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Mr. Ram on a trip to Rohtang Pass suddenly experienced heart palpitations, nausea, fatigue etc on reaching the destination. Suggest the reasons for his sudden deterioration of health and also state whether his body will withstand this problem if he stays there for long and how?

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Atmospheric pressure in Rohtang pass, which is at high altitude, is low and hence the body does not get enough oxygen. Ram is suffering from altitude sickness. If he stays for long the following change will occur in the body and he will become acclimatised to the conditions.
a) RBC production increases.
b) Breathing rate increases.
c) Binding capacity of hemoglobin increases.
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