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Altitude Sickness & Brain Damage

I stumbled on an article about altitude sickness and causing permanent brain damage; is there validity to this for less extreme mountaineers? It is common for Colorado front rangers to ascend up a 14,...
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Does altitude related secondary polycythemia make your blood thicker?

When adapting to high elevation, does your blood get thicker? I hear a lot of commentary on altitude related heart attacks, strokes, and frostbite (from expeditions in the Himilayas) being caused by ...