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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Regina Druz
40 years experience Cardiology
Depends: This is a difficult one to answer. The changes that may occur at high altitude, such as relatively less oxygen may lead to increased heart rates, espe ... Read More
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Dr. Rodeen Rahbar
19 years experience Vascular Surgery
Yes, it can be.: Traveling to high altitudes can raise a person's blood pressure, depending on the rate of ascent and the amount of time spent at high altitudes. At hi ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
30 years experience Family Medicine
Safe descent: The best treatment for altitude illness or altitude sickness is to decrease one's elevation by at least 1000 ft (quickly and safely.) if symptoms do n ... Read More
Dr. Marybeth Lambe
44 years experience Travel Medicine
Depends: As above, high-altitude pulmonary edema is a potentially lethal illness with typical symptoms of wet cough and shortness of breath at rest. High-altit ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Altitude sickness: Acute altitude sickness may be associated with any combination of the following symptoms: fatigue, headache, dizziness, insomnia, shortness of breath ... Read More
Dr. Marybeth Lambe
44 years experience Travel Medicine
Golden Rules: Golden rule i: if you feel unwell at altitude it is altitude illness until proven otherwise golden rule ii: never ascend with symptoms of ams. Gold ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Andrew Malinchak
29 years experience Family Medicine
Altitude illness: Yes.
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Dr. David Miller
9 years experience Family Medicine
Come down: The immediate treatment and cure for altitude illness is generally returning to a lower altitude, hydration and oxygen. Should this progress to more s ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
None: The sed rate is notoriously difficult to do properly, and the results are of no value in isolation. High altitude may increase red cell count slightly ... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Thomas
34 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Possibly: There is some recent data that shows that high altitude worsens inflammatory bowel disease. However there in general not much information an this topi ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nicholas D'Avanzo
34 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Sometimes the change in pressure in an airplane can cause ear discomfort, just like in adults, but it is certainly safe to do. It is generally as sa ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Ekizian
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Pain?: High altitude illness (hai) is the collective term for the syndromes affecting the brain and lungs that can occur following an initial ascent to high ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Geffner
53 years experience Endocrinology
No: But some glucose meters are sensitive to altitude - so ask your doctor if it is a problem with your meter.

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