Get the facts on diseases, conditions, tests and procedures.
Gazing down on the spectacular view from a mountaintop can take your breath away. That breathlessness is oftentimes more than just an awestruck reaction to the sights. It can be a symptom of altitude sickness, an illness that can strike hikers, mountain climbers, skiers, and anyone who hits the 8,000-foot mark on a mountain. Learn more about this condition by taking this true-false quiz.
Follow Johns Hopkins Medicine
View our phone directory or find a patient care location.
Notice of Privacy Practices (Patients & Health Plan Members)
© The Johns Hopkins University, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, and Johns Hopkins Health System. All rights reserved.