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Can anxiety cause hypoxia, lack of oxygen problem?

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Dr. Sue Ferranti answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

Many things..,,: Hypoxia refers to a decreased level of oxygen in the body. Many conditions can result in hypoxia including, but not limited to, lung conditions like acute asthma, copd, pulmonary embolism, etc., cardiac conditions like congestive heart failure, acute mi, valve abnormalities, etc., musculoskeletal conditions like als, diaphragmatic paralysis, etc. Hypoxia can lead to anxiety!

Answered 7/1/2017

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Dr. Raja-elie Abdulnour answered

Specializes in Critical Care

No: Anxiety does not cause hypoxia.

Answered 2/1/2018

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Dr. Hesham Hassaballa answered

Specializes in Pulmonary Critical Care

Lack of Oxygen: "hypoxia" simply means low oxygen levels. This can be from a large number of things: infections, heart attacks, reactions, clot to the lung, etc. Lack of oxygen can definitely cause anxiety. If you think you have hypoxia, definitely get checked out by a doctor right away.

Answered 10/30/2017

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