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When respiratory failure causes a low level of oxygen in the blood, it's called hypoxemic respiratory failure. Hypercapnic respiratory failure is if high amounts of carbon dioxide gas is the reason.
Respiratory failure is a condition in which not enough oxygen passes from your lungs into your blood. Diseases and conditions that affect your breathing can cause respiratory failure.
Living with respiratory failure may cause fear, anxiety, depression, and stress. It's important to talk about how you feel with your health care team.
Acute respiratory failure can be a medical emergency. It often is treated in an intensive care unit at a hospital.