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High Altitude Sickness

High altitude Sickness is normal things while you are hike in Himalayan. People living at lower altitudes and enjoy a holidays. Doing Adventure activities may be at risk for (acute mountain sickness). We believed that body response and oxygen air pressure changes.

AMS start from 10,000 feet (3300m) when you are in Himalayan, we have to Share your Health condition with their Staff (Guide/ass. Guide/Porter).We are saying “shearing is Caring”.  If you travel by yourself in Nepal’s Himalayan, you have to know about AMS. Altitude sickness increases with increasing altitude.Here are common symptoms of AMS are:

  • Headache
  • Nausea,
  • Vomiting,
  • Can’t   sleep
  • Changes in the color of your skin
  • Confusion
  • Fast Heart Rate
  • Rapid Breathing
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sweating
  • Wheezing

Prevention

  • Do not rapid ascent to high altitude;
  • people with a prior history of altitude sickness
  • Plenty of Acclimatization
  • Avoid alcohol, sleeping pills and smoking
  • Drink plenty of water
  • Do not carry extra weight
  • Never travel alone
  • Climb higher sleep lower

Treatment of AMS

  • Decent
  • Diamox (125g) before dinner
  • oxygen cylinders
  • Gamow bag

Altitude sickness typically occurs above 3,300 meters (10,000 ft.) though some are affected at lower altitudes. Risk factors include a prior episode of altitude sickness, a high degree of activity, and a rapid increase in elevation. Diagnosis is based on symptoms and is supported in those who have more than a minor reduction in activities. It is recommended that at high-altitude any symptoms of headache, nausea, shortness of breath, or vomiting be assumed to be altitude sickness. Being physically fit does not decrease the risk. Treatment is generally by descending to a lower altitude and sufficient fluids.