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Altitude Sickness and Acclimatization

 

Altitude Sickness and Acclimatization - Acclimatization is the process in which an individual organism adjusts to a change in its environment  (such as a change in altitude, temperature, humidity, etc. that allows it to maintain performance across a range of environmental conditions.

Altitude Sickness and Acclimatization

An altitude and acclimatization is the most important thing for high altitude travel or trekking. While you go higher, the oxygen level is getting thinner. When you cross around 2000 m above the sea level, saturation of oxyhemoglobin levels starts to decrease rapidly in the blood. So that's why you have to be careful while you are going on high altitude travel and you should follow the altitude and acclimatization rules.


Altitude Sickness and Acclimatization

Symptoms

  • Headache 
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting 
  • Fatigue and loss of energy 
  • Shortness of breath
  • Problems with sleep
  • Loss of appetite 
  • Feeling uncomfortable 

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Altitude Sickness and Acclimatization

 

How to Avoid Altitude Sickness?

  •  Climb  altitude gradually 
  •  Drinks lots of liquid while trekking
  • Avoid alcohol, smoking, and sleeping tablets 
  •  Don’t go trekking on the mountain alone 
  •  Don’t go higher if you get the symptoms of altitude sickness 
  •  Descend immediately if symptoms get worse
  • Don't leave alone to the person who got altitude sickness
  •  Dress warmly while you are trekking
  • Use preventive medicine while trekking

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