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What are the long term affects of lack of oxygen to legs in emphysema?

What are the long term affects of lack of oxygen to legs in emphysema?

Bad: Lack of oxygen in emphysema is general and not localized to one part of the body. Most critical and sensitive parts are brain and heart. If there is additional poor circulation to the legs, lack of oxygen will contribute to leg cramps, leg pain, nerve damage, poor wound healing and gangrene. ...Read more

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Copd (Definition)

COPD may include chronic bronchitis, emphysema, or both. Chronic bronchitis is the production of increased mucus caused by inflammation. Bronchitis is considered chronic if you cough and produce excess mucus most days for three months in a year, two years in a row. Emphysema is a disease that damages the air sacs and/or the smallest breathing tubes in the lungs. ...Read more


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Could you tell me what are long term affects of lack of oxygen to legs in emphysema?

Could you tell me what are long term affects of lack of oxygen to legs in emphysema?

Oxygen delivery: Lack of oxygen to any part of the body from any cause may cause ischemia. This causes the cells to do their work via alternate pathways. This causes Lactic Acid buildup pain and eventually cell death. Claudication is a term you may have heard when there is poor circulation to the legs causing pain. The poor circulation reduces the amount of oxygen delivered. ...Read more

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How long does it take before brain damage occur from lack of oxygen to the brain?

How long does it take before brain damage occur from lack of oxygen to the brain?

4 minutes or more: In the event of a full blown cardiac arrest there can be brain damage in as little as 4 to 5 minutes without circulation at normal body temperature. If the body had been cooled by submersion in cold water it could be much longer. Less severe lack of oxygen will take longer to produce brain damage. ...Read more

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Do you think out of body experience is brought on by lack of oxygen?

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

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How harmful for your health is it for you to black out from lack of oxygen?

How harmful for your health is it for you to black out from lack of oxygen?

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

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Can anxiety cause hypoxia, lack of oxygen problem?

Can anxiety cause hypoxia, lack of oxygen problem?

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

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Dr. James Chapman
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Hypoxia (Definition)

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 use ...Read more


Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Emphysema (Definition)

Emphysema is a lung disease caused by destruction of lung tissue--specifically the alveoli, which are the smallest sac-like units of the lung responsible for oxygen exchange. It is characterized by shortness of breath, an expanded chest, and possible signs of low oxygen in the body such as bluish ...Read more