How to adjust to high altitude?
October 20, 2007 7:11 PM Subscribe
Will the altitude of Denver have a negative effect on my father's ability to breathe?
posted by foxinthesnow to Science & Nature (13 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
My father has planned a trip to Denver, and he is worried that he will have trouble breathing while he is there. He has congestive heart failure, and one way or another (it may be some of the medication), this has greatly reduced his lung function. He gets around just fine, but he has trouble breathing after walking longish distances, after climbing stairs, and on very humid days. Does the altitude have a noticeable effect on one's breathing? If so, any tips on how he might adjust to this?