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effects of high altitude on the body

A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marybeth Lambe
44 years experience Travel Medicine
Many changes: 1. You breath faster to compensate for the thinned density of oxygen. 2 body makes more oxygen carrying red cells at altitude 3. Kidneys put out mor ... Read More

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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Cheng
25 years experience Family Medicine
It depends: Some symptoms may be similar such as irritability , confusion, fatigue, headaches.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Springer
50 years experience Sports Medicine
Increases blood cell: Increases blood cells and allows them to get more oxygen and more endurance at normal altitudes.
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
Ginkgo Biloba: If you are not on blood thinners you can consider using a supplement ginkgo biloba. It dilates the blood vessels, especially in the brain, thus allow ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sanjay Agarwal
25 years experience Pulmonology
High altitude: Simply put, literally, 'high altitude'. As one goes higher than the 'sea level', be it on mountains or aircraft of some sort, the air becomes 'rarer' ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marybeth Lambe
44 years experience Travel Medicine
Not well studied: Very likely. The particular risks for children to high altitude have not been thoroughly studied. Children born ; living at altitude to have normal ri ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marybeth Lambe
44 years experience Travel Medicine
Certainly, Examples:: 1.Your bone marrow will makes more oxygen carrying red cells at altitude 2.The body produces more of a particular enzyme which increases release of o ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marybeth Lambe
44 years experience Travel Medicine
Unknown: Studies are in progress. Some illnesses act differently making this tough to gauge. Asthma may be better due to less pollutants up high. Altitude make ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marybeth Lambe
44 years experience Travel Medicine
Best very expensive: Elite athletes use methods to fool the body it is training at altitude to stimulate erythropoietin to make more red cells and to increase 2.3-dpg, a ... Read More
A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jagdish Mishra
37 years experience Cardiology
Possible: Altitude can have a lot of effects including rise in BP (relative hypoxia) and also more radiation exposure.. However, your BP rise could be incidenta ... Read More
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