High-Altitude Illness | Questions to Ask Your Doctor

  • I have COPD. Is it safe for me to travel to high altitudes?
  • Can I “get over” high-altitude disease?
  • Can I get high-altitude disease on an airplane?
  • Is there anything I can do before I go to a high altitude to ensure that I don’t get high-altitude illness?
  • If I start feeling dizzy or nauseous when I am at a high altitude, what can I do to make myself feel better?
  • Will high-altitude illness go away if I stay at the same high altitude for a period of time?
  • Can exercise and diet help me to prevent high-altitude illness?

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