Disease Prevention

How To Avoid Or Reduce Altitude Sickness

Some people will have fever and headache when they go to the plateau. Why? Is there any way to avoid or reduce the occurrence of altitude reaction?

What's the matter with high altitude fever and headache

Due to the high altitude of the plateau, the air will become thinner with the rise of the terrain, and the air pressure will also decrease with the rise of the altitude. So when people are in the plateau area, because of the rarefied air and the reduced pressure, as well as a lot of physical strength consumed when climbing, the human body will suffer from ischemia and anoxia, such as tissue, brain and so on. Thus, a series of uncomfortable symptoms such as dyspnea, headache and fever will appear.

How to deal with high altitude fever and headache

  • Rest in place - when we have discomfort symptoms on the plateau, we should stop our feet immediately and rest in place. In addition, we can eat more high sugar food to recover our physical strength.
  • Oxygen inhalation - when we have dyspnea, dizziness and other conditions, we must immediately give oxygen inhalation, which can quickly alleviate the body's lack of oxygen, thus reducing discomfort.
  • Get medical attention immediately - if you can't relieve the discomfort symptoms by taking oxygen or rest, you should return to the hospital immediately and get medical attention in time.

How to avoid or reduce altitude reaction

  • Keep a good attitude - generally, people who are afraid of the plateau are prone to altitude reaction, so we should keep a good attitude and make full preparations before climbing, which can reduce the probability of altitude reaction.
  • Don't do strenuous exercise - we must not run, walk and other strenuous exercises in the process of mountain climbing and walking, because this will consume our physical strength, which will easily lead to altitude reaction.
  • Don't eat too much - we must not eat too much in the process of mountain climbing, because it will increase the burden of our digestive organs, and it will be easy to have plateau reaction.
  • Take anti hyperreflexive drugs - we can take some drugs to relieve altitude reaction during mountain climbing, which can reduce the occurrence of altitude reaction.

Who is not suitable to go to the plateau

  • People with poor heart function, such as those with arrhythmia or tachycardia, are not suitable to go to high altitude areas, because severe exercise and high altitude reaction will cause damage to heart function.
  • People with respiratory diseases - the air in plateau area is thin. People with respiratory diseases will have severe dyspnea if they have symptoms such as hypoxia and hyperreflexia.

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