Anoxia

Below you will find more information about Anoxia from Medigest. If you believe that you are suffering from any of the symptoms of Anoxia it is important that you obtain an accurate diagnosis from a medical professional to ensure that you obtain the correct medication or treatment for your condition. There are medical conditions that carry similar symptoms associated with Anoxia and therefore the information provided by Medigest is offered as a guideline only and should never be used in preference to seeking professional medical advice. The information relating to Anoxia comes from a third party source and Medigest will not be held liable for any inaccuracies relating to the information shown.

Definition

Anoxia is a medical condition where there is lack of oxygen in the body to supply it to the person's organ tissues. It is also known as hypoxia inasmuch as they refer to same condition where there is not enough oxygen needed to supply the organ tissues of the body.

Diagnosis

Diagnosis includes physical examination and observation of symptoms. It may also includes blood tests and imaging tests such as MRI, CT Scan and X-rays to rule out other possible causes and to determine the extent of the condition.

Treatment

Treatment includes restoration of oxygen supply, cardiovascular restoration and undergoing treatments focusing on how to establish an adequate airways in the body.

Symptoms and Signs

Symptoms includes sudden seizures, myoclonic jerks where there is muscle spasms or twitches in the muscle, stiffness of the neck and sudden unconsciousness.

Causes

Anoxia may be caused by severe asthma, strangulation, heart attack,anesthetic accidents, poisoning, carbon monoxide inhalation and even medical conditions such as whooping cough, acute pancreatitis and SARS.

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