Altitude sickness – Symptoms and Treatment

Altitude sickness – Symptoms and Treatment

Altitude sickness
Climbing mountain or skiing can be very thrilling. But if you are not used to living in high altitudes, you can have health issues. Altitude sickness is also known as mountain sickness. When you climb up, the air pressure and the oxygen level changes. This creates the health problem. Altitude sickness can be of three types: Acute Mountain Sickness, High Altitude Pulmonary Edema (HAPE) and High Altitude Cerebral Edema (HACE). Acute Mountain Sickness can occur suddenly to people who climb a height of 8,000 feet or more. As the person climbs higher, the risk of altitude sickness also becomes more. The altitude sickness height varies from one person to another. In case of HAPE, fluid builds up in the lungs and can become life-threatening. When HACE occurs, fluid builds up…
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