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effects (as nosebleed or nausea) of oxygen deficiency in the blood and tissues at high altitudes

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Acute mountain sickness in travelers who consulted a pre-travel clinic.
High incidence of mild acute mountain sickness in conference attendees at 10,000 foot altitude.
Acute mountain sickness generally begins between 12 and 24 hours after reaching altitude.
Many Soldiers and Airmen marched high into the Afghan mountains to hunt for Osama Bin Laden and call in air strikes, further enhancing acute mountain sickness symptoms.
As you probably know, the symptoms of acute mountain sickness are headache, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, irritability, fatigue, difficulty concentrating, insomnia, and decreased exercise performance.
In about 25 percent of climbers, the oxygen deficit results in acute mountain sickness (AMS).
Pilgrims are at risk of developing acute mountain sickness, which affects the brain and lungs.
He discussed the permits, routes, itineraries, importance of understanding acute mountain sickness, acclimatization, insights on communications and transportation, travel gear preparation and tips for stay and food in these areas.
For non-native mammals such as humans, they may experience life-threatening acute mountain sickness when visiting high-altitude regions.
Knauth and colleagues at the University Hospitals in Goettingen and Heidelberg, Germany, compared brain MRI findings among four groups of mountaineers: climbers with well documented episodes of HACE; climbers with a history of high altitude illness; climbers with a history of severe acute mountain sickness (AMS); and climbers with a history of isolated high altitude pulmonary edema (HAPE), a life-threatening accumulation of fluid in the lungs that occurs at high altitudes.
She took acetazolamide, a carbonic anhydrase inhibitor, as prophylaxis against acute mountain sickness.
Around 10 climbers die from acute mountain sickness every year together with an unknown number of local porters - Kilimanjaro's summit is well above the altitude at which high altitude pulmonary oedema (HAPE), or high altitude cerebral oedema (HACE) can occur.
Acute mountain sickness (AMS) is a frequent complication for military personnel, veterans, athletes, and travelers at high altitudes (HAs) and is the most common high-altitude illness (HAI) [1].
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