can anyone answer this ? - page 2

I need to know what medically happends when someone has the wind knocked out of them. How long does is usually take for them to be able to breath correctly and does it damage the lungs or... Read More

  1. by   canoehead
    Diaphragmatic paralysis is self limiting because once you relax after passing out from hypoxia the diaphragm has to relax too, and you will automatically take a breath. However, in a fistfight the other guy may have killed you by some other means by then, so it is not a recommended ailment.
  2. by   WannaBDukeNurse
    ooohh yeah we talked about the automatic breathing the other day in class now i can apply it to this, thanks canoe!