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Lightheadedness, passed out in the kitchen. Due to gas leak?

I was living in a small appt with a rinnai heater and could smell gas off and on. I told the owner that day and that night i came down stairs and started to get into the fridge and started to feel light headed and passed out. I went to the ER and my ox leval was way down as well as my blood pressure was very low i was at the point of them giving me a zap. It never dawned on me to tell them about the gas leak is it possible for that to have been the problem?
Asked On : Thu, 31 Jan 2013
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thank you for your query.

first of all thanks a lot for the detailed is very helpful.yes gas leak is a very good possibility for your symptoms because you mentioned that your oxygen level was very low when you reached the gas can mix with blood,form compounds and reduce the ability of hemoglobin to absorb oxygen..

but to be on a safer side i would also advise you to get your blood pressure checked up to know there arent any residual effects.

thank you,
wishing you good health
Answered: Wed, 3 Jul 2013
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