10th Anniversary Trek research - an overview
During the next few weeks, during the 10th Anniversary Trek to Everest Base Camp, the Xtreme Everest Oxygen Research Consortium will be carrying out a number of experiments to learn more about how the human body adapts to high altitude, where oxygen levels are low.
By studying how healthy people cope when exposed to the stress of low oxygen levels, we hope to make progress with our ultimate goal, which is to improve treatments for the sickest patients in hospital, who are unable get enough oxygen to their organs because of illness.
We will be looking at a number of different aspects of the body’s response to low oxygen levels. For the first time, we will attempt to capture beat-by-beat physiological data as our trekkers ascend and descend, using oximeters kindly provided to us by Medical Test Supplies (MTS).
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