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2014-08-28 03:00:34

Emma Mason, European Society of Cardiology Cardiovascular patients should be cautious when exposed to high altitudes for leisure or work An expedition to Mount Everest by Italian researchers has shown for the first time that blood pressure monitored over a 24-hour period rises progressively as people climb to higher altitudes. The researchers also found that while a drug used for lowering blood pressure, called telmisartan, was effective in counteracting the effects of altitude up to...

2014-04-17 23:02:17

Health Max is thrilled to announce the release of Oxygen Max, the new all-natural supplement guaranteed to relieve altitude sickness. Fort Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB) April 17, 2014 Oxygen Max’s unique blend of ingredients increases the body’s ability to use oxygen and prevents the debilitating impact of thin air at high altitudes. Climbers in the Himalayas and snowboarders in the Rocky Mountains have already benefited from the enhancing effects of Oxygen Max. Don’t let altitude sickness...

Jet Pilots High Altitude Brain Lesions
2013-08-20 13:23:58

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A study published in the journal Neurology found that high altitudes may increase the risk of brain lesions. Researchers reported that pilots who fly at high altitudes for extended periods of time are more likely to have brain lesions than non-pilots. The team performed MRI brain scans on 102 U-2 United States Air Force pilots and 91 non-pilots between the ages of 26 and 50. During the scans, the scientists measured the amount of white...

2013-04-22 16:58:56

Afghanistan's geography is dominated by a collection of craggy peaks, the highest–a mountain known as Noshaq–has been measured to 7,492 meters. Consequently, the soldiers on duty in this mountainous terrain must often ascend to great heights as part of their duty. However, quick climbs without adapting to altitude can lead to a condition called acute mountain sickness (AMS), marked by headache, fatigue, gastrointestinal distress, nausea, and insomnia. Conventional knowledge...

2012-12-12 15:37:57

For individuals with obstructive sleep apnea traveling to higher altitudes (which may exacerbate symptoms), use of a combination therapy resulted in improvement in symptoms including reduced insomnia and better control of sleep apnea, according to a preliminary study published in the December 12 issue of JAMA. As travel to the mountains for professional and recreational activities is increasingly popular, involving millions of persons worldwide, the estimated number of patients with...

Convergent Evolution Linked To Adaptation To High Altitudes
2012-12-08 08:00:16

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A shared biological adaptation enables highlanders in both Tibet and Ethiopia to thrive in the low oxygen of high altitudes. A new study from Case Western Reserve University reveals that the ability to pass on this trait, however, appears to be linked to different genes in the two groups. The shared adaptation is the ability to maintain relatively low levels of hemoglobin for high altitudes. Hemoglobin is the oxygen-carrying protein...

2012-07-13 10:43:05

Although acetazolamide is widely prescribed to prevent and treat acute mountain sickness (AMS), the appropriate dose at which it is effective and safe has not been clearly defined. A comprehensive review and meta-analysis of 24 studies comparing the efficacy and risks associated with increasing doses of acetazolamide is published in High Altitude Medicine & Biology, a peer-reviewed journal from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers (http://www.liebertpub.com). The article is available free...

Ibuprofen Cures Altitude Sickness
2012-03-21 07:21:49

A new study by the Stanford University Medical Center reports that ibuprofen, an anti-inflammatory medication that is used often as a painkiller, may prove effective at curbing the symptoms of acute mountain sickness. Symptoms include headache, fatigue, dizziness, nausea, vomiting and poor appetite. The researchers did a double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of 86 men and women, 58 men and 28 women. They traveled to the White Mountains northeast of Bishop, Ca. The participants stayed the...


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