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[cdt-l] Re: altitude
- Subject: [cdt-l] Re: altitude
- From: kborski at yahoo.com (Karen Borski)
- Date: Mon Jul 14 22:39:14 2003
- In-Reply-To: <20030714170036.F316FB6227@edina.hack.net>
I have heard about taking aspirin a day or so before
and during altitude hikes. I've always steered clear
of it while hiking, because it can really complicate
any bleeding injuries (internal or external).
"Thinning" and anti-coagulation are relatively
synonymous effects of aspirin on the blood - if you
reduce coagulation, you have "thinned" the blood.
That's my understanding of it.
My main plan of action is to spend 2 days day-hiking
up high and sleeping "low" (Durango) before hitting
Good tips, thanks.
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