Asphyxia refers to a potentially fatal lack of oxygen. This can be brought on by flooding, choking, or a blockage of the airways. In some cases, asphyxia can also be caused by the inhalation of toxic gases. Symptoms of asphyxia include unconsciousness, convulsions, and eventually death if not treated immediately.
Asphyxia is a serious condition that can rapidly lead to death if not treated immediately. It is important to be aware of the signs and symptoms of asphyxia so that you can get help as soon as possible if you or someone else is experiencing them.« Back to Glossary Index