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Does everyone have their own unique signs and symptoms of hypoxia or are they the same for everyone?

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Dr. Mazen Kherallah
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease

In brief: Hypoxia

Symptoms are the same but different people tolerate hypoxia differently.

In brief: Hypoxia

Symptoms are the same but different people tolerate hypoxia differently.
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Dr. Latisha Smith
Wound care

In brief: No

Hypoxia signs are the same for everyone, but different individuals will have varying degrees of tolerance for a certain level of hypoxia.
An athlete will feel differently from someone who has lung condition like emphysema. A hypoxia will cause people to have increased heart rate, increased respirations and possibly lightheadedness. Eventually everyone will experience decreased consciousness.

In brief: No

Hypoxia signs are the same for everyone, but different individuals will have varying degrees of tolerance for a certain level of hypoxia.
An athlete will feel differently from someone who has lung condition like emphysema. A hypoxia will cause people to have increased heart rate, increased respirations and possibly lightheadedness. Eventually everyone will experience decreased consciousness.
Dr. Latisha Smith
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