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... For some perspective, oxygen easily passes through lung membranes into the blood at sea level. ... (7 replies)
Blood Pressure
Jun 15, 2009
... What is the effect of altitude on blood pressure. I am border line high blood pressure and spend a moderate amount of time at an altitude of 6000 ft. ... (0 replies)
... Yes, it does. May be problematic at 7000 ft. for some people. ... (1 replies)

... A problem at the altitude you describe wouldn't be any problem if your heart rate and blood pressure is under control and no respiratory problems. ... (7 replies)
... Have posted here before about my enlarged heart, high blood pressure and irregular beats. Am stable on meds at present. ... (0 replies)
... It could be a problem as lower oxygen at higher levels can strain a weak pumping heart to meet the oxygen demand. Above 8000 feet have affected people who normally live at a lower altitude. ... (8 replies)
... In general, I look at increased altitude as lowering the pressure on the body and thus releiving resistance on the entire vascular system. ... (7 replies)
... Thanks for the comments. I wonder whether carrying a small bottle of oxygen would be beneficial (if oxygen is permitted on airlines), considering that Santa Fe at about 6800' is not all that extreme; or whether a compromised delivery system could still lead to a deficiency. (7 replies)
... I don't think that you will have issues.I moved to a house at 8400 ft..We travel to elevations of over 10000 ft from time to time.Other than ears popping and sinus agravation I wouldn't look for a problem. ... (8 replies)
... Guess I'll leave that bottle of oxygen at home and see if I can find some common sense to take with me instead :) Thanks for all the input... K. (7 replies)
Short of breath
Nov 3, 2013
... Awakening at night with a breathless feeling that may be relieved by sitting up. ... (6 replies)
... tinctive heart beat in my left ear.It is audible most of the time but has times it goes away.If I lay on the couch and turn my head to the left or if I lie down at night and put a pillow a certain way behind my neck or sometimes when Im outside it can be heard but mostly inside. ... (2 replies)
Hypertension
Oct 9, 2008
... As far as I know altitude should not make that difference. ... (1 replies)
... Two things you mentioned that could lead to PAH are the asthma and sleep apnea. Certainly treating those two things may help in the long run, but an estimated RV pressure of 45 is about double what it should be. Is your cardiologist suggesting a cardiac cath to measure directly the PA pressure? ... (51 replies)


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