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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marybeth Lambe
Travel Medicine 47 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 47 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 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 46 years experience
Not the cause: It's unlikely that altitude is the cause. See this science-based article from the u of hawaii: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/10453102.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 34 years experience
High altitude: Living at higher altitudes is different than visiting. When you live there, your body has time to completely adjust. When you visit, you need to make ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theresa Redling
Geriatrics 36 years experience
Low O2: High altitudes can be tough for elders, especially those with lung disease as the available oygen is less. Slow aclimation to high altitudes is vital... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Considine
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Depends on Altitude: Your breathing rate depending on how much higher you go will initially be higher. As one acclimates and gets used to the new higher altitude the rate ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kalyn Diamond
Clinical Psychology 16 years experience
No studies done, but: To my knowledge, there have been no studies done on the effects of antidepressants & altitude. High altitudes can cause symptoms. Some of the 1st sig... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 51 years experience
Yes: People how live in high altitudes could devoloped joint pain, if they go down to lower altitude they may get rid of that.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Doug Hansen
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Possibly.: Research has shown that those with a history of joint pain can experience fluctuations in their level of pain with even small shifts in barometric pre... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Considine
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Not necessarily: Usually one's breathing and heart rate will be increased initially when moving to a higher altitude. But if one stays more than a few days it should s... Read More
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