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How do you handle high altitudes? Can you still party?
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Dr. Stephen Siegel
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
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In brief: Prepare first,go slo
It is important to acclimate to elevation by lessening activity at the start.
. Since oxygen levels are lower at elevation, we tend to hyperventilate to maintain oxygen levels. Use of acetazolamide a diuretic can be started prior to going to elevation to cause mild hyperventilation making acclimization easier. Hydration and avoidance of excess alcolhol prior to acclimating is helpful.

In brief: Prepare first,go slo
It is important to acclimate to elevation by lessening activity at the start.
. Since oxygen levels are lower at elevation, we tend to hyperventilate to maintain oxygen levels. Use of acetazolamide a diuretic can be started prior to going to elevation to cause mild hyperventilation making acclimization easier. Hydration and avoidance of excess alcolhol prior to acclimating is helpful.
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