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Sachin Kumar

Online Platform for Medical Second Opinion and Services | Posted 12 Mar, 2019 |

Do you know about altitude sickness?

Jagriti Malik

@Jagriti | Posted 15 Mar, 2019

ALTITUDE SICKNESS is physical discomfort and distress caused by difficulty in adjusting to lower oxygen pressure and higher levels and altitudes.

Other name -
Acute mountain sickness

Symptoms -
1. Vomiting 
2. Headache 
3. Tiredness
4. Dizziness 
5. Trouble in sleeping 

Altitude sickness can affect anyone who goes to high altitudes without giving the body time to adjust to the changes in air pressure and oxygen level. 

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prabhsimran singh

@prabhsimran | Posted 15 Mar, 2019

Altitude sickness typically occurs only above 2,500 metres (8,000 ft), though some are affected at lower altitudes. ... It is recommended that at high-altitude any symptoms of headache, nausea, shortness of breath, or vomiting be assumed to be altitude sickness.

Symptoms: Headache, vomiting, feeling tired, t...

Types: Acute mountain sickness, high altitude ...

Complications: High altitude pulmonary edema ...

Synonyms: High-altitude sickness, altitude illn...