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High Altitude

High Altitude

- 8,000 + feet

- Body faces problems

- Every person feels effects

Respiratory System

- Number of oxygen molecules fewer

- 40% fewer at 12,000 feet

- Adaption: increased breathing rate

- Acclimation:

giving body time

to adjust

- breathing rate

- blood cells

- arteries

- Cheyne-Stokes Respirations:

- irregular breathing

- suffocation

- High Altitude Pulmonary Edema:

- fluid build up in lungs

- life-threatening

Nervous System

-Controls body’s functions

- High Altitude Cerebral Edema- Fluid build up and swelling

- Weakness, loss of memory, coma

- Thachycardia

- Heart rate increases

- Insufficient pumping

Cardiovascular System

-Pumps blood to supply oxygen