Altitude Sickness Symptom Prevention And Medicine

Altitude Sickness Symptom Prevention And Medicine

January 16, 2019
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Altitude Sickness Symptom Prevention And Medicine

Every Year at least three trekkers die from Altitude sickness. This death would have been prevented if the trekker can get a good knowledge of Altitude sickness. It’s important to be well taught about altitude sickness before any trekker starts there trek. It is a good idea to attend one of the free lectures on altitude sickness given by the Himalayan Rescue Association in Thamel.

Some people are more Vulnerable to altitude sickness than others. If you feel you get altitude sickness you just have to modify your acclimatization schedule correctly or use preventive medication.  The consciousness of such altitude sickness definitely causes unnecessarily anxious to the trekkers as they trek. The progression of symptom is usually gradual, and you have a lot of time to react appropriately.

What is the Symptom of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness)

Actually, AMS means Acute Mountain Sickness. if somebody fails to adopt higher altitude from blood vessels the fluid begins to leak most often in the brain or even in the lungs also. If the fluid collects in the lungs the trekkers become breathless more easily while walking and even breathless at rest. if the fluid collects in the brain initially begin a headache, loss of appetite nausea and sometimes vomiting.

Altitude Sickness Symptom Prevention And Medicine

Acute Mountain Sickness Prevention 

Most People can travel around 2800m without getting an illness. Although itinerary is designed to prevent AMS some trekker will be more likely affected by AMS. So try to spend your first acclimatization night on a trek below 3000m. Drinks a lot of water. Take garlic soup. But still, if you feel the symptom of the AMS it is better to take medicine which is called Acetazolamide or Diamox. Diamox is useful in treating the headache and nausea associated with mild AMS and can improve your sleep at altitude if you have the problem with the irregular breathing and breathlessness. The dose for treatment can be either 125mg or 250mg in every 12 hrs in needed. And don’t forget to descend the altitude. It is not wise to ascend the altitude if you feel such altitude sickness.

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