Altitude sickness

What is Altitude sickness?

Sickness due to height. As we go high atmospheric pressure reduces leading to low oxygen content, resulting in hypoxemia, pulmonary edema,congestive heart failure, low alertness etc.

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My husband is on blood thinner medication since he had a stent put into his carotid artery 7 years ago. He is 68 years old and very fit. We are now...

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When your husband is continuously on blood thinner medications for last 7 years, it is harmful to stop...

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I have had a mechanical valve for 16 years (I am 37 now). I take Sintrom and I am in very good general health and physical...

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1. A person with pulmonary artery hypertension (raised pressure in lung vessels),...

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I have been having chest heaviness, mild nausea and gassiness at low altitude. I live at 7800 feet and don't get it at home. What...

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Low altitude

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When traveling to a low altitude location, the basic rule of thumb is to...

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