High-altitude recreation what to expect at the top!

Devon A. Dobrosielski, Angela Humpert, Madelyn Heyman

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After reading this article, the reader will be able to: Evaluate the underlying cause, potential symptoms, and possible detrimental effects of acute mountain sickness (AMS) and high-altitude sleep disturbance. Analyze the challenges and physiological responses associated with high-altitude recreation. Compare the relationship between increased body fat, AMS, and high-altitude sleep disturbance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)16-22
Number of pages7
JournalACSM's Health and Fitness Journal
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2017


  • Acclimatization
  • Acute Mountain Sickness
  • Hiking
  • Lake Louise Scale
  • Sleep Disordered Breathing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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