A 34-year-old member asked:
What sort of problem is altitude illness?
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Family Medicine 44 years experience
Altitude illness: Altitude illness can be a serious problem. If not recognized early , it can be fatal. The key aspect of prevention is to acclimatize yourself to a medium altitude before you go to high altitude. Consultation with an md can get you medicine to reduce the risk of illness. Many people (eg, skiers at 5000') experience mild illness--jittery, headache, insomnia. These mean it is time to take a break.
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Travel Medicine 45 years experience
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Last updated Feb 1, 2014
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