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2. What is Hypoxemia?

Hypoxemia occurs when your arterial bloodstream receives reduced quantities of oxygen. Hemoglobin blends red blood cells with protein and oxygen throughout your tissues and organs. Since the condition occurs when you have an oxygen deficiency in your blood, you might develop issues in various tissues and organs. Hypoxemia is dangerous and can even be fatal, with the most severe cases leading to cerebral hypoxia, which can, in turn, lead to brain damage or death.

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