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Fitness for high altitude

In our travel practices in Berlin-Mitte, Munich and Dresden you can have your fitness for high altitudes tested and also have training sessions for high altitudes. If you are planning a mountain or trekking tour, an examination of your fitness for high altitude can provide valuable information.

What is high altitude fitness?

At high altitudes the oxygen content of the blood is reduced, a phenomenon called hypoxia, and this places a burden on the cardiovascular system. The test for suitability for high altitudes investigates individual capacity and tolerance of high altitudes.

The appearance of altitude sickness is not linked toage, sex or bodily fitness. Primarily genetic factors are responsible for individual high Attitude fitness.

The Berlin Centre for Travel & Tropical Medicine is a labelling of the practise of Prof. Dr. Jelinek at the various locations of the travel clinics. The treatment contract is solely concluded with Prof. Dr. Jelinek.