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It may actually lead to other things, such as poor grades in school, mental health issues and even crime.
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Anything that lowers you O2 intake will have the same symptoms and some are permanent after suffering them.
Although they can vary from person to person, the most common hypoxia symptoms are:
1. Weakness In The Face, Arms Or Legs
- Changes in the color of your skin, ranging from blue to cherry red
- Fast heart rate
- Rapid breathing
- Shortness of breath
- Slow heart rate
Is the person's face drooping on one side? When sudden numbness or weakness of the face occurs, this is a warning sign of a stroke. This can show up in something like an uneven smile. Ask the person to raise his or her arms. If the person isn't able to move a limb, this is because it suddenly has gone weak and numb. These changes usually involve either one side of the body or the other. It's uncommon to have a stroke that affects both arms at the same time. The reason this happens is that the left side of the brain controls the right side of the body, and the right side of the brain controls the left side of the body. Therefore, a stroke in the left side of the brain translates into right-sided weakness and numbness.
2. Trouble Walking Or Sudden Loss Of Balance
People having a stroke frequently lose balance and coordination. They also often show signs of trouble walking. Fatigue and confusion can also have difficulty standing and walking. You feel this way because of the blocked or reduced blood supply to your brain a stroke causes.
3. Blurred Speech
Slurred speech is one of the easiest-to-recognize signs of stroke. Do a simple test: make the person repeat a distinctive phrase. "A cat with gloves also catches no mice" works for this. Listen for slurred speech. Does the person say the words wrong? Sudden confused or slurred speech is one of the more common signs of stroke. In fact, if something like this happens, there is an 80% chance the individual is experiencing a stroke.
4. Sudden Loss Of Vision
Typically, what happens in a stroke is that you lose one-half (or one-quarter) of your visual field; you don't go entirely blind. When looking straight ahead, you can't see past midline in one direction. In other words, you lose some peripheral vision in both eyes. So, if you or someone else experiences trouble seeing, with partial loss of the field of vision, this can be a sign of a stroke.
Dizziness can be a one-time event, or it can be a chronic problem. Dizziness alone isn't necessarily a sign of a stroke, however. Lightheadedness due to stress, overworking, depression, illness, or medication happens to us all sometimes. We do eventually get better though. If you experience persistent dizziness, that could be a sign of stroke. This is especially true when the dizziness comes with trouble walking, loss of balance and speech problems.
6. A severe Headache
People who experience painful headaches might be at higher risk of strokes and heart disease. A sudden, severe headache that comes out of nowhere with no clear cause can be a sign of stroke. Other causes to rule out include stress, anxiety and work exhaustion, of course. If none of those applies, then it's time to consider the possibility of a stroke. This happens mostly with the hemorrhagic type of stroke when a blood vessel in the brain ruptures and bleeds. This then causes brain cell death. The pain of this kind of a headache is extreme. In addition to the pain, some people also vomit. Headaches also occur with the ischemic-type of stroke, though this is less common.
People who were having a stroke often report feeling severe fatigue. Though everyone feels tired at some point in time, it's usually because of a simple lack of sleep or rest. It can also be because you've had a hectic day. Fatigue in those having a stroke is also common and quite different. A sense of exhaustion and weariness that may not improve with rest could represent a sign of a stroke.
8. Loss of Swallowing Reflex
People on the brink of a stroke often feel a decrease or loss of their swallowing reflex. This is a pretty common sign of stroke. Sometimes, trouble swallowing goes as far as to cause gagging. One study found as many as 65% of stroke patients show signs of dysphagia. This is the medical term for a swallowing disorder. Reporting this to the staff at the hospital is important since it's a sign of stroke. Doctors treating for stroke usually run a swallow test to see how serious the issue is. If the analysis shows a serious problem, then the next step is to contact a speech pathologist for extra treatment.
9. Loss Of Sensation
It's typical for a person having a stroke to lose sensation in some areas of the skin. This loss ranges from limited to total in some spots. This is because, during a stroke, the brain can no longer receive normal signals from most body parts. Touch and temperature are especially prone to this. Depending on the area of the brain affected, other parts of the body might show similar signs. Other senses prone to these issues are those of hearing, smell, and taste.
10. Heart Palpitations
A feeling that you are losing your breath or your heart is fluttering is a potential sign of a stroke. Women are more susceptible to this symptom than men. The condition can become quite uncomfortable as the pressure in the brain increases as the stroke evolves. The symptoms of a stroke can be quite similar to those of a heart attack.
Any idea how many ways there are that can be used to impair people ability to breath properly as an ill person is easy to control compared to one that is alert and knows they are being mistreated.
How much of that can be reversed by increasing o2 levels to above 21% and below 35%?