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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Brownlee (right) tweeted: "Slightly embarrassing that someone as fit as me suffered from altitude sickness but thankfully @jonny_brownlee was there to carry me.
The most important nutritional consideration is water, as dehydration worsens the symptoms of altitude sickness.
Unfortunately, the youngster granddaughter, who is only 14, got altitude sickness on the way up and one of my sons had to go back down with her.
Genetic adaptation to altitude sickness is not the only factor at play, though it's difficult to conclude to what extent biology, culture, and politics each influences settlement patterns.
She said despite the rest of the team taking medication for altitude sickness during the nine-day hike, she settled on regular paracetamol.
The team's mountain leader Gary Parker said: "Severe altitude sickness can kill very quickly.
The 38-year-old was struck down by a bout of potentially fatal altitude sickness on Sunday after scaling 12,000ft of the 19,341ft peak in Tanzania, East Africa.
The researchers attributed the sudden drop in the Han Chinese population to altitude sickness, citing existing research that shows that Han Chinese are susceptible to altitude sickness in areas in which Tibetans thrive.
Altitude sickness is caused by a decrease in atmospheric pressure at high heights, which makes breathing more difficult.
Altitude sickness is much more than an inconvenience.
But not far down from the summit he developed severe altitude sickness and was left for dead.
Despite a battle with altitude sickness and pushing himself to his physical limits, Chris, managing director of furniture store group Michael O'Connor Furniture, which has a store in Portrack Lane, Stockton, said the trek was an "awesome experience".
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