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What causes stagnant anoxia?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Anything that restricts the flow of oxygen-rich blood in your body can cause stagnant anoxia. Heart disease, asthma, and emphysema are all common causes of this condition. Exposure to extreme cold or high altitudes can also create stagnant anoxia, as can problems with anesthesia during medical procedures, carbon monoxide inhalation, or exposure to ergot poisoning. Violent or accidental acts like choking, strangulation, near-drowning experiences, and suffocation can also lead to stagnant anoxia.

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