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Should I talk to my doctor about my anoxic brain injury symptoms?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Anyone with symptoms of an anoxic brain injury needs to be seen by a doctor immediately. The underlying cause of the injury - such as cardiac arrest, for example - needs to be treated right away. Appropriate life-support systems - like mechanical ventilation - must be administered as soon as possible to help stabilize the body. The longer a person is deprived of oxygen, the worse the prognosis is for a successful recovery.

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