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Is It Safe To Travel To A High Altitude While Pregnant
Yes: There are millions of people who live in high altitude areas of the world who are pregnant and do just fine. If you are not used to it you may be more prone to altitude sickness and feeling of shortness of breath though. For prolonged sitting during travel make sure you get up and walk every few hours to prevent blood clots. Support stockings on your feet prevent some swelling too. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor 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
Yes: It is safe to travel to high altitude areas but you may experience shortness of breath faster than you would at home because of the lower oxygen levels. Pregnancy women who live in high altitude areas permanently actually experience different fetal growth curves but for a short vacation this is fine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How safe is it for someone who had been smoking for 27 yrs to move to a high altitude city of 5000 or 6000 ft elevation ?
Yes: Travel to high altitude (above 8000 ft / 2400 m) can be very stressful on both parents and babies. Babies have a limited ability to communicate if they are having difficulty at high altitude. Older children and adults are fatigued, have nausea & headache, and are short of breath. Waiting until the child is able to talk makes monitoring for altitude sickness symptoms easier. Symptoms mean descend. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it safe to take a healthy 7 month old baby to high altitude, specifically Cusco, Peru (11,000 ft.)?
Safe?: Possible, but why take the chance!Get a more detailed answer ›
2 yr old w/ history of chronic lung disease (bronchopulmonary dysplasia), recently d/c supplemental O2. Is it safe to travel to high altitudes?
What do YOU mean by: "well controlled"? Asthma in america study reveals that most patients rating their asthma well controlled are not in control by the standards of allergists & pulmonologists. A simple yardstick is the rule of twos. Asthma is in control when albuterol use <3x/week & waking up at night from asthma <3x/month & exacerbation of asthma requiring Prednisone or er visit <2x/year. Pass & you're good to go. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Im on holiday in jamaica and my feet have swollen up! no excess walking, have been bitten by mosquito's round my feet, traveling a lot high altitude?
Am a reasonably high risk pregnancy. 22 weeks. Doc oked travel. Arrived Santa Fe -7200 feet. Didn't realize high altitude. What should I look out for?
If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more
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