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ea0025p344 | Thyroid | SFEBES2011

Thyroid hormone changes and psychological response to high altitude stress: effect of ethnicity

Sachidhanandam Meenakshi , Arumugam Suresh , Ray UdaySankar

Objective: Acclimatization to high-altitude is a dynamic process affecting the neuro-endocrine and physiological systems. Psychological well-being is also influenced by hypobaric-hypoxia. Psychic stress is known to influence the hypothalamo–pituitary–adrenal/thyroid axis. However, the involvement/contribution of ‘psychological-performance’ on hormone changes at high-altitude is not known. The objective of this study was to examine: i) the effect of ethnicit...