How to Deal with the Anoxia in Tibet
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How to Deal with the Anoxia in Tibet

Update: Dec. 30th, 2013

anoxia in Tibet

With high altitude and severe climate, Tibet is a challenging tourism destination for tourists from the plain areas with much lower altitude. Tourists who've been to Tibet were always impressed by its changeable weather condition, extremely high altitude, low temperature in the night and low oxygen content in the air. The low oxygen content makes a large number of visitors attacked by anoxia. This article provides useful information regarding how to deal with the anoxia in Tibet for tourists planning to do a Tibet tour in the coming 2014.

There are only two distinctive seasons in Tibet – winter and summer. It is said that the winter season in Tibet lasts for more than 6 months, and the temperature would drops rapidly in the night though it is much warmer than some other cities under the strong sunshine. The average temperature tops between July and August in Tibet, but tourists might also encounter with sudden snow or heavy hailstorm in this season.

How to Deal with the Anoxia in Tibet – Anoxia Symptoms

Different levels of headache, dizziness, anxiety, inappetence, vomiting, abdominal distension, chest pain/distress, lassitude and face puffiness are the most common anoxia symptoms in Tibet. Tourists suffering severe anoxia might be attacked by elevation of blood pressure, stronger/faster heart beating, or even coma. At the same time, the anoxia might lead to abnormal excitement, hallucination or insomnia. Tourists suffering severe anoxia might suffer convulsion, pulmonary edema or cerebral edema. The severe anoxia symptoms might even lead to death if the proper treatment measures were not adopted in time.

How to Deal with the Anoxia in Tibet – Anoxia Treatments

Tourists suffering mild anoxia symptoms during your Tibet tour don't need to be over worried. Temporary mild anoxia symptoms would not cause great harm to physical health. The mild anoxia symptoms will get relieved or completely disappeared after you get a better adaptation or enter into an environment with enough oxygen content in the air. Tourists suffering continuous and severe anoxia symptoms should go to the hospital for professional treatment in time. The medical condition in Lhasa is much better than that in the other less developed towns/cities in Tibet.

Tourists planning to visit some remote regions with high altitude are strongly suggested to spend enough days in the lower places for complete adaptation. It is dangerous to head to higher places before you are well adapted to the natural environment in the lower regions. It will be a safer journey to employ an experienced doctor with you for tourists willing to trek for several days in the remote areas on Tibet Plateau. Both the transportation condition and medical condition in the remote areas are quite limited in Tibet. A professional doctor can help you with some useful treatments once you suffer any severe anoxia symptoms in the faraway regions.

To adapt to the oxygen-deficient environment in Tibet sooner and better, tourists planning to travel to Tibet could take some Rhodiala roase about 15 days in advance. In addition, it is reported that the brown sugar is also effective in human beings' adaptation on the plateau.

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