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No relationship : Elevation has no effect on a hernia, however if you are mountaineering, you will likely be far from medical care. If the hernia is painful, you should get it checked out by a doctor before climbing in order to get the best advice. Hope this helps! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is if possible that moving to high elevation triggered high bp? I was usually normal 120/80 and a year later 155/100 with spikes higher.
Possibly.: Stress hormones tend to be higher and blood pressure also tends to rise at higher altitudes. Therefore, one should ask ones physician about preparing to increase ones BP medications as needed. Purchase an automatic arm-cuff type BP machine; check BP sitting and standing each morning and keep a log to share with ones doctor or other health care provider. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Husband has a 4.9 aortic aneurysm and has been hiking @ high elevations. Will this increase the size of the aneurysm and should he not hike?
Take it easy: Hiking will not cause any rapid change in the aneurysm size . Risk of rupture of 4.9cm AAA is around 1% for a male patient , but any extreme high blood pressure can increase tension on the wall and induce rupture , so he can excercise but should take it easy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I live in high elevation and am dealing with a cold. My ears are plugged and open/close as I go higher then lower..pressure too Any help? Flying soon
Oral decongestants: such as pseudoephendrine may help. For flying consider a decongestant nasal spray immediately before boarding and keep it handy during flight in case you develop an ear or sinus block during descent. Avoid using it more than 3 days in a row. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more
What is the best way to diagnose acute mountain sickness? I usually get headaches, lightheadedness and occasional nausea at high elevation.
Mountain sickness: Those are exactly the symptoms you will feel at higher elevations if you can, try to move upto the higher elevations more gradually and you will accommodate a little better. Good luck. ...Read more
I am traveling to a dry climate with high elevation. Noticed a bit of dry blood in one ear. Is this normal? My nose feels dry, too.
Saline nose drops: You can use saline nose drops or spray to relieve your nasal dryness in your current situation. ...Read more
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