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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
No: Hi. Congratulations on your pregnancy! Levothyroxine will not adversely affect morning sickness or blood pressure early in pregnancy, especially assuming the dose is correct and you have normal thyroid function. Make sure your gyn is aware of your high blood pressure; that will need to be monitored. Certain blood pressure medicines can and others cannot be used in pregnancy. Good luck! ...Read more
How can high altitudes affect breathing, and how long does it take to acclimate to higher altitudes?
Depends on Altitude: Your breathing rate depending on how much higher you go will initially be higher. As one acclimates and gets used to the new higher altitude the rate should decrease as your body adjusts. ...Read more
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Hemoglobin at altitu: Weeks to months depending on the altitude. The immediate response to altitudes over 10, 000 feet is an increase in the depth and rate of breathing to help maintain the level of oxygen in the blood. As the length of exposure persists, the kidneys will start producing a hormone to increase the rate of production of red blood cells to pick up and carry more of the available oxygen at that altitude. ...Read more
I'm traveling to colorado this summer. I've had friends get ill from the high altitude(nausea, breathing issues) any way to prevent having problems?
Acclamatization: More practice you do, better you do to a certain extent. Some people cannot tolerate it despite that and need supplementation with O2 ...Read more
Yes and No: You definitely need to manage blood sugars if you are a sporting diabetic. Ideally, your physical activity is regimented and you exercise every day - that way, you can take into account your calories burned and therefore your sugar balance. Exercise and sport will help to regulate your blood sugars, but be sure you don't go hypoglycemic! i don't think the diabetes affects temperature. ...Read more
Unknown: Studies are in progress. Some illnesses act differently making this tough to gauge. Asthma may be better due to less pollutants up high. Altitude makes immune systems slightly less strong and can delay wound healing. High blood pressure can be a bit harder to control but not always--is it because the medicines are less effective or the altitude impacts the body? Still being sorted out. ...Read more
No proof: There is no proof that low serotonin levels cause nausea and morning sickness. Although the information says you are not pregnant, it sounds like that may be a possibility. Serotonin levels are not easy to measure and current tests are not reliable, except those available in research settings. Please see your MD for work-up of your symptoms. Wish you the best. ...Read more
Varies: Often unchanged, sometimes hypertension temporarily worsens for the 1st 1-2 weeks at altitude and then returns to normal. We guess this is related to stress hormones or unknown cause and more often in those with unstable pressure to begin with. In rare situations, it may drop. Stay on your medicine, cautious with salt,, & get seen if headache, chest pain, short of breath, or concerns beyond that. ...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
I'm considering climbing everest without oxygen, and training by sleeping and running in an altitude tent which will lower my blood 02 sat. Levels to ~70%. Can I do both without brain damage?
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