143altitude11 - • Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) – first...

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11 Cellular adaptation – Facilitate aerobic metabolism – inc capillary density in skeletal ms – inc mitochondria and aerobic enzymes – inc 2,3 DPG - facilitates release of O 2 • Medical Problems – symptoms within hours or days – depends on how high you are and how fast you ascend
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Unformatted text preview: • Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) – first few days 3000m or higher – headache, dizziness, nausea, vomiting – disappear with acclimatization • ascend slowly • acclimation hikes • high carbohydrate diet...
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This note was uploaded on 12/27/2011 for the course KIN 143 taught by Professor Asmundson during the Fall '09 term at Simon Fraser.

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