Anemic Anoxia and Getting Social Security Benefits
What is Anemic Anoxia? Anemic anoxia is characterized by a decrease in the amount of hemoglobin or red blood cells in your blood. Anemic anoxia involves blood that does not transport a sufficient amount of oxygen to your brain. In this article you can learn how having anemic anoxia may qualify you for ssi or ssdi social security benefits.
Anoxia is a condition that is characterized by a lack of oxygen supply to a tissue or an organ. This is something that takes place even though there is an adequate blood flow to that organ or tissue. Hypoxia is a condition that is evidenced by a decrease in the supply of oxygen to an organ or a tissue. Again, as is true with anoxia, this is something that occurs in spite of there being an adequate blood flow to that tissue or organ.
Anoxia and hypoxia are often used interchangeably as synonyms for one another. However, anoxia and hypoxia refer to two similar but different conditions. Hypoxia is the medical term that is used to refer to a condition where there is a decrease in the supply of oxygen to an organ or a tissue. On the other hand, anoxia refers to a condition where there is no supply of oxygen to a tissue or an organ.
There are some kinds of lung disease that can result in your blood not containing enough oxygen. This is due to your lungs not being able to process oxygen sufficiently. In this case, the blood flow to your brain is sufficient, but your brain does not get the required amount of oxygen that is needed to carry out vital functions. This, in turn, may result in a deterioration of your overall condition.
Anemic anoxia possible causes
There are some things that may cause anemic anoxia. They include carbon monoxide poisoning, chronic anemia and acute hemorrhage. There are also several things that can result in anemic anoxia, as well as the other forms of anoxia. Some of these are:
- Respiratory disorders that interfere with your breathing
- Extremely low blood pressure (hypotension)
- Myocardial infarction (a heart attack)
- The use of illegal drugs
- Respiratory arrest
- Electrical shock
- Compression of your trachea
- Near drowning
- Brain tumors
- Heart arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat)
- Carbon monoxide inhalation
- Improper exposure to anesthesia
- High altitude exposure
Possible indications you have Anemic Anoxia
There are some signs and symptoms that you may experience, which may be an indication of anemic anoxia. Some of these may include:
- Being in a state of unconsciousness (comatose or stuperous)
- Your body exhibiting myoclonic jerks (involuntary muscle spasms or twitches)
- A state of mental confusion
- Experiencing seizures
- A stiffness in your neck
Doctors diagnosis and Anemic Anoxia
Your doctor will likely do a physical exam and take note of your signs and symptoms in order to diagnose your anemic anoxia. The diagnosis of anemic anoxia is then usually based on you exhibiting the clinical signs and symptoms of anemic anoxia. There are some diagnostic tests and procedures that your doctor will probably want you to have in order for a definitive diagnosis of anemic anoxia to be made. Some of these are:
- Blood volume
- CBC (complete blood count)
- Serial ECGs (electrocardiogram)
- Venous pressure
- Repeated arterial blood gases
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