Published 19th Feb, 2019
Altitude sickness refers to the symptoms offer in the high altitude. Most of the travellers experience the symptoms of Altitude Sickness while travelling above 2500m of altitude. Any travellers are likely to suffer to the Altitude sickness. The amount of oxygen in every breath you take, our body then tries to adapt the attitude, but we may suffer from Altitude sickness or Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). If you are going for a trek to high altitude, then it’s good for you to know about altitude sickness before beginning your trek.
You should not underestimate altitude sickness as it may take a serious form if you ignore it and don’t listen to your body. You may not lose your life but will definitely spoil your trekking experience with altitude sickness. If you are well aware of altitude sickness, then you can yourself adjust well at high altitude but you can also help others under such situation in its prevention and treatment.
It is better to know about symptoms of attitude sickness so that you can heal or treat it by yourself quickly. Altitude Sickness is not specific, so it can vary from person to person. Some of the symptoms that appear are:-
Altitude sickness can affect to your brain and lungs. You become confused therefore you may faint and you may not be able to walk straight. You can see your lips and fingernails to be blue or grey in color. If so, then the condition or serious and it may be dangerous if not treated quickly.
What are the tips to Avoid Altitude sickness? : Tips to Avoid Altitude sickness.
Trekking above 3500 meters from the sea level may cause the acute mountain sickness. So most of the trekking in Everest region and Some trekking in Annapurna region may cause such problem. Everest Base Camp Trek,
Annapurna Base Camp Trek, Langtang Gosainkunda Trek, Annapurna Circuit
Trek, Manaslu Circuit trek and trekking in Kanchenjunga area are major
risky trekking of AMS.