High-Altitude Illness | Overview

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Every year millions of people go to the mountains for backpacking, skiing, mountain climbing and other activities. If you're planning a trip to altitudes higher than 8,000 feet, talk with your doctor about high-altitude illness (also called mountain sickness or altitude sickness).

Written by familydoctor.org editorial staff

Reviewed/Updated: 03/14
Created: 09/00

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