Edited by: Joe Hing Kwok Chu
The following can cause hypoventilation:
(The following mnemonic guide helps to remember what to
avoid to prevent hypoventilation, a cause of hypokalemia )
Hy: Hypnotic trance, including religious types of
meditation, visualization, long distance running trance,
certain types of qigong
(some fertilizers and pesticides)
O: Opiate. Over exertion in exercise (oxygen supply can not
keep up with demand).
V: Venomous snake
E: Ethanol ( ethyl alcohol or grain alcohol)
T: TCA (Tricyclic antidepressant)
Warning: for people with neuromuscular disease, oxygen may
not be the solution.
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