Affinity anoxia is a form of anoxia that is characterized by a defect in the chemistry of your blood. This defect causes the hemoglobin in your blood to not be able to pick up enough oxygen from the air.
Affinity anoxia occurs even when there are sufficient amounts of oxygen in the air. Affinity anoxia affects the amount of oxygen that is delivered to your organs and tissues.
Anoxia is a condition that develops when there is a lack of oxygen that is being supplied to an organ or a tissue. This condition takes place even though that tissue or organ is getting a sufficient amount of blood flow. Hypoxia is a condition that comes about when there is a decrease in the amount of oxygen that is going to a tissue or an organ. This to, as with anoxia, occurs in spite of the fact that the organ or tissue is getting an adequate amount of blood flow.
Anoxia and hypoxia are similar conditions. In fact, many times, they are substituted for one another, but they are different conditions. Hypoxia is a condition that is evidenced by a decrease in the amount of oxygen that gets to an organ or a tissue. Anoxia is a condition that is marked by not any oxygen going to a tissue or an organ.
There are five different types of anoxia. They are histotoxic anoxia, anoxic anoxia, stagnant anoxia, anemic anoxia and affinity anoxia.
As mentioned above, affinity anoxia is brought about by a defect in the chemistry of your blood. However, the thing that brings about this defect is not known at the present time.
Possible reasons for getting Affinity Anoxia
There are several things that may lead to affinity anoxia. These are things that may bring about any of the various types of anoxia. Some of these are:
- An irregular heartbeat (cardiac arrhythmia)
- A heart attack (myocardial infarction)
- Respiratory arrest
- Electrical shock
- Near drowning
- High altitude exposure
- Brain tumors
- Compression of your trachea
- Improper exposure to anesthesia
- Respiratory disorders that interfere with your breathing
- The use of illegal drugs
- Hypotension (extremely low blood pressure)
- Carbon monoxide inhalation
Affinity Anoxia Symptoms
You may experience several different signs and symptoms with affinity anoxia. Some of these may include:
- Tingling in your fingers or toes
- Impairment in your judgment
- Limp muscles
- Your fingernails and lips appearing blue (cyanosis)
- A decrease in your reaction time
- A dizzy or lightheaded sensation
- Shortness of breath or rapid breathing
- Problems with movement
- A feeling of euphoria
- Problems with your memory
- Loss of consciousness
- Being drowsy
- Impairment in your vision
Get Disability Benefits for Affinity Anoxia
Affinity anoxia is usually diagnosed on the basis of you exhibiting the clinical signs and symptoms of this condition. Your doctor may also want you to have some diagnostic procedures and tests in order that a definitive diagnosis of affinity anoxia can be made. The specific test or procedure that you have done will usually depend on whatever the suspected cause of your affinity anoxia is thought to be.
Affinity anoxia and/or complications that have been caused by this condition or the underlying disorder or ailment that has brought it about may have led to you becoming disabled and not being able to work. If this is your situation, you may have put in a claim for Social Security disability benefits or disability benefits from the Social Security Administration.
Did the Social Security Administration deny your disability benefits claim for Affinity anoxia? Did the Social Security Administration also turn down your request for a reconsideration?
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