Your Guide To Get relief from high altitude sickness
Ascending slowly is the best way to avoid AMS. Some experts recommend the following:
●If you live below 5000 feet (1500 m), avoid ascending rapidly. On the first night, avoid sleeping above 9000 feet (2800 m).
●If you plan to travel above 9800 feet (3000 m), do not increase your sleeping altitude more than 1600 feet (500 m) per day as you go higher. Plan a day of rest for every 3300 feet (1000 m) you ascend. On this rest day, do not over-exert yourself.
●Climb high and sleep low. Hike to a higher altitude during the day and return to a lower elevation to sleep at night. This will help you adjust to the altitude.
- If available, should be provided during descent or as a temporizing measure until descent is possible. You can use oxygen inside a hyperbaric chamber.
- Portable hyperbaric chamber – Treatment in a portable hyperbaric chamber (with or without supplemental oxygen) can be life-saving until descent is possible.
some Additional Precautions
If you think you have altitude sickness:
- stop and rest where you are
- do not go any higher for at least 24 to 48 hours
- make sure you’re drinking enough water
- do not smoke, drink alcohol, or exercise