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Can living at a higher altitude be a risk if you had a spontaneous pneumothorax?

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In brief: Slightly

Once your heart, blood and lungs have acclimatized there should only be minimal if any additional risk.
The only time of increased risk is the initial change to a higher altitude.

In brief: Slightly

Once your heart, blood and lungs have acclimatized there should only be minimal if any additional risk.
The only time of increased risk is the initial change to a higher altitude.
Dr. Prashant Sinha
Dr. Prashant Sinha
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: Slightly

Once your heart, blood and lungs have acclimatized there should only be minimal if any additional risk.
The only time of increased risk is the initial change to a higher altitude.

In brief: Slightly

Once your heart, blood and lungs have acclimatized there should only be minimal if any additional risk.
The only time of increased risk is the initial change to a higher altitude.
Dr. Prashant Sinha
Dr. Prashant Sinha
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Dr. Loki Skylizard
Surgery - Thoracic

In brief: Possibly

Living at higher altitude is not regarded as an independent risk factor for spontaneous pneumothorax.
The risk factors for primary and secondary spontaneous pneumothorax (sp) include: smoking (including marijuana), tall thin stature in otherwise healthy, connective tissue disorders, pregnancy, familial history. Lung inflammation is also hypothesized to be important.

In brief: Possibly

Living at higher altitude is not regarded as an independent risk factor for spontaneous pneumothorax.
The risk factors for primary and secondary spontaneous pneumothorax (sp) include: smoking (including marijuana), tall thin stature in otherwise healthy, connective tissue disorders, pregnancy, familial history. Lung inflammation is also hypothesized to be important.
Dr. Loki Skylizard
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