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What Happens to Your Body When You Climb Everest

Your heart while climbing Everest

In order to supply your body with enough oxygen to maintain functioning, your heart must work harder. You will have an increased heart rate and greater force per beat. Your body creates more oxygen-carrying red blood cells, which is generally helpful.

However, it also thickens your blood and could precipitate heart attacks in those susceptible to it.

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