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2020 Nov 05

Mil Med Res



Association between physiological responses after exercise at low altitude and acute mountain sickness upon ascent is sex-dependent.


Shen Y, Yang Y-Q, Liu C, Yang J, Zhang J-H, Jin J, Tan H, Yuan F-Z-Y, Ke J-B, He C-Y, Zhang L-P, Zhang C, Yu J, Huang L
Mil Med Res. 2020 Nov 05; 7(1):53.
PMID: 33148321.


Acute mountain sickness (AMS) is the mildest form of acute altitude illnesses, and consists of non-specific symptoms when unacclimatized persons ascend to elevation of ≥2500 m. Risk factors of AMS include: the altitude, individual susceptibility, ascending rate and degree of pre-acclimatization. In the current study, we examined whether physiological response at low altitude could predict the development of AMS.