Lung Institute | The Effects of Altitude on Lung Disease

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What are the benefits of altitude training

The ESQ-IV is considered a valid and reliable instrument for detecting acute mountain sickness. Although we used the traditional methods of ESQ-IV analysis to measure acute mountain sickness, we did not use those methods to evaluate discomfort. Instead, we used time-dependent criterion scores based on frequency distributions of factor scores reported at ground level to differentiate the effects of prolonged confinement from the effects of hypobaric hypoxia. Although this modification increased the specificity of our analysis, the results based on it are not directly comparable to those of other studies based on ESQ-IV factors. Nevertheless, our results for altitude-related discomfort are generally consistent with reports of acute mountain sickness at similar terrestrial altitudes. We found that reports of discomfort were least frequent in the oldest age group and that the timing of the onset of discomfort was in close agreement with the range of 6 to 10 hours reported for acute mountain sickness. Although the medical literature is inconsistent concerning the distribution of cases of acute mountain sickness according to sex, we found that men were less likely than women to report discomfort. The discomfort reported by our participants may represent subclinical acute mountain sickness.

What constitutes high altitude and what altitude would be best for exploring its effects on sleep

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We conducted a prospective, single-blind, controlled hypobaric-chamber study of adult volunteers to determine the effect of barometric pressures equivalent to terrestrial altitudes of 650, 4000, 6000, 7000, and 8000 ft (198, 1219, 1829, 2134, and 2438 m, respectively) above sea level on arterial oxygen saturation and the occurrence of acute mountain sickness and discomfort as measured by responses to the Environmental Symptoms Questionnaire IV during a 20-hour simulated flight.

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We conducted a prospective, single-blind, controlled study to determine the effect of barometric pressures equivalent to terrestrial altitudes of up to 8000 ft on oxygen saturation and the occurrence of acute mountain sickness and discomfort in volunteers selected to represent commercial airline passengers during a simulated 20-hour flight. Secondary objectives were to determine the effect of exercise at these altitudes on discomfort and the effect of altitude on sensory and psychomotor performance.

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A commonly encountered but generally unrecognized exposure to moderate altitude (6500 to 8000 ft [1981 to 2438 m]) occurs during commercial flight. Although the cabins of commercial aircraft are pressurized to protect occupants from the very low barometric pressures at flight altitudes, sea-level pressure (760 mm Hg) is not maintained. Instead, aircraft are designed to maintain cabin pressure at a level no lower than 565 mm Hg (equivalent to an altitude of 8000 ft) when the airplane is at its maximum operating altitude. Higher levels of pressurization decrease the energy available for other aircraft systems, reduce the operational lifetime of aluminum airframes, and necessitate increased structural weight, resulting in decreased fuel efficiency.

Acute High-Altitude Illnesses | NEJM

Since moving to Albuquerque a few years ago, I have had difficulty converting my own “tried and true” recipes to a high altitude approved, version! These biscuits were fantastic- and as promised, came out of the oven soft, moist and tall! I don’t suppose you have any recommendations for banana bread, would you?

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Persons who are not acclimatized to high altitudes and who ascend to 2500 m are at risk for acute high-altitude illnesses. This article reviews approaches to prevention (e.g., slow ascent, inclusion of a rest day during ascent, and medications) and treatment.