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Altitude Sickness: Altitude sickness, often known as Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) is particularly an important medical consideration while trekking in Nepal. The symptoms of AMS are as following.
* Nausea, vomiting
* Loss of appetite
* Persistent headache
* Dizziness, light headedness, confusion
* Drunken gait, disorientation
* Weakness, fatigue, lassitude, heavy legs
* Slight swelling of hands and face
* Breathlessness and breathing irregularity
* Less urine output
Prevention of AMS
* Acclimatization-After a 1000m ascent, stay one more night for acclimatization.
* Do not make rapid ascent.
* No alcohol, no sleeping pills, no smoking, no sex
* Drink more fluid 3-4 liters day-clean water, boiled and filtered or medicated,
tea, coffee, soup, and juice
* No heavy backpacks 10 –12 kilograms OK.
* Climb higher, always sleep lower
* Ascend less than 300m a day above 3000m of altitude.
* Never trek alone
Treatment of AMS:
* Descent is the best remedy, do not wait for the helicopters or medical help
* Oxygen supply if possible
* Diamox-125 mg before dinner for sleeping problem
* Nafedipine for High Altitude Pulmonary Edema
* Steroids/Dexmethasone for High Altitude Cerebral Edema
* Hyperbolic bag
* Do not leave your team member unattended.