7 Symptoms To Look While Checking Upon Altitude Sickness

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There hardly any human being who does not have any health complication, every second person is suffering from one or the health complications. Health complication might take place due to several reasons such as unhealthy food habits or it can also be genetic, some health complication take place as the reaction or result as other dangerous disease or health complications. One such health complication is altitude sickness which is a health condition is which the patient suffers from breathlessness and many other problems when the patient arrives at certain height, it can also take place while not in high points. Because of the factor that it mostly takes place in height it is also called as mountain sickness. It mostly takes place due to the lack of oxygen around you or when you are not able to consume as much oxygen as needed.

It is usually not so serious problem if treated on time otherwise it can also become dangerous for the life of the patient so you should never take the symptoms seriously. There are mainly three types of mountain sickness such as acute mountain sickness, high altitude pulmonary edema as well as high altitude cerebral edema. However this complication can be treated by medicines so nothing to worry about all you have to do is to get the treatment on time. To get the treatment on time you need to understand about the symptoms of the issue so here are few altitude sickness symptoms which you should never take casually rather should get good health checkups to fight from the symptoms:

Headache:

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Headache is one of the most common problems that people face during this health issue and this symptom should not be taken casually thought most of us mistake this symptoms and usually have an assumption that it will go away with time. In case it becomes unbearable we call a pain killer for our rescue which initially reduces the pain but of course does not take away the root issue anywhere from your body.

Dizziness:

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At times when you reach out in a higher place you may feel like dizzy and would want some sleep. This symptom comes after 12 hours to 24 hours after reaching a higher place though this symptom goes away after one or two days and this happens when your body starts adjusting with the atmosphere and this symptom cannot be counted as a dangerous symptom at all though it can be quite uncomfortable as well as embarrassing at times.

Nausea:

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This complication is a serious issue in which a person would constantly feel sick and usually this symptom arrives when the altitude sickness reaches to an extreme position and in this situation you should always take help from a doctor and visiting the nearest hospital would be the best idea in this situation. Treatments can make you feel better with time and may even cure this symptom for a while and would also help you fight with the root issue as well.

Vomiting:

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It is embarrassing yet painful at the same time, vomiting is definitely not a simple and casual thing to ignore rather you should check for what reason it is taking place. Along with vomiting you would also feel like skipping your meals that result into weakness and gradually would make you physically sick and unfortunately it can also raise many other health issues which can definitely be a threat to our life.

Tiredness:

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Tiredness is the result of dizziness as well as vomiting as well as not having enough food. This particular symptom takes place when all the other symptoms begin to be intense with each passing moment. You would feel the lack of energy without even doing any such work; it can even happen right after waking up from sleep.

Unable to breath:

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This the most dangerous problem among all the other problems that takes place in this situation and it is the only symptom which makes it clear for most of us about the main health issue that we are suffering from. An inhaler can come to your rescue in case of emergencies otherwise you can always visit the nearest hospital for having adequate amount of oxygen in your body.

Unable to sleep:

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After all the complications as well as problems it is quite obvious that you won’t be able to sleep properly at all rather you would suffer from insomnia which would make the situation even worse than ever.

These were few of the symptoms that you would get if you have altitude sickness but fortunately this issue can be cured if proper medication or treatments are taken in right time.