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What increases my risk for anoxic brain injuries?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

If you are at risk for illnesses and injuries that can lead to oxygen deprivation, then your risk for an anoxic brain injury is increased. If you have cardiovascular disease or are at risk for strokes, for example, then your risk is higher for anoxic brain injuries. If you engage in activities that make you susceptible to head traumas, drowning, or electrocution, your risk for anoxic brain injuries will also be higher.

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