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Effects of high altitude on the body

A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marybeth Lambe
Travel Medicine 46 years experience
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 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
Chronic pain can be a result of cancer treatment. It's important for you to obtain relief as chronic pain greatly affects your quality of life. Pain m... Read More
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Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 53 years experience
High altitude neither creates nor causes your pain but cold might worsen. Agree that pain generator such as fibromyalgia or even small fiber neuropat... Read More
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
What you described is not uncommon following bone marrow transplant and is unlikely to be related to high altitude. Do consult a pain specialist as th... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Cheng
A Verified Doctoranswered
Family Medicine 27 years experience
It depends: Some symptoms may be similar such as irritability , confusion, fatigue, headaches.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
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 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sanjay Agarwal
Pulmonology 27 years experience
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
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marybeth Lambe
Travel Medicine 46 years experience
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 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marybeth Lambe
Travel Medicine 46 years experience
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
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marybeth Lambe
Travel Medicine 46 years experience
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
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marybeth Lambe
Travel Medicine 46 years experience
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
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A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jagdish Mishra
Cardiology 39 years experience
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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