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Is high altitude bad for aortic aneurysms

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 48-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
A 45-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 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
No: Very unlikely altitude will have any effect.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mandakini Patel
40 years experience Pediatrics
RBC at high altitude: Becauyse the air is thinner at higher altitude and it has lower oxzygen your body comensates by carrying oxygen in more rbc so the body needs are met.
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julan Crane
24 years experience Pediatrics
Altitude sickness : Need more information but you could be experiencing altitude sickness
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Stern
23 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
High altitude: It is difficult to predict what will happen to your sleep apnea at high altitudes. People without sleep apnea can develop cheyne stokes respirations ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Louis Cooper
47 years experience Pediatrics
Interesting question: Do you have polycythemia rubra vera or polycythemia which is assosciated with stress? Have you had a bone marrow examination. Do you have an hemoglo ... Read More
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Dr. Bradford Romans
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First,monitor ur: temperature and make sure you r not running a fever.Hypothyroidism can cause cold intolerance .If ur symptoms persist,U will need to visit ur doc.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Yes, so can long east and west international flights, stress, etc. Very high altitude decreases the amount of oxygen available for lung exchange to th ... Read More

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