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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We regret, therefore, if the brevity of our article and its strong emphasis on safe acclimatisation practices and basic field management of altitude illness have left the misapprehension that we do not advocate the use of acetazolamide where indicated.
Acute mountain sickness (AMS) is by far the most common high altitude illness (HAI).
Symptoms of infection and altitude illness among hikers in the Mount Everest Region of Nepal.
Incidence and symptoms of high altitude illness in South Pole workers: Antarctic study of altitude physiology (ASAP).
Prevention strategies should be based on an individual's risk profile (for example, prior history of altitude illness, or having experienced a rapid gain in altitude).
The researchers also found that taking acetazolamide (ACZ), a drug frequently prescribed to prevent altitude illness, can reduce some of the risk factors associated with SHAI.
of Washington Travel and Tropical Medicine Service) provide 45 chapters that discuss pre-travel concerns like air carrier issues, immunizations, malaria prevention, water disinfection, and prevention and self treatment of traveler's diarrhea; advice for special travelers relating to altitude illness, diving, children, HIV, chronic medical conditions, immigrants, and expatriates; and fever, diarrhea, skin lesions, sexually transmitted diseases, and worms.
Other problems may include animal bites, envenomation, sexually transmitted infections for adolescents, travelers' diarrhea, and altitude illness, Dr.
Common conditions such as hypertension, coronary artery disease, diabetes and pregnancy do not affect susceptibility to altitude illness.
These may help prevent altitude illness but they do have some side effects.
Doctors also might want to write prescriptions for malaria, altitude illness or travelers' diarrhea, according to the CDC.
HAPE is a serious and potentially life-threatening manifestation of altitude illness.
Altitude illness is common in people ascending to more than 2500 m, especially when the ascent is rapid.
2]) is widely used to facilitate the diagnosis of high altitude illness at an early state and to assess the individual acclimatization status [1].