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Sickle cell question

Patient: Can I climb a mountain even if I have sickle cell amnemia ?

 

 

Symptoms: None

 

 

Doctor: Thank you for your question. Changes in altitude can lead to you to experience a painful sickle cell crisis in which sic kled blood cells obstruct capillaries within your extremities. Without knowing how severe your sickle cell disease is, we would warn against this. However, if you have a doctor who has an excellent understanding of your medical history with this disease, safety measures can be taken in order to prevent this from this occurring if you choose to climb.Thank you for consulting AskTheDoctor.com

 


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Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Manitoba. He currently operates a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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