Acclimatization Notice of Acute Mountain Sickness
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Acclimatization Notice of Acute Mountain Sickness

Update: Jul. 27th, 2012

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Acclimatization of Acute Mountain Sickness Introduction

The major cause of Acute Mountain Sickness is going too high too fast without enough oxygen. Human beings body usually acclimatize the sea level but not the high altitude, and that is why our body is needed to be given time to acclimatize the high altitude to avoid Acute Mountain Sickness.

The acclimatization usually takes 1-3 days when we reach high altitude, for example, if you climb to 3000m, and spend several days to acclimatize the environment, your body will probably be fine with that altitude. If you climb to 3500m, your body has to be given time to acclimatize again.

During the process of acclimatization, your depth of respiration increases, and your pressure in pulmonary arteries is increased. Your body produces more red blood cells to carry oxygen and more of particular enzyme that facilitates the release of oxygen from hemoglobin to the body tissues.

All of the activities are helpful to people to avoid the Acute Mountain Sickness.

Acclimatization Notes of Acute Mountain Sickness

1. Get to know all of the aspects of Acute Mountain Sickness before going.

2. If you go above 10,000 feet (3,048m), only increase your altitude by 1,000 feet (305m) per day and take a rest day.

3. Keep optimistic mind every moment.

4. If you start to suffer the symptoms of moderate Acute Mountain Sickness, don't go higher until symptoms disappear.

5. If the signs and symptoms of Acute Mountain Sickness increase, stop climbing high!

6. Take it easy. Do not over-exert yourself when you first get up to altitude.

7. Avoid tobacco and alcohol and other depressant drugs including, barbiturates, tranquilizers, and sleeping pills.

8. Eat a high carbohydrate diet.

9. The acclimatization process is inhibited by dehydration, over-exertion, and alcohol and other depressant drugs.

10. You are kindly suggested not to have oxygen uptake if slight signs and symptoms of Acute Mountain Sickness occur to avoid dependence.

11. It has the extreme different temperature of day and light in high altitude.

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