High altitude benefits health and longevity, via reduced O2 tension vs CO2. This results in improved circulation and oxygenation via bohr/haldane effect. People develop more mitochondria, live longer, and have less degenerative diseases (Says insurance Records)
When a person first ascends, the body senses lack of O2 and hyperventilates. This hyperventilation causes most symptoms of altitude sickness.
Diamox increases the body’s CO2 (hypercapnia) and cures altitude sickness. It allows the body to safely hyperventilate. Tiny doses of diamox at 20mg allow this to work for me
Curing altitude sickness with hypercapnia is also accomplished with:
Hypoventilation (breathe less frequently)
Meditative breathing, hypoventilation, like Tibetan monks
As the body aclimates to higher CO2, the sensory set point, and acidity of the body, shifts. A person naturally breathes at a more relaxed rate.