A 29-year-old male asked:
what is the definition or description of: altitude illness?
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Dr. David Rosenfeld answered
26 years experience Pain Management
See below: Altitude sickness—also known as acute mountain sickness (ams), altitude illness, hypobaropathy, "the altitude bends", or soroche—is a pathological effect of high altitude on humans, caused by acute exposure to low partial pressure of oxygen at high altitude. It commonly occurs above 2, 400 metres (8, 000 feet).
Answered on May 25, 2015
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