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High altitude sickness

When trekking through the mountains, especially when u start ascending above 3000m, the syndrome of acute mountain sickness or altitude sickness may arise. Acute mountain sickness (AMS) is a frequent problem in the high Himalayan region. Generally the symptoms are headache, loss of appetite, dizziness etc. if you begun to feel these symptoms then proper precaution is immediately required as the sickness can be fatal sometimes. Generally, while ascending above 3000m the following symptoms are carried when there is altitude sickness:
    Headache
    Difficulty in sleeping
    Loss of appetite
    Nausea or vomiting
    Fatigue
    Dizziness/ light headedness
    Shortness of breathe
When you feel these symptoms, then the best way is to descend down. The altitude sickness can be very common while going some 3000-400m and there is only a rare chance of being it fatal. However, when you feel any of these symptoms then the best way to avoid it is descend down or acclimatize with the altitude. Another golden rule is ‘don’t go too high too fast’. Besides descending, you can also carry some medicines prescribed by doctors however cardiac patient better avoid going above 3000m to avoid unnecessary dangers!!