condition in which the body or a region of the body is deprived of adequate oxygen supply at the tissue level
|Other names||Hypoxiation, lack of oxygen, low blood oxygen, oxygen starvation|
|Cyanosis of the hand in an elderly person with low oxygen saturation|
|Symptoms||Cyanosis, numbness or pins and needles feeling of the extremities|
|Risk factors||Diabetes, coronary artery disease, heart attack, stroke, embolism, thrombosis, deep-vein thrombosis, tobacco smoking|
Hypoxia may be classified as either generalized, affecting the whole body, or local, affecting a region of the body.