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Generally speaking living at that elevation has not been linked to any specific health concerns.
I think you do not need to worry that living at that elevation has made your BP or any other health issues worse or more likely to occur.
I've been living in Carson City NV for 2 years. spend my whole life in So Cal. Since here I have trouble sleeping, more BP issues and just feel like crap. When I return to So cal I feel fine and my BP lowers. Any other suggestions?
That is very interesting. How long after you return to So. Cal and lower elevations do you notice an improvement in you BP, sleep habits etc?
Ok. Well, that would rule out any minor increase you might experience in your RBC concentration at elevation as this would take time to reverse.
It may be related to a difference in your diet, your activity or even something in the environment of your home at elevation.
It is very unlikely, however, that this is related to just a difference in elevation.
Does this answer your question to your satisfaction?
It's confusing because my cardiologist here suggested it. We've looked at everything, adjusted my med dosages and nothing sticks.
I'll be in So Cal next week and plan on visiting my cardiologist there. I'll see what he has to say.
Could you obtain blood work at elevation and then repeat it in so cal?
I can. Good idea!
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