SFU Environmental Chamber Conditions Quiz

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What is a common health effect that athletes may experience at altitude due to increased red cell destruction and impaired iron absorption post-exercise?

Sickle cell trait complications

Why is it important for athletes to consult a physician in cases of altitude illness, dehydration, migraine, hangover, or exhaustion?

To rule out altitude illness which can mimic other conditions

What is the recommended action for athletes experiencing altitude illness such as Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) and High Altitude Cerebral Edema (HACE)?

Take acetazolamide

Which medication is prohibited by WADA for treating altitude illnesses like AMS and HAPE?


At what altitude do altitude illness symptoms like AMS begin to be reported in athletes at training camps?

Around 2000m

Which factor increases between 11% and 19% per 1000m of elevation, potentially leading to burns and UV keratitis at altitude?

Ultraviolet radiation

Which factor can significantly decrease aerobic capacity at altitude?

Altitude Illness Syndromes

What is a key consideration in optimizing sleep and travel arrangements at altitude?

Ensuring a quiet, dark, comfortable temperature environment

Which substance is mentioned as interfering with sleep at altitude?


What is a prohibited treatment for sleep at altitude?


What is a recommended strategy for pre-acclimatization?

Immediate Arrival

Which factor is important in optimizing hydration and nutrition at altitude?

Optimizing iron status

What are the main symptoms of High Altitude Pulmonary Edema (HAPE)?

Dyspnea at rest, cough, pink frothy sputum

Which altitude illness is believed to be the severe end of the Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) spectrum?

High Altitude Cerebral Edema (HACE)

What is one of the possible risk factors for Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS)?

Previous neck dissection

Which medication is NOT permitted by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) for preventing Altitude Illness?


What is recommended in terms of acclimatization at altitudes above 3000m?

Individuals can ascend by 300-600m/day

What is a potential effect of dehydration at altitude?

Increased likelihood of altitude illness

How does High Altitude Cerebral Edema (HACE) differ from Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS)?

HACE has symptoms like confusion and altered LOC

Which factor may aggravate High Altitude Pulmonary Edema (HAPE)?

Cold weather conditions

'Ataxia' is associated with which altitude illness?

High Altitude Cerebral Edema (HACE)

What is the primary symptom that differentiates High Altitude Cerebral Edema (HACE) from Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS)?


Test your knowledge on the conditions simulated in the SFU Environmental Chamber including low pressure, hypoxia, and their effects on AMS symptoms, breathing control, and cardiovascular parameters. Learn about altitude illness treatment options.

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