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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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How can I prevent lack of oxygen in my eyes?

How can I prevent lack of oxygen in my eyes?

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

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Does a catscan show lack of oxygen in brain?

Does a catscan show lack of oxygen in brain?

CT scan brain: It can show that if the brain has suffered severe ischemic brain injury. However, in someone who is walking and talking, a ct is very unlikely to show any signs of a slightly diminished delivery of oxygen to the brain. ...Read more

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Could a lack of oxygen to the eyes cause dark circles?

Could a lack of oxygen to the eyes cause dark circles?

Dark circles: Not enough sleep, illness, systemic allergies, dehydration, hereditary pigmentation (in darker skinned individuals). ...Read more

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Would a lack of oxygen in the brain cause a air hunger feeling?

Would a lack of oxygen in the brain cause a air hunger feeling?

Sure: The body is powerful and when not getting enough air (or oxygen) it will stimulate you to breath more coming from direction of your brain. It can also cause cloudy thinking or headaches. ...Read more

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Will a small hole in your heart cause lack of oxygen in your blood?

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

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What is the probablity of a person with sleep apnea dying due to lack of oxygen?

What is the probablity of a person with sleep apnea dying due to lack of oxygen?

Sleep apnea: The greater the sleep apnea (classifications from mild to severe) the greater the chance of dying of " natural causes " in your sleep. Sleep apnea is a serious medical condition and should be actively treated. ...Read more

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Mama was in an accident and left brain damaged due to lack of oxygen 2 years ago. Will she ever be mama again?

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

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Does blood still flow through a dead testicle? Also what makes a the testicle dead? Lack of oxygen? Can you still feel pain on the testicle?

Does blood still flow through a dead testicle? Also what makes a the testicle dead? Lack of oxygen? Can you still feel pain on the testicle?

Here are some. ..: The ending result of complete shut-off of blood supply by testicular torsion is a dead testis, which will resolve in time through its necrosis / liquefaction followed with body reaction by mobilizing white blood cells & "enzymes" to "digest" such dead tissue. However, if infection superimposed, such necrotic soft dead tissue will become abscess requiring timely surgical removal. Detail? Ask Doc. ...Read more

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Would lack of oxygen at birth cause nystagmus of the eyes?

Would lack of oxygen at birth cause nystagmus of the eyes?

Yes: Brainstem damage can affect the neural pathways which control eye movements. ...Read more

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 ...Read more


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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