how does high altitude effect copd if on a 10 day vacation?
Person's Gender: Female
Person's Age: 80
all copd meds work until flareups just concerned about high altitude
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The air is 'thinner' at high altitides which affects the amount of available oxygen, so for a patient with severe COPD, then they may find that they are very out of breath, and struggle with mobilisation.
You should have a medical review by your doctor to assess your current status however a low altitude destination would be preferable.
Do you know what your normal oxygen saturation is?