What Is Chronic Hypoxia?

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Chronic hypoxia is a condition in which tissues in the body are continuously deprived of much-needed oxygen over the course of months or years. It is typically characterized by the slow or gradual reduction in the oxygen supply of cells, tissues, and organ systems, often brought about by problems in the heart and lungs. Oxygen is very important for the proper functioning of cells. The decrease or absence of oxygen supply to the cells, usually result in the decline of cell functions, and in the overall decline in health.