Within minutes of asphyxia, the lack of blood and oxygen supply results in cell damage. After the restoration of the blood and oxygen supply to the brain, reperfusion injury occurs due to the release of toxins from the damaged cells.
While mild and moderate asphyxia does not leave permanent damage, prolonged asphyxia may cause long-lasting injury to the baby’s brain, heart, and other vital organs. Asphyxia in premature babies is likely to result in cerebral palsy, developmental problems, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or impaired vision. Severe asphyxia may lead to organ failure and death.
Consult your doctor for any concerns.
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