Altitude Sickness and Homeopathy
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What is Altitude Sickness
Altitude sickness is an
illness caused by ascent to a high altitude and the resulting shortage of
oxygen, characterized chiefly by hyperventilation, nausea, exhaustion, and
Altitude sickness can affect any one of any sex, age
or physical fitness. It can occur at any altitude above 5000 feet
It is more common above
(Machu Picchu, Peru).
In a study of hikers in the Swiss Alps, 13% developed
symptoms at 10,000 feet and 34% became symptomatic at 12,000 feet.
Symptoms Of Altitude
- General malaise
- Light headedness
- Persistent rapid pulse
- Peripheral swelling on arms and legs
- Pins and needles
Tips to Avoid Altitude Sickness
- Climb slowly.
- Stay hydrated!
- Avoid rigorous exercise
- Avoid eating heavy, oily, junk foods while ascending
- Ginger is very
beneficial for treating altitude sickness, as it plays a pivotal role in
treating mild levels of altitude sickness. Mix 20 drops of ginger liquid
with half cup of water in case you suffer from altitude sickness and sip.
capsules are proven (by the U.S. Olympic traing site in Colorado
Springs) to reduce, not eliminate headaches and nausea resulting from
exposure to high altitude. Taken 4 to 5 days before going to higher
altitudes and several days thereafter.
For Altitude Sickness
Those needing this remedy in altitude illness will generally have an air
hunger. Desire for air blowing on the face from wind or by fanning. Often
feel faint. Sense of weight in the head, eyes, eyelids, or elsewhere. Gassy,
distended abdomen is common.
Started two days earlier at your home before the climbing journey, even
3 - 4 days before the start of the trek. if climbing to very high altitudes.