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My mom gets altitude illness, so am I likely to get it later?

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Dr. Marybeth Lambe
Travel Medicine
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In brief: Genetic componenent

Actually there has long been belief in a familial ink in the various forms of altitude illness--lung and brain edema, and a condition called chronic mountain sickness--seen in some living at high altitude.
Scientists at ucsd located 2 genes: anp32d ; senp1 in their mapping study. Doesn't mean you will have altitude sickness like mom--many factors involved--but genetics also at play.

In brief: Genetic componenent

Actually there has long been belief in a familial ink in the various forms of altitude illness--lung and brain edema, and a condition called chronic mountain sickness--seen in some living at high altitude.
Scientists at ucsd located 2 genes: anp32d ; senp1 in their mapping study. Doesn't mean you will have altitude sickness like mom--many factors involved--but genetics also at play.
Dr. Marybeth Lambe
Dr. Marybeth Lambe
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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine

In brief: No

Not at all.

In brief: No

Not at all.
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Dr. Luis Villaplana
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