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What kind of doctor sees somebody for altitude illness?

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Dr. Alla Kirsch
Travel Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Travel Medicine

You did not specify in your question if you already have symptoms or are trying to prevent getting symptoms.
Assuming that you are not ill now, i fully agree with dr. Kohl's answer. Please see a travel medicine trained physician in your area.

In brief: Travel Medicine

You did not specify in your question if you already have symptoms or are trying to prevent getting symptoms.
Assuming that you are not ill now, i fully agree with dr. Kohl's answer. Please see a travel medicine trained physician in your area.
Dr. Alla Kirsch
Dr. Alla Kirsch
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Dr. Sarah Kohl
Travel Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Travel Medicine

Altitude illness is caused by the body's poor adaptation to sudden increases in altitude.
Your travel medcine specialist can help you learn about it, review your travel plans (rate of ascent) and provide protective medication. If you are suffering from altitude illness the only reliable treatment is to descend. Usually emergency or wilderness doctors treat this.

In brief: Travel Medicine

Altitude illness is caused by the body's poor adaptation to sudden increases in altitude.
Your travel medcine specialist can help you learn about it, review your travel plans (rate of ascent) and provide protective medication. If you are suffering from altitude illness the only reliable treatment is to descend. Usually emergency or wilderness doctors treat this.
Dr. Sarah Kohl
Dr. Sarah Kohl
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Dr. Martin Raff
There are also individuals with sickle-cell trait who have never manifested symptoms until they are subjected to high altitudes with lowered partial pressures of oxygen. Exercise caution.
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