Anoxic brain injury

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What is anoxic brain injury?

When oxygen levels are significantly low for four minutes or longer, brain cells begin to die and after five minutes permanent anoxic brain injury can occur.

Common symptoms reported by people with anoxic brain injury

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with anoxic brain injury

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Nordic Naturals DHA)
Type
Supplement
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anoxic brain injury (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Supplement
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anoxic brain injury (1)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Supplement
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anoxic brain injury (1)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Supplement
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anoxic brain injury (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Breath Meditation)
Type
Complementary and Alternative Medicine
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Zoloft)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)

Data from patients with anoxic brain injury, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with anoxic brain injury

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Nordic Naturals DHA)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
anoxic brain injury (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
dizziness
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
anoxic brain injury (1)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
anoxic brain injury (1)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
anoxic brain injury (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Breath Meditation)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Zoloft)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with anoxic brain injury, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has anoxic brain injury on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 5
20s 9
30s 15
40s 14
50s 16
60s 7
70+ 2
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 1
20-29 years 5
30-39 years 1
40-49 years 2
50-59 years 2
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 31
Female 37

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 17
Not Diagnosed 2

These charts show data from anoxic brain injury patients who have completed their condition history
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