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What happens to our body in very high altitudes (without any protection)?

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Dr. Susan Rhoads
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Several.: Injuries from the cold temperatures, Altitude sickness, oxygenation issues. Risks from the terrain itself (avalanches, etc.) If a person has pre-existing lung disease or other illnesses the problems can be worse. See this page for more by Thomas E. Dietz, M. D. http://www.high-altitude-medicine.com/

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