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Can you tell me about drug overdose leading to circulatory collapse?

Can you tell me about drug overdose leading to circulatory collapse?

Depends: on the amount and dosage of the drugs you take along with other drugs and alcohol. The most dangerous are the long acting opiates taken concomitantly with alcohol, tricyclic antidepressants, or benzodiazepines. ...Read more

Dr. William Walsh
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Shock (Definition)

Shock is a condition in which a person cannot circulate enough blood (carrying oxygen & nutrients) to the vital organs in the body. If shock persists, various parts of the body will stop working, and the person will die. Causes of shock include injuries, excessive bleeding, heart failure, infections, chemical imbalances, ...Read more


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Can coral snake venom may cause hypotension and circulatory collapse?

Can coral snake venom may cause hypotension and circulatory collapse?

Very late..: Coral snake venom is a neuro toxin, unlike the rattlesnake which is a hemo (blood cell) toxin. Neuro toxins cause paralysis of the respiratory muscles, so you stop breathing. The inability to breath and lack of oxygen will eventually cause hypotension and circulatory collapse...Just before you die. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how anaphylaxis cause circulatory shock?

Can you tell me how anaphylaxis cause circulatory shock?

Yes: Due to the release of histamine and other molecules, the blood vessels become overly leaky allowing blood to exit the blood vessels and distribute in tissue. This does not leave enough blood left inside the vessels to adequately bring oxygen to the brain, heart and lungs. ...Read more

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Should I be worried about shiny legs? I know it's sometimes a symptom of circulatory issues. I have hair growth and no trouble healing.

Should I be worried about shiny legs?  I know it's sometimes a symptom of circulatory issues.  I have hair growth and no trouble healing.

Shiny leg skin is: not in and of itself a problem. It is associated frequently with obesity and venous insufficiency or leg edema from another cause. Vascular issues can certainly arise later so the goal is to avoid these conditions early. ...Read more

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Distinctions between circulatory, respiratory & intestinal issues that hav same symptoms? Dizzy/fatigue/vertigo, breathless, chest pain, weight change

Distinctions between circulatory, respiratory & intestinal issues that hav same symptoms? Dizzy/fatigue/vertigo, breathless, chest pain, weight change

Diagnosis: a detailed history with respect to the nature of symptoms, mode of onset, exacerbating or relieving factors, environmental factors etc. will take significant time but would be crucial in attempting to sort out your symptoms, this abbreviated forum limited to 400 characters and does not suffice.please see the local physician or access health Concierge ...Read more

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How to improve circulatory system?

How to improve circulatory system?

Exercise!: Exercise is best way to improve circulatory system as well as get/stay healthy. ...Read more

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What are good practices for the circulatory system?

What are good practices for the circulatory system?

Cardiology: Good question, but probably the wrong forum. To answer this question would take up a full text book. I am happy to hear that your are curious and maybe you can get into a class to learn about physiology and biology and pathology. Maybe you can be on your way to medical school. Keep learning. ...Read more

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How does the circulatory system work?

How does the circulatory system work?

Blood: All the cells that compose your body require a continuous supply of oxygen and nutrients and means of removing waste. These functions are performed by blood. Your heart pumps oxygen rich blood to all areas and receive oxygen poor blood in return - simulataneously, your heart separately pumps this oxygen poor blood to your lungs and receives it to pump everywhere else. Blood goes round and round. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Pack
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Collapse (Definition)

Collapse refers to falling from the upright position to the ground. Circulatory collapse means the blood circulation is failing due to problems such as poor pumping from the heart, low blood volume ...Read more