscious for after over dosing on prescription drugs ? What's is the danger zone , when should they start to recover

Forever: Is not an unusual possibility. Unfortunately the rate of overdose from prescription drugs has increased and has superseded overdose from illicit drugs in many countries. The "danger zone" is infinite and never recover. Emergency care is advisable if unconscious. ...Read more

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Is it possible for migraines to be triggered by unconscious teeth clenching? How can I tell?

Is it possible for migraines to be triggered by unconscious teeth clenching? How can I tell?

You cannot: Teeth grinding or brutism is a central neurologic phenomenon. The only thing we can do is to manage its effects by nighttime bite devises. One in particular is effective in reducing the elevating muscles force by up to 70 percent called a nti. It is the only fda approved bite devise for the treatment of migraine pain. ...Read more

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What is the probability of passing out/becoming unconscious after a fasting blood test - i was told i'm hypoglycemic and need tests done-?

What is the probability of passing out/becoming unconscious after a fasting blood test - i was told i'm hypoglycemic and need tests done-?

Be monitored: Postprandial syndrome ("reactive hypoglycemia") is more of a clinical diagnosis, but if you're to be tested for fasting hypoglycemia, perhaps to rule an insulinoma in or out, have someone with you to resuscitate you should you pass it. It does happen and a competent physician knows how to prevent you from being in danger. Any doubts, get with an endocrinologist. ...Read more

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