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how long does hypoxia take to heal?

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Dr. Mary Efremov
Internal Medicine 43 years experience
Complicated: It depends on the circulatory and pulmonary system, and the oxygen in the ambient system.

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A 35-year-old member asked:

What is hypoxia?

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Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
Hematology and Oncology 30 years experience
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 evaluation and treatment.
A 41-year-old member asked:

What are hypoxia and asphyxia?

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Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 37 years experience
See below: Hypoxia is a lack of oxygen in the bloodstream. Asphyxia, or suffocation, is the consequence of hypoxia.
A 40-year-old member asked:

Why is there cyanosis during hypoxia?

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Dr. Mary Efremov
Internal Medicine 43 years experience
Low oxygen: Cooling slows down metabolic process of circulatory system and oxygen levels fall.
A 34-year-old member asked:

Why is there often an occurence of cyanosis during hypoxia?

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Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 37 years experience
See below: Only oxygenated hemoglobin is red. In hypoxic states, there is no oxygen, therefore the hemoglobin is bluish or cyan colored.
A 41-year-old member asked:

How can hypoxia cause cell damage?

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Dr. Alfredo Garcia
Pediatrics 56 years experience
Hypoxia: Every cell in the body needs oxygen to function fully. Lack of oxygen will kill it.

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