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Can Traveling To High Altitudes Affect Morning Sickness
Morning sickness : Sometimes it could make it worse.Get a more detailed answer ›
As one ascends through the atmosphere, every breath contains fewer molecules of oxygen. One must work harder to obtain oxygen, by breathing faster and deeper. The % of oxygen in the atmosphere at sea level is 21%. As altitude increases, the % remains the same but the number of oxygen molecules per breath is reduced. At 12, 000 feet 40% fewer oxygen molecules per breath. Your ...Read more
Why do I keep getting altitude sickness @ high altitudes. I'm in good physical shape and have a heart rate of an athlete.?
Fitness is unrelated: Unfortunately, altitude sickness effects people quite variably, with some people highly susceptible. Vulnerability to altitude sickness is not affected by level of physical conditioning. Medications can be very helpful, including Nifedipine and dexamethasone, but these have to be chosen carefully depending on any other health issues that you may have. Gradual ascent is the only certain prevention. ...Read more
Lightheadedness and tingling in the face in addition to dull headache at high altitude. Acute mountain sickness? Very uncomfortable. Treatment?
Barometric headache: Features of mountain sickness do come to mind when you give that history. There is also another entity called barometric headache which occurs in some individuals who reach an altitude of above 7500 feet. Treatment could be acclimation to the altitude or simply coming down from that altitude for a time and then returning until acclimation occurs. Fluids and simple analgesics may be of benefit. ...Read more
2 yr old w/ history of chronic lung disease (bronchopulmonary dysplasia), recently d/c supplemental O2. Is it safe to travel to high altitudes?
I have mŽnire's disease. We just moved to georgia in the mountains. Can living in high altitude worsen vertigo? I seem worse since moving here.
Stress on heart: Pts who go to high altitudes find that there is less availbla oxygen for them to do such things as execise etc. Over time the body adapts by making more red blood cells .And they wont feel so fatigued or short of breathe with activities. But this adaptation takes time. A pt with ischemic heart disease doesnt always have the reserve during the transition and agina or even a heart attack can occur. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nausea of pregnancy: Zofran (ondansetron) is not the only medication that can safely help your nausea -- talk with your ob-gyn about other options. Also ginger may help, either tea or nibbling crystallized pieces. http://tinyurl.com/n447plo acupressure/acupuncture may help. Classical homeopathy may help also: http://tinyurl.Com/mqsufqp. ...Read more
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