FAQ of Acute Mountain Sickness
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FAQ of Acute Mountain Sickness

Update: Jul. 31st, 2012

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FAQ of Acute Mountain Sickness

1.The normal signs and symptoms of Acute Mountain Sickness

The fast breath is a normal symptom when you arrival at high altitude. If you have much urine but you didn't drink much water before, it is regarded normal symptom, too. There are other two severe normal signs and symptoms: much dream and tens of minutes of time-out of breath.

2.Drink enough water

The enough water is needed for your body when it acclimatizes the high altitude. Enough water doesn't mean lots of water as much as you can.

3. Signs and symptoms of Acute Mountain Sickness

Bad headache very exhausted at every moment, nausea and vomiting, dizziness, abnormal pant/breath and heartbeat, loss of appetite, and insomnia.

4.Headache is not a symptom of Acute Mountain Sickness

It may be the earlier Acute Mountain Sickness even if you only feel bad headache. Do not rashly judge anything in high altitude.

5.When do sings and symptoms of Acute Mountain Sickness occur?

The signs and symptoms of Acute Mountain Sickness often occur over 3000m. Some people who are sensitive to the high altitude will suffer the signs and symptoms of Acute Mountain Sickness above 2000m.

And the fast ascending is the main reason caused Acute Mountain Sickness. The better way of ascending is 300m per day. The incidence of Acute Mountain Sickness of mountaineers is higher than people who are in the cars.

6.What can you do when Acute Mountain Sickness occur.

Actually, people do not need to worry much about Acute Mountain Sickness, as it is caused by personal physical condition. And the slight Acute Mountain Sickness will be recovered sooner or later in general. People who get the severe Acute Mountain Sickness should climb down to lower altitude as soon as possible.

7. What causes Acute Mountain Sickness?

The main factor of causing Acute Mountain Sickness is lack of oxygen. For example, when we ascend to 4000m, the oxygen pressure is only 60% of flat ground. Therefore, our body just can not acclimatize the environment and be sick. We could suffer fast heartbeat, short of breath, asthma, bad headache, nausea and vomiting, insomnia, very thirsty and anxiety at every moment.

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