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Some studies suggested that altitude acclimatization
is the best strategy for prevention of AMS, and pre-acclimatization before training or competition at altitude might be beneficial (5,18,25).
Roeggla reported that alcohol depressed breathing at high altitudes and impeded high altitude acclimatization
Increases in submaximal cycling efficiency mediated by altitude acclimatization
. J Appl Physiol 2000;89(3):1189-97.
For those lacking altitude acclimatization
, oxygen is always available.
"If he was really serious about getting to the top he would have undergone rounds of altitude acclimatization
. That's fundamental."
Among other factors the degree of altitude acclimatization
determines the risk to develop AMS with a lower risk in well acclimatized compared to non acclimatized persons (4).
Prepare as you would for any marathon, but with more hill work (up and down) and altitude acclimatization
, if at all possible.
"We're looking for the most efficient and effective approaches to altitude acclimatization
," Muza said.
A team of scientists including physiologists, biochemists and molecular biologists, headed by the Director of Defence Institute of Physiology and Allied Sciences (DIPAS), Dr Shashi Bala Singh along with 20 Indian Army soldiers are deputed to KIMBMRC, Bishkek and Tuya Ashu to carry out studies on high altitude acclimatization
USARIEM facilities allow for the study of various forms of stress that soldiers may encounter in the field and scientists here are investigating ways to help soldiers adjust to these stressors, including extreme temperature, altitude acclimatization
, physical work and training injuries, energy deficit, dehydration, inflammatory stressors, chemicals, sleep deficit, and anxiety and fear.
Effects of high altitude acclimatization
on heart rate variability in resting humans.