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Analysis of Clinical Characteristics of Stress Response in the Digestive System Caused by Altitude Sickness

Research background; At an altitude of more than 3,000 m in the plateau area, the oxygen is very thin, which can easily lead to adverse reactions that are difficult to adapt to such as hypoxia, cerebral edema, pulmonary edema, gastrointestinal diseases, etc. This adverse reaction is called altitude sickness, which may cause plateau disease to a certain extent. Research purpose; China belongs to mountainous and hilly areas, and there are countless plateau areas in the southwest, and there are many residents with plateau diseases. In highland areas, in order to reduce altitude sickness and other situations, it is very necessary for us to study the mechanism and treatment process of altitude sickness. Research method; This study conducted a statistical analysis from the statistics of altitude sickness patients from Daocheng county-level medical institutions in Ganzi Prefecture, Sichuan Province from 2010 to 2023. Analysis of the clinical characteristics of cerebral edema, pulmonary edema and gastrointestinal diseases due to altitude sickness, and study the mechanism and principle of occurrence. Research results; The plateau area is an environment prone to hypoxia. Such an environment is most prone to pulmonary edema and cerebral edema. In the study, we found that acute plateau reaction can solve the problem by inhalation of oxygen, but clinically, pulmonary edema, cerebral edema, etc., as well as gastrointestinal diseases.

Plateau Reaction, Alpine Disease, Cerebral Edema, Pulmonary Edema, Gastrointestinal Disease, Blood Oxygen Saturation

Liu Yanxi, Liu Chao. (2023). Analysis of Clinical Characteristics of Stress Response in the Digestive System Caused by Altitude Sickness. Clinical Medicine Research, 12(5), 91-94.

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