Acute mountain sickness: pathophysiology, prevention, and treatment.

@article{Imray2010AcuteMS,
  title={Acute mountain sickness: pathophysiology, prevention, and treatment.},
  author={Christopher H. E. Imray and Alex Wright and Andrew W. Subudhi and Robert Roach},
  journal={Progress in cardiovascular diseases},
  year={2010},
  volume={52 6},
  pages={467-84}
}
Barometric pressure falls with increasing altitude and consequently there is a reduction in the partial pressure of oxygen resulting in a hypoxic challenge to any individual ascending to altitude. A spectrum of high altitude illnesses can occur when the hypoxic stress outstrips the subject's ability to acclimatize. Acute altitude-related problems consist of the common syndrome of acute mountain sickness, which is relatively benign and usually self-limiting, and the rarer, more serious syndromes… CONTINUE READING
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