Duoxuekang, a Traditional Tibetan Medicine, Reduces Hypoxia-Induced High-Altitude Polycythemia in Rats
Format: Journal Article
Publication Year: 2012
Pages: 63 - 64
Source ID: shanti-sources-96386
Collection: Himalayan and Tibetan Medicine
Abstract: The article discusses hypoxic pathophysiology and high-altitude medicine as of December 2012, with a focus on the traditional Tibetan medicine Duoxuekang and its potential prevention of high-altitude polycythemia (HAPC) induced by hypoxia. Topics include the oxygen-carrying capacity of human blood, reduction of red blood cell and hemoglobin counts, and serum erythropoietin (EPO). Additional information is presented on high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) methods and hypoxia-inducible factor (HIF)-1.