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Oxygen Deprivation

Oxygen deprivation or hypoxia is a condition that is characterized by inadequate oxygen supply. Cough, skin discoloration, confusion, shortness of breath, sweating, wheezing, tachycardia, bradycardia, etc., are the symptoms of hypoxia. Lung disorders, trauma, anemia, cyanide poisoning, cardiac disorders, etc., are the causes of hypoxia. This condition requires medical intervention, during which oxygen support is given along with asthma medications.

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Can improper swaddling cause brain damage in my baby?

Query: Hello doctor,When my son was about three weeks old, I woke up to see that his swaddle had come undone and was resting over his face. When I picked him up he was beat red in the face and sleeping. It took him a little to wake up but was fine when he did. I did not check for breathing at that exact mo...  Read Full »

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hi, Welcome to If the child has reduced oxygen supply due to such an incident, it may lead to brain damage which will be manifested in a day or two post this incident as a convulsion. That is how you will come to know that this kind of event has taken place. When a baby rests over his...  Read Full »

May I know the risks of high-intensity cardio exercise?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a healthy 36-year-old. I run several times a week, often sprinting up hills for two to three minutes. In the past three years, I have had a few minor cardio-related symptoms, which I had checked out because I am motivated to stay in top physical condition. These include dizziness (...  Read Full »

Dr. Sapkal Ganeshrao Patilba

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Exercising regularly is a good thing to keep ourselves healthy. If you are a trained athlete and exercising under the guidance of an expert for intense cardio, exercise risk will be minimal. Your expert will design a workup that will suit you, like duration of the se...  Read Full »

Can reduced testes blood supply increase mutation risk?

Query: Hello doctor, If both the testes experience a reduction in blood supply (and thus oxygen and hormones), in the long run, will it increase the risk of more spontaneous mutation present in sperms as lesser blood supply will affect the DNA replication and repairing ability of spermatogonial cells?   Read Full »

Dr. Karthik Rajan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your query. What you have mentioned is theoretically true. However, a reduction in blood supply and hormones will lead to atrophy of the testis and a decrease or absence in sperm production eventually. Also, right now, it is clinically impossibl...  Read Full »

Will high altitude hiking cause any harm to the fetus?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 5 weeks pregnant and planning to go on a hike in altitude 2000-5200 m for seven days. The first day (peak climb) should be quite challenging from the physical perspective. As the trip is booked already without prior knowledge of pregnancy, could you please recommend what I should do ...  Read Full »

Dr. Reetika

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I fully understand your concern and will surely help you. Pregnancy is a very precious thing, and I am sure you must be going through many physical and emotional changes. Now I fully understand that you have an active lifestyle, but I recommend that you please postpone...  Read Full »

Should I consult a doctor for sudden fainting and tingling tongue?

Query: Hi doctor,My friend, who is a 38-year-old female, had sudden fainting and tingling in her tongue. She wants to know what is wrong with her. Is it necessary to visit the hospital?  Read Full »

Dr. G. Deepika

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Sudden fainting attacks could be because of various reasons. The most common are as follows. Overactive nerves, may be caused by acts of sneezing, coughing, laughing excessively, sudden pain or fear. Closed and crowded spaces where there is too little oxygen. ...  Read Full »

I want to know about my father's prognosis, who is in a coma after a road accident.

Query: Hi doctor, I need some help with the prognosis of my friend's father, who is in a coma due to a road accident, while he was on a bike. He is 76 years old, and his heart stopped, which was resuscitated after some time. His coma score is minimal, and he is in this state from the past 13 days, with...  Read Full »

Dr. Vivek Chail

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have seen all the attached reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The MRI scan is the most important set of images. It shows changes in the hippocampus and thalamus on both sides. This can be due to a condition called as hypoxic encephalopathy, an...  Read Full »

Should I worry if my red blood cell count is high?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 26-year-old male in relatively good health. I am 5'9," and my weight is 165 pounds. My blood investigation report shows RBC level as 6.04 million/uL, hemoglobin as 17.7 g/dL, and hematocrit as 51.1. Thinking I was dehydrated, my hematologist told me to report the blood work aft...  Read Full »

Dr. Basuki Nath Bhagat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I saw the report you attached (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). All the values of complete blood count (CBC) is within the range. The range of the standard values varies with laboratories, but what is essential is patient's value should be...  Read Full »

Will elevated Carbon dioxide levels cause nausea?

Query: Hello doctor,I just got my routine blood work back, and I am sincerely afraid. Some of these numbers are scaring me. Carbon dioxide 32. Platelets 378. MCHC 30.9 Abs monocytes .75. Are these numbers something to be concerned about? What happens next? I have a doctor phobia, and this makes me nauseous...  Read Full »

Dr. Kamal Kant Sahu

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand that this is a very scary period for all of us. I can completely feel your fear with lab number. However, to my understanding, these numbers indeed look normal or close to normal (if you attach the copy of the report, I can relook them again for yo...  Read Full »

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