Mount Kilimanjaro Climbing

Kilimanjaro Altitude Sickness

Kilimanjaro Altitude Sickness

Altitude Sickness or Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) is brought about by the absence of oxygen when heading out to higher rises.

This normally happens in the individual presented to an altitude more than 7,000 feet (2,100 m) who have not gotten an opportunity to adjust to the altitude before participating in physical exercises.

Hikers and trekkers are at most serious hazard. While singular resistance shifts, side effects typically show up in a few hours, with those in a poor physical condition being generally defenseless.

Cerebral pain, weariness, shortness of breath, queasiness, poor hunger, and eager rest are for the most part normal indications.

In progressively extreme cases considering and judgment may wind up disabled. Aspiratory edema (a development of liquid in the lungs), a phenomenal yet conceivably lethal confusion, can happen.

The manifestations of AMS can be forestalled or limited by climbing step by step (under 500 m/day) more than a few days to allow your body to adjust to the higher altitude. Acetazolamide (Diamox) can be utilized to accelerate the acclimatization procedure. It ought to be taken quickly previously and amid the climb. Discuss any medication use with your doctor, as it is contraindicated in those susceptible to sulfa drugs and in certain ailments.

Altitude Sickness

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