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What are the most common symptoms of hypoxia?

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They can vary from person to person, but you'll probably notice:

If you have symptoms of hypoxia, call 911.

  • Changes in the color of your skin, ranging from blue to cherry red
  • Confusion
  • Cough
  • Fast heart rate
  • Rapid breathing
  • Shortness of breath
  • Sweating
  • Wheezing

From: Hypoxia and Hypoxemia WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Leach, R. November 1998. BMJ,

Lian, J. March 2009. Nursing 2014 Critical Care.

Medscape: "Hypoventilation syndromes."

Papiris, S. 2002. Critical Care,

Pittman, R. Oxygen Transport in Normal and Pathological States: Defects and Compensations.

Samuel, J. "Hypoxemia and Hypoxia."

UpToDate: "Oxygenation and mechanisms of hypoxemia."

CDC.

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on July 30, 2018

SOURCES:

Leach, R. November 1998. BMJ,

Lian, J. March 2009. Nursing 2014 Critical Care.

Medscape: "Hypoventilation syndromes."

Papiris, S. 2002. Critical Care,

Pittman, R. Oxygen Transport in Normal and Pathological States: Defects and Compensations.

Samuel, J. "Hypoxemia and Hypoxia."

UpToDate: "Oxygenation and mechanisms of hypoxemia."

CDC.

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on July 30, 2018

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