Gastrointestinal problems at high altitude.

  title={Gastrointestinal problems at high altitude.},
  author={Anil Chandra Anand and V K Sashindran and Latika Mohan},
  journal={Tropical gastroenterology : official journal of the Digestive Diseases Foundation},
  volume={27 4},
Gastrointestinal (GI) problems at high altitude are commonplace. The manifestations differ considerably in short-term visitors, long-term residents and native highlanders. Ethnic food habits and social norms also play a role in causing GI dysfuntion. Symptoms like nausea and vomiting are common manifestations of acute mountain sickness and are seen in 81.4% short-term visitors like mountaineers. Anorexia is almost universal and has a mutifactorial causation including effect of hormones like… CONTINUE READING
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