The higher we go the more our body adapt by breathing faster and deeper. It means the air pressure is low when we are in high altitude. The breath we take the less oxygen so the trekkers suffered from altitude sickness due to not having an extra acclimatization day while on high altitude mountain. Altitude starts to affect us from 2000 meters above.
When we are in high altitude our bodies is not adjusted or acclimatize nicely so experience the symptoms of AMS. It is always better descending back 500m to 1000M is recommended until we acclimatize properly before the symptoms are getting worse. Many people throughout the world work at high altitudes. Their bodies have adjusted or acclimatized to the higher altitude over a long period of time. If trekking you may not have as long to acclimatize so it's very important to be aware of some of the symptoms surrounding high altitude trekking.
Descent is the best drug or in case of emergency of medical help, please get help of horse to descend down or helicopter rescue,
drink plenty of water and ascend slowly. Medicines can be used to reduce the severity of your symptoms, but it will not completely get rid of them. Tell your travel companions how you feel, even if your symptoms are mild – there's a danger your judgement may not be clear. You can continue going up with care once you feel you have fully recovered.If
If you think you have altitude sickness
Consider travelling with these medicines for altitude sickness
Following medicaitons are available from most travel clinics. You do not need a prescription to buy it.
You should still go up gradually and follow the prevention advice, including taking time to acclimatise, having regular rest days and drinking plenty of water. If you get symptoms of altitude sickness while taking above mentioned medicines, rest or go down until you feel better before going up again.
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