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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maritza Baez
16 years experience in Family Medicine
Low oxygen: Where the whole body or a region of the body has inadequate oxygen supply. Variations in arterial oxygen concentrations can be part of the normal ph ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
29 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Decreased oxygen: Hypoxia is a medical term for a decreased amount of oxygen in the blood. There are many reasons this can happen but it is a problem that requires eva ... Read More
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Dr. Dennis Clifford
42 years experience in Pulmonary Critical Care
Lack of oxygen: Lack of oxygen can happen from 1.) high altitude 2.) inadequate ventilation into the lung 3.) airflow obstruction 4.) ventilation and perfusion mismat ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
55 years experience in Pediatrics
Hypoxia: Every cell in the body needs oxygen to function fully. Lack of oxygen will kill it.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Efremov
42 years experience in Internal Medicine
Complicated: It depends on the circulatory and pulmonary system, and the oxygen in the ambient system.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Weeks
44 years experience in Family Medicine
Lack of oxygen: Tissue hypoxia means not enough oxygen is being delivered to the tissue in question. This may occur for many reasons including lung problems, heart pr ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nestor Del rosario
33 years experience in Addiction Medicine
Low oxygen: Hypoxia is the low tension of oxygen, hypoxemia is low oxygen tension or amount in the blood, desaturation is low measured oxygen occupying the red bl ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Weintraub
35 years experience in Pulmonology
Low oxygen: Hypoxia means that tissue is not getting enough oxygen. This can either apply to the whole body, in which case there is too little oxygen in the blood ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Altitude: Exposure to air with too little oxygen pressure, as on a high mountain or in a hypobaric chamber.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience in Family Medicine
See below: Hypoxia is a lack of oxygen in the bloodstream. Asphyxia, or suffocation, is the consequence of hypoxia.

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