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Altitude Sickness In Mountain

by Rajesh Thapaliya Trekking, tour, easy and adventure

Altitude sickness is a serious problem for the trekkers in the mountain range of Nepal. Altitude sickness is that kinds of diseases, which occurs difficulties on our breathing due to the high mountain range. Before starting our trek, we must get information about the altitude sickness as well as the risk of our life. We must know to be safe from the problems.


While you go to the higher elevation of the mountain in Nepal or any places, you should be careful with this problem. If you are thinking a short and easy trek in Nepal, you should not worry with this but if you are planning trekking like Everest base camp trek and some other longer treks, you need to have knowledge of this problem.

 

WHAT IS ALTITUDE SICKNESS?

 

Altitude sickness occurs due to the low pressure of oxygen at the high mountain range. It is also known as acute mountain sickness. We have to take it very seriously because it is one of the dangerous diseases which may kill our life also. There are two types of sickness- high altitude cerebral Edema and high altitude pulmonary Edema.

 

CEREBRAL EDEMA AND SYMPTOMS

 

Cerebral Edema is that types of sickness we only effect in our brain and lost imagination due to high altitude. The symptoms of these diseases are vomiting, headache, numbness, nausea, weakness, etc.

 

PULMONARY EDEMA AND SYMPTOM

 

Pulmonary Edema is that types of sickness which effect f the lounge by altitude. The a symptom of this sickness is frequently coughing, shortness of breath, difficulty in walking, loss appétit, rapid and irregular heartbeat, difficulty in sleeping and headache in the beginning, then start tinged with blood.

 

HOW TO BE SAFE FROM ALTITUDE SICKNESS

 

Altitude sickness is common a disease which occurs from the high mountain range so we must be well prepared about it before the journey started. We must drink clean and purify water, walk slowly in every place, avoid smoke and alcohol, make your body warm, avoid going directly from high altitude. While doing a trip, we can’t think about this problem too much otherwise there may be some incidence.

 

MEDICATIONS

 

The main medicine of altitude sickness is Diamox which is a pill. Having a pill isn’t the solution of altitude sickness; we may also have to face such a problem too. We should drink lots of water, garlic soup and avoid staying a long time toward the mountain range. We must in touch with leaders which help in our difficulty.


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Created on Mar 2nd 2020 01:54. Viewed 165 times.

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