Hypoxia is a condition characterized by insufficient or decreased oxygen supply to the lungs and caused by various extrinsic factors such as decreased
pO2, insufficient oxygen, etc. The different types of hypoxia are;-.
• Hypoxemic hypoxia
In this hypoxia, there is a decrease in the oxygen content of the blood due to the low oxygen partial pressure in the arterial blood.
• Anaemic hypoxia
This hypoxia results in a decrease in haemoglobin concentration.
• Stagnant or ischemic hypoxia
This type of hypoxia results in a lack of oxygen in the blood due to poor circulation. It occurs when a person is exposed to a cold temperature for a long period of time.
• Histotoxic hypoxia
In this type of hypoxia, the tissues cannot use oxygen, which occurs with carbon monoxide or cyanide poisoning.Answered by Abhisek | 1 year ago
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