AMS – What Do You Really Need To Know About It?

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AMS or Acute Mountain Sickness is observed in places of high altitudes and especially during mountaineering when climbers reach an altitude above 10,000 feet. There are certain symptoms of AMS and they decide the severity and the treatment necessary to overcome the problem.

However, it is necessary to comprehend that severe AMS conditions are fatal. Therefore, make sure to act smart and not over-smart when you visit the places at extreme heights. Taking adequate precautions with the due consultation with your physician and the local tour operators is therefore strongly recommended. Suffering from AMS is certainly person-specific and there are no hard and fast rules to define whether you will suffer from it or not. AMS - DIRECTLY PROPORTIONAL WITH RISE OF ALTITUDE Severity of Acute Mountain Sickness is directly proportional to the rise in altitude. More heights invoke severe AMS. It is an ailment caused due to the lack of oxygen supply to the body due to thin air at high altitudes.

Commonly, 8,000 to 12,000 feet are considered as high altitude, 12,000 to 18,000 feet are considered as very high altitude, and above 18,000 feet is extremely high altitude. Severity of AMs multiplies in multifold as the climber climbs high. Certainly, mountaineering is not your cup of tea if you are already suffering from ailments like high blood pressure, diabetes, or heart conditions. In fact, it is strongly recommended to get yourself tested thoroughly before you take your adventure holidays where not even sky is the limit. BABIES – IS IT SAFE TO TAKE THEM TO HIGH ALTITUDES? Recent studies show that a three-month-old infant can accompany you at high altitudes.

However, you need to understand and follow certain conditions to meet the bare necessities and protect your baby optimally. Your baby should not be sick from fever or any such ailments prior to visiting such destinations. Carrying premature babies is not recommended too. It is always a good idea to shop online jackets for baby girls to protect them from cold. In fact, every precaution is always welcomed to avoid health hazards, hassles, and inconvenience. AMS – PREVENTION IS EASY ONLY IF YOU UNDERSTAND HOW Various symptoms of AMS like simple yet unstoppable headache in mild conditions to fluid build-up in lungs in severe conditions are observed and the foremost prevention measure is descending as early as possible.

In addition to medications, various other measures are available to treat AMS. Make sure to consult a physician and avoid reaching heights in a rush. Make yourself acquainted with the thin air and oxygen scarcity and enjoy trouble-free mountaineering. Dealing with the Acute Mountain Sickness is easy; however, you need to act smart. Make sure to learn the facts and understand their significance in handling AMS conditions. Simple precautions help you to stay away from AMS. Always remember to consult your physician as well as the mountaineering coach before you set off to reach out to the sky. Trekking and mountaineering are one of the most adventurous activities and you always need to be on a safe side.

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