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Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

It is occurred when there is increase amount of carbon monoxide start accumulated in your body. When air contain large quantity of carbon monoxide then it replaces the oxygen during inspiration and also in red blood cells and impaired oxygen supply to the body. It is odorless, tasteless and colorless gas therefore it is difficult to detect in environment.

Symptoms

Below mention are the signs and symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning:

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  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Blurred vision
  • Confusion
  • Breathing difficulty

Causes

It is occurred when you inhaled too much carbon monoxide Carbon monoxide present in the environment. It binds with hemoglobin and replaces oxygen from red blood cells and impair the oxygen supply to the body. It is producing by burning of fuel in a close space.

Complications

If left untreated it may cause the following complications:

  • Miscarriage
  • Brain damage
  • Heart damage
  • Death

Diagnosis

Carbon monoxide poisoning cases deal in emergency doctor may take the sample of your blood to check the presence of gas.

Treatment

Treatment option include:

  • Give the pure oxygen through nose and mouth by oxygen cylinder. Ventilator may also help to keep breathing.
  • Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is also recommended this may help to replace the carbon monoxide replace from the blood cells.
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