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I spend winters in Utah, skiing. I normally live on the east coast.
When I go to Utah, my BP rises, compared to east coast BP. This has happened for 3 or 4 years. When I return to the east coast, it goes back to normal.
One obvious guess is other lifestyle changes, such as change in diet. But I probably eat more salt when I'm home. I go to the gym less often in Utah. (Note: Salt Lake City elevation is around 4,500 ft; the ski area elevation is 8,500--10,500.)
I am a 75 y.o. while male in generally very good health, with well-controlled HT.
I've found some research that shows that BP rises with increased elevation, but there's not much on this matter.
Anyone have any guesses? My Utah internist dismisses my observations, says he is not aware of increases in BP as a function of increased elevation.
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