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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
42 years experience Psychiatry
Depends on degree: This depends on the degree of illness. But I do agree with my colleague that descent -- safely -- is the first thing to do. Additional needs might b ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
32 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
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
31 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
45 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
32 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
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vance Harris
37 years experience Family Medicine
Tips for climbing: Climb the mountain gradually, stop for a day or two for every 2, 000 feet above 8, 000 feet . Sleep at a lower altitude when possible. Recognize early ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marybeth Lambe
45 years experience Travel Medicine
No: If by that you mean you have come back to lowland and yet have nausea, headache, dizziness, loss of appetite, fatigue, look for another cause. Altitud ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marybeth Lambe
45 years experience Travel Medicine
8000 feet but:: 8000 ft is often when people notice significant symptoms yet at 5000 ft many are breathless ; those who are very susceptible may complain of headache ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Roh
23 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Altitude sickness: The risk of altitude sickness typically increases with the rate of ascension and elevation height. That is, the higher and faster one climbs, the wors ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marybeth Lambe
45 years experience Travel Medicine
8000 feet: 8000 feet is the norm at which people may begin to notice significant symptoms but at 5000 feet many are breathless ; those who are very susceptible m ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronda Alexander
19 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Pulmonary edema: When we experience extreme pressure changes, the fluid balance in the body can break down. The fluid in the blood moving through the lungs can be suck ... Read More

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