Common Symptoms of Brain Hypoxia

brain hypoxiaIt’s been two days since the electrical fire broke out in your apartment, and although you managed to get out safely—you’re still experiencing problems from the smoke. You’ve had several bouts of dizziness, incessant coughing, and you find yourself easily dazed and forgetful.

Could the smoke inhalation from the fire have caused serious side effects, other than to your lungs?

Identifying Signs of Cerebral Hypoxia

According to the National Institute of Health and Neurological Disorders, your brain requires approximately 3.3 milliliters of oxygenated blood per minute for every 100 grams of brain tissue present. When your brain is deprived of this vital amount of oxygen, it goes into cerebral hypoxia, and tissues begin to essentially suffocate and die. Not only does this create serious damage to your brain’s function, but it can also have lasting cognitive effects as well.

Initially the body responds to cerebral hypoxia by redirecting blood to the brain and increasing cerebral blood flow. However, this redirection can only last for a limited time, and if the oxygen flow still isn’t adequate, you’ll immediately begin to feel the effects.  

Although these symptomatic effects can range from mild to severe, if you experience any one of the following symptoms, you need to seek medical attention immediately to prevent severe brain damage.

Mild Symptoms

  • Headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Blurred vision
  • Temporary memory loss
  • Loss of sensations
  • Reduced ability to move your body
  • Difficulty paying attention
  • Difficulty making decisions

Severe Symptoms

  • Labored or difficulty breathing
  • Seizures
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Coma
  • Brain death

What to Do After a Cerebral Hypoxia Diagnosis

brain hypoxia scanMany different things and actions can contribute to a loved one being deprived of essential oxygen. Unfortunately, these mistakes and actions can also cause her years if not a lifetime of treatment, pain, and suffering. Don’t allow someone else’s carelessness to cost your family their future. Call us today for a free consultation and review of your case. If a third-party’s involvement resulted in your loved one’s brain hypoxia injuries, you’re entitled to compensation—and probably more than your insurance company is willing to offer. Call 703-691-5919 today to get the justice and peace of mind your entire family deserves.

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Two days ago, I went for my monthly check up with my pain management doctor for which I take an neuroleptic and narcotic drug. Within the past six months I learned that Neurontin destroys brain synapses especially in the elderly. I am 73. I have Syringomyelia, was misdiagnosed seven years ago, surgery found a Siri in my spinal cord and I was damaged, the's the pain meds. At my monthly check up while taking my vital signs I was told to take a couple of deep breath's and I asked why. She said your brain showed a lack of oxygen and she said to ask my doctor about it. When I went into see my doctor I forgot to ask him about it which is something I do quite often now. Is this hypoxia? I can be driving your car or just sitting somewhere and it will feel like I'm awake but I lose consciousness just for a half second. And this is beginning to scare me. Are the meds doing this to my brain? Is this hypoxia?
by Marilyn Welton February 23, 2017 at 05:58 AM
Finally this makes sense!
by aysia February 21, 2016 at 04:42 PM
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