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Is the breathing rate or heart rate faster when people live at high altitudes?
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Dr. Andrew Freeman
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Both
At high altitudes, particularly when you first arrive there, it is normal for heart rate and breathing rate to increase.
Usually, once acclimated, the heart and respiratory rate should return to normal.

In brief: Both
At high altitudes, particularly when you first arrive there, it is normal for heart rate and breathing rate to increase.
Usually, once acclimated, the heart and respiratory rate should return to normal.
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