mountain sickness


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nausea and shortness of breath experienced by mountain climbers above ten thousand feet

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When I got to the top, I had mountain sickness, so I wasn't thinking clearly," Sean Turner said.
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.
If you allow acute mountain sickness to progress without treatment or descending from altitude, it can develop into the more malignant forms of HACE and HAPE.
I did have a bow tie in my pocket especially for the occasion, but when I got to the summit my brain had become completely scrambled from mountain sickness.
If you don't you can get mountain sickness, a bit like a diver can get the bends, which can put you in a coma.
We have known that both tadalafil and dexamethasone are good for preventing high altitude pulmonary edema (HAPE) and dex for treating symptoms of acute mountain sickness (AMS)," said lead authors Dr Manuel Fischler, of the University Hospital in Zurich, Switzerland, and Hans-Peter Brunner-La Rocca, of the University Hospital in Basel, Switzerland.
Acute mountain sickness, with symptoms such as headaches and vomiting, can easily develop into the much more serious high-altitude cerebral edema (HACE) or pulmonary edema (HAPE).
Thirty playing spots have been filled in case players are struck down by acute mountain sickness, but only 11 will take the field for each team.
Swansea University- based medical students Nick Cochand and Mike Wild have led an expedition to Europe's highest point - Mt Elbrus in Russia - with the aim of shedding light on some of the theories about Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) or Altitude Sickness.
They will be investigating risk factors for developing acute mountain sickness.
Professor Bruce Davies, who is monitoring the experiment, said, 'He needs to prepare himself for the low oxygen levels he is going to encounter otherwise he runs the risk of suffering from altitude sickness and acute mountain sickness.
After Mass people flood into the square in front of the church, locals joining crowds of visitors jostling around a great flowering tree to consider the vividlycoloured woven belts and straps, the shawls of llama and alpaca wool, the sackfuls of coca leaves which are alleged to counter mountain sickness when chewed.