Hypoxic & Anoxic Process
What is Hypoxic/Anoxic Process
Hypoxic and anoxic brain injuries occur when the brain either receives no oxygen (anoxia) or not enough oxygen (hypoxia) for a period of time. Without adequate oxygen, the brain cannot function properly and brain cells can be damaged or even die.
Many diseases and injuries can prevent oxygen and nutrients from traveling to the brain. Some of the more common causes of hypoxic-anoxic brain injuries include:
Carbon monoxide poisoning