Grand Chronic Hypoxia Tour throughout India July 2016 in the city of Bellary
In this series of consecutive blogs, you can read about this outstanding scientific tour. Each blog is dedicated to one city and one scientific concept presented in the conference “Extraordinary Adaptation to Chronic Hypoxia and Life at High Altitude”.
Bellary, Bellary, Bellary…….. is what we heard on arrival by train to this lovely city. We thought we had slept past the station, so it was a great relief! In this area, memorable and extraordinary temples are found. Among them, the unforgettable Hampi !!.
ONE CONCEPT INCLUDED IN THE CONFERENCE “Extraordinary Adaptation to Chronic Hypoxia and Life at High altitude”:
The Triple Hypoxia Syndrome (THS) created by Prof. Dr. Gustavo Zubieta-Castillo, was explained. It is due to the superimposition of three different types of hypoxia:  Normal high altitude adaptation to hypoxia,  Polyerythrocythemia hypoxia (CMS) and  acute hypoxia that can be reversed by oxygen. The THS is similar to “surviving” in the summit of Mount Everest. It may be caused by viral infections (gripe) or some other acute respiratory disease, with malaise that lasts several days without treatment and typically is reversed by 24 hours of oxygen to PaO2 baseline values of their chronic condition with Polyerythrocythemia (The sign that results from multiple diseases at high altitude, previously known as Chronic Mountain Sickness). This diagnosis is fundamental to treat patients with increased Hematocrits at high altitude.
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