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Hematocrits and high elevations

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Living at high elevations will cause a person's hematocrit to increase or decrease. I explain.

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It will increase in order to compensate for the high elevation and therefore the lower oxygen content in the air (due to the lower air pressure). The blood still needs to ...

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Hematocrits and high elevations are studied. The expert determines how living at high elevations will cause a person`s hemocrit to increase or decrease.

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