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What exactly do car fumes do to the body?
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Dr. (Liz)Phuong Tran
Family Medicine
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In brief: Affect heart ,lung
Car fumes have carbon monoxide which can affect both respiratory and cardiac.
In asthma pts fumes can exacerbate sx. Because the reduction in oxygen, fumes can cause cardiac ischemia or can cause heart attack as well.

In brief: Affect heart ,lung
Car fumes have carbon monoxide which can affect both respiratory and cardiac.
In asthma pts fumes can exacerbate sx. Because the reduction in oxygen, fumes can cause cardiac ischemia or can cause heart attack as well.
Dr. (Liz)Phuong Tran
Dr. (Liz)Phuong Tran
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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Surgery - Hand Surgery
In brief: Car fumes contain
Many components but the most concerning is carbon monoxide which binds to the hemoglobin in your red blood cells so that oxygen cannot be transported via the blood in its usual manner. The co or carbon monoxide binds irreversibly to the hemoglobin forming carboxyhemoglobin and one can die if not enough oxygen is available for tissues for vital functions.
Intially there may just be a headache and.

In brief: Car fumes contain
Many components but the most concerning is carbon monoxide which binds to the hemoglobin in your red blood cells so that oxygen cannot be transported via the blood in its usual manner. The co or carbon monoxide binds irreversibly to the hemoglobin forming carboxyhemoglobin and one can die if not enough oxygen is available for tissues for vital functions.
Intially there may just be a headache and.
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
and lightheadedness. however these are warning signs that toxicity is beginning. One must remove the affected person from the source of the fumes and oxygen must be given in high concentration to counteract the failure of the carboxyhemoglobin to deliver oxygen to the tissues
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