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the effects of altitude changes on the body

A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Since most : airplane cabins have pressurized air- the changes you experienced from altitude changes alone, are not likely to be the problem. This makes one ask if ... Read More

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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
22 years experience Podiatry
Yes: Change in altitude alters the oxygen saturation in the muscles and the blood because the air is thinner at higher altitudes.
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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
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
37 years experience Family Medicine
Several.: Injuries from the cold temperatures, Altitude sickness, oxygenation issues. Risks from the terrain itself (avalanches, etc.) If a person has pre-exis ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Jakubowicz
21 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Depends: Could be from altitude or if you have migraine history it precipitated event. If does not resolve see ENT or neurologist.
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Changes: Changes in the environment and even sleeping or eating habit tend to trigger migraines. However having migraine with minor altitude changes is uncomm ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary Dyer
Dr. Mary Dyer answered
24 years experience Family Medicine
Not dangerous: Sounds like some fluid is trapped in the middle ear. This can have many causes. It may resolve by itself but your best bet is to visit your doctor wit ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harold Kim
27 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Drink liquids : One of the ways to encourage the opening of the eustachian tube to equalize pressure is to swallow or yawn. If your heart is healthy enough, try some ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
28 years experience Fertility Medicine
Not in: any systematic way. Humans are homeothermic, so we maintain our body temperatures regardless of outside conditions.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Kaufman
18 years experience Internal Medicine
Water and cardio: It is important to drink more water. Also, doing cardiovascular exercises can help aclimate you to the new environment sooner. I'm presuming that we a ... Read More
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