Altitude mountain sickness is a common types of temporary problem that arises while hiking in to the High Lands or mountain. Nepal is land of Himalayas we have a very High Mountains. To explore the beauty of Himalayas you must walk in to the high elevation area. On this time you might get the Altitude mountain sickness, Not Everyone but some of you.
It is always very good to read a lot about the altitude mountain sickness before you start the trek so that you can figure out what really might happens to you while you do the trek in to the Nepal Himalayas.
There are a lot of Altitude mountain sickness cases in everywhere of Nepal Trek route. The higher you go the higher risk of Altitude mountain sickness. Everest base camp, Annapurna circuit trek are popular and very high trek routes which is very popular in Nepal
The altitude mountain sickness happens due to thin air and lack of oxygen for our body rather than we needs. Generally above 3000 Meter the altitude starts. Not for everyone but some of you. The more higher you goes the higher chance of AMS.
There are different type of Altitude mountain sickness. they are acute (mild) altitude or mountain sickness (AMS), high-altitude pulmonary edema (HAPE), and high-altitude cerebral edema (HACE).
This is the first and most common stage of mountain sickness. In this first stage of AMS, you’ll feel Headache (Mild to strong), Weakness, vomiting, and can not sleep during your sleep
High Altitude Pulmonary Oedema (HAPE) is a dangerous. in this type of Ams it build-up of fluid in the lungs that prevents the air spaces from opening up and filling with fresh air with each breath that human takes. When this happens, in this way the sufferers can not get the enough oxygen that their body needs
High Altitude Cerebral oedema (HACE) is A severe form of altitude sickness is high altitude cerebral edema. This is very dangerous stage of AMS, in this stage the fluid builds up within the brain. As the brain start to fill of the fluid. The brain becomes the function-less which means the suffers can be mental and left the work of coordination. If there is no treatment immediately the person might dead within a hours.
there are some prevention from which you can avoid Altitude Mountain Sickness. This might be very good to you while you are doing trek here in Nepal
If you are in very high altitude elevation, You must stop to going accents. Depending on your situations you can do rest or if you think this is going to be tougher for you it is always good to go down elevation. This allows your lungs to get more oxygen that your body needs. within some hours you might be ok.
The second way you can get rid of altitude mountain sickness is Acclimatization at higher altitudes for some days . This allows you to adjust your body in this altitude. The adjust allows you to be fit on High Elevations or on that atmosphere.
The another way you can avoid altitude mountain sickness is drink a lot of water. We suggest drink as much as you can. There is no limitation how much you need to drink but drink more than you do in your normal life. Drink prevents you from hydration so it is very good to drink a lot of water while you are on mountain.
While you are in the high himalaya or anywhere it is always good to avoid the high exercise. Hard exercise might cause you high energy consumption, which results in loss of oxygen levels in the body. So there is more chance you might get the Altitude Mountain Sickness
Climb high Sleep low is another way to prevent you from The Altitude mountain sickness. During the sleep you might get the disturbance if you sleep in very high altitude. Sleep is very essential for your body so that to become acclimatize you need to hike to the Higher elevation that allows you to adjust and sleep in lower elevations gives you the proper energy on your body
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