Altitude Medicine

This module discusses the various conditions that an athlete ascending to altitude may experience. The physics of altitude medicine is explained, along with the likely symptoms, signs and examination findings which occur with the different presentations of altitude sickness. Optimal management is discussed, along with strategies that can be used to prevent altitude sickness. In addition, the concept of altitude training for performance enhancement is discussed, along with a balanced presentation of the current research in the area.

Written by: Dr Nikki Bart

Release date: 08 October 2018

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