Altitude Illness: Prevention and Treatment

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Mountaineers Books, 1994 - Health & Fitness - 93 pages
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Most people wouldn't think twice about occasional headaches, loss of appetite, or drowsiness. But at high altitudes they are not to be ignored. They are early symptoms of altitude sickness, a potentially deadly imbalance that can affect hikers, skiers, mountain climbers, and anyone traveling above 7,000 feet (2,000 meters). This book helps you to recognize and respond to altitude illness. In an easy-to-use format, it describes the acclimatization process and what can go wrong, and then presents simple methods of diagnosis and treatment. It also addresses those with pre-existing health conditions, and provides practical information on preparing for and adapting to altitude. With case studies and useful tables, Altitude Illness is required packing for anyone heading to high country.

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