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Hypoxia UPSC NOTE

 Why in News

  • Researchers have said that theirs is the first effort to demonstrate that oxygen restriction can extend lifespan in an ageing mammal.

  • Previous reports on oxygen restriction lengthening lifespan have come from mammalian cells grown in Petri dishes, yeast, and in less complex lab animals.

  • In addition to its tranquil quality and a sense of peace, the fresh, crisp, pollutant-free mountain air could help some animals live longer.

  • Specifically, the lower oxygen content at high altitudes increases lifespan significantly in ageing mice, according to a study published.

  • Hypoxia is a condition in which the body or a region of the body is deprived of adequate oxygen supply at the tissue level.

 This can occur due to a variety of factors,


  1. Lack of oxygen in the air.

  2. Lack of oxygen in the blood. 

  3. Lack of oxygen in the tissues.


  • Symptoms of hypoxia can vary depending on the severity of the condition.

  • Mild hypoxia may cause no symptoms, while severe hypoxia can be life-threatening

Symptoms of hypoxia may include:

  1. Difficulty breathing

  2. Rapid breathing

  3. Fast or pounding heartbeat

  4. Confusion

  5. Restlessness

  6. Bluish skin (cyanosis)

  • Treatment for hypoxia depends on the cause of the condition. 

  • In some cases, the underlying condition can be treated, which will alleviate the hypoxia

  • In other cases, supplemental oxygen or other treatments may be necessary to maintain adequate oxygen levels.

  • Hypoxia is a serious condition that should not be ignored. 

  • If you are experiencing any of the symptoms of hypoxia, it is important to seek medical attention immediately.


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