I have congenital diaphragmatic eventration, is Himalayan trekking advisable?

I am 61 year old male having congenital diaphragmatic eventration. I am an active cyclist. Is it is advisable for me to go for Himalayan trekking at altitude about 14000 ft. I am concerned about high altitude sickness and lack of oxygen at higher altitudes. pl advice


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Dr Mahaveer
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Dr Mahaveer

hi
in my opinion,it is not advisable to go to such high altitudes.
it may cause severe respiratory problems.
thanks

Dr. Ayman Darrag
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Dr. Ayman Darrag

Clinically this depends on your current lung capacity and vital capacity level to normal values.
As it is known that vital capacity in diaphragmatic eventration is lowered it is expected that you more might be at risk of severe dyspnea and hypoventilation at this attitude (specially if you are cycling over there)..
So it is not advised to go through this specially in cold dry weather.
Thanks.

Dr Ahmed Fawzy
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Dr Ahmed Fawzy

Hi can i see your diaphragm x-ray ?, usually right side ,diaphragmatic eventration has a better prognosis, so if you are generally fit and you suffer no signs of increased fatigue during running then you may go

For a more definitive answer show me your x ray

Good Luck

Dr Masr
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Dr Masr

Well, even if you are free of diaphragmatic eventration , i would advice not to do this, as lung compliance decreases by age even if you are an athelete..its a fact that will happen out of your hands

Chronic lung troubles do not go with such events

So what if you have a supperadded risk factor even of its asymptomatic..

So i believe not to go for this,
But if you can bring with you Oxygen up in the mountain , i think you can have a chance

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