Altitude Sickness

What Is High Altitude Sickness ?

A mixture (syndrome) of problems like headache, Nausea, shortness of breathe, tiredness encountered at high altitude i.e. above 8000ft. Cause / Factor of Altitude Sickness:

A/ Less Oxygen
B/ Low Pressure i.e. Barometric Pressure
C/ Rapid Ascent
D/ Possibly Dehydration
E/ Hypothermia

Type of Altitude Sickness:
A/ AMS: - Acute mountain Sickness
B/ HAPE: - High Altitude Pulmonary Edema
C/ HACE: - High Altitude Cerebral Edema
Symptoms of Altitude Sickness:
A/ Acute Mountain Sickness - AMS
Mild symptoms feel like hangover / not feeling well
Shortness of breath
Loss of appetite
Sleep Disturbance
B/ High Altitude Pulmonary Edema (water in the Lung) - HAPE

Increasing shortness of breath at rest
Severe cough- Dry /Productive
Very tired

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