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Can stagnant anoxia be prevented?

Stagnant anoxia is defined as oxygen deficiency at a tissue level.  Essentially, delivery of oxygen to various organs and tissues of the body is decreased in this setting.  As related to congestive heart failure, this may result from less overall circulation of blood through the body.  This can be associated with lower ejection fractions, or a decreased cardiac output.  Prevention of stagnant anoxia may be promoted by treating the cardiomyopathy (weakened heart muscle) itself through medications known to improve heart failure in cardiomyopathy.

The best way to prevent stagnant anoxia is to prevent the things that cause oxygen loss. Maintaining a healthy diet and regular exercise routine can help prevent one of the most common causes of stagnant anoxia, cardiovascular disease. Being properly prepared for extreme cold climates and high altitudes can help prevent oxygen deprivation in such environments. Also, avoid exposure to such toxins as ergot and carbon monoxide whenever possible.

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