altitude sickness

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

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Determinants of summiting success and acute mountain sickness on Mt Kilimanjaro (5895 m).
In conclusion, here we show for the very first time that evolutionary adaptive changes related to Aymara high-altitude ancestry per se do not confer protection against acute mountain sickness and altitude-induced arterial hypoxemia during rapid exposure to 3500masl.
The incidence of acute mountain sickness at Everest base camp has been reported to be as high as 20%.
Prevalence of acute mountain sickness among Finnish trekkers on Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania: an observational study.
Thus people going to high altitude, above 2500m, develop hypoxia, which is a reduced content of O2 in the blood and tissues, and the physiological response to hypoxia is however very different among individuals, ranging from successful adaptation to mild to severe symptoms, called acute mountain sickness or AMS, Bruno said.
Acute mountain sickness may be caused by abnormal regulation of brain and spinal fluid volume in response to low oxygen at high altitudes.
He argues that chewing coca leaves, which helps alleviate the symptoms of acute mountain sickness, is an integral part of the culture of the Andes.
High altitude headache (HAH) frequently occurs as an isolated symptom, but in many cases it may be a part of an acute mountain sickness (AMS).
High Altitude sickness - also known as Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) -- is a pathological condition caused by acute exposure to low partial pressure of oxygen at high altitude.
If the hypothesis is proved right, it could have important implications for high-altitude mountaineering thanks to a better understanding of the development of acute mountain sickness and the life-threatening conditions of high-altitude pulmonary and cerebral oedema.
People often suffer from acute mountain sickness, with symptoms including headaches, nausea, stomach aches, breathlessness and exhaustion.
High-altitude illness refers to acute mountain sickness (AMS), high-altitude cerebral edema (HACE), and high-altitude pulmonary edema (HAPE).
In the evening I still feel woozy and begin to take Diamox - a drug that can help counter the affects of AMS - acute mountain sickness, or altitude sickness.
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