Adaptation to the height

Adaptation to the height - adjustment of an organism to influence of high-climatic factors at high altitude, high-altitude flight, and when "rises" in the chamber (see). The main physical factor tall impact is the lack of oxygen. Therefore, adaptation of organism to the height first of all aimed at strengthening the activities of those systems and organs that provide oxygen transport (cardiovascular system, blood, breath) by increasing pulmonary ventilation and minutes of the heart, as well as increasing the number of red blood cells in the blood. The most important condition of adaptation is the gradual development of heights, repeated UPS and the duration of stay in high altitude. Failure to respect these conditions could lead to altitude sickness.