Respiratory System Illness and Hypoxia

  • Manuela BartesaghiEmail author
  • Giuseppe Miserocchi
Part of the Sports and Traumatology book series (SPORTS)


Exposure to hypobaric hypoxia results in a reduction of the passage of O2 from the alveoli to the blood, reducing the amount of circulating oxygen and requires physical adaptations and physiological changes in every people.

The duration and degree of hypoxic exposure are critical to the metabolic response of skeletal muscle, with the response to acute hypoxia during exercise. Many changes in the pathways of oxygen delivery have been characterized in hypoxic humans at real or simulated altitude. In contrast, relatively little is understood about changes in tissue oxygen utilization in humans at altitude.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Italian Winter Sports FederationMilanoItaly
  2. 2.Ambulatory of Clinic Physiology and SportUniversity of Medicine Milan-BicoccaMonzaItaly
  3. 3.Ambulatory of Sport MedicinePentavisLeccoItaly

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