Posts Tagged ‘unresponsiveness’

Unresponsive and Not Breathing – Adult

If an adult is unresponsive and not breathing, you’ll need to do CPR (which is short for cardiopulmonary resuscitation). CPR involves giving someone a combination of chest compressions and rescue breaths to keep their heart and circulation going to try to save their life. If they start breathing normally again, stop CPR and put them in the recovery […]

Seizures

A seizure can be caused by something interrupting the electrical activity in the brain. This leads the muscles in the body to contract uncontrollably and usually causes the person to lose responsiveness. It’s also known as a convulsion or fit. In adults, seizures are the most common symptom of epilepsy, but they can be caused […]

Unresponsive breathing adult

Unresponsiveness can last for a few seconds (e.g. fainting) or for a long time. It’s often brought on by serious illness or injury (e.g. a head injury), or by taking alcohol or other drugs. Find out what to do if an adult is unresponsive and breathing. What to look for – Unresponsive and breathing adult […]

Heatstroke

Heatstroke is caused by a failure of the thermostat in the brain which regulates the body temperature. If someone has a high fever or has been exposed to heat for a long time, then their body can become dangerously overheated. Someone can also get heatstroke after using drugs such as ecstasy. Sometimes, people get heatstroke […]

Head injuries

All head injuries are potentially serious because they can damage the brain and make someone lose responsiveness. The severity of a head injury depends on how someone hit their head and how hard the impact was. A head injury may cause damage to the brain tissue or to blood vessels inside the skull, or even […]

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