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What increases my risk for anoxic anoxia?

Anoxic anoxia occurs when the brain is not supplied enough oxygen, often due to limited oxygen supply in the air. Because the amount of oxygen in the air decreases as the altitude increases, people who climb to high altitudes are at risk of developing the disorder. Generally, people can climb between 5,000-6,500 feet a day safely. Another risk factor is being male; men are more likely than women to get a brain injury of any kind.

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