Can an anoxic brain injury be prevented?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Anoxic brain injuries can be prevented by taking measures that reduce your risk of having the injuries or illnesses that can lead to oxygen deprivation. Carbon monoxide poisoning may be prevented by placing carbon monoxide detectors in your home. Chewing food slowly can help prevent choking. Drowning may be prevented by learning the basics of swimming and pool safety. Avoiding sources of high-voltage electricity can prevent electrocution. And eating healthfully and getting regular exercise can reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease.

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